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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Workplace suspensions: the Supreme Court clarifies the law

    Allegations of misconduct can arise in any workplace and employers often find themselves having to consider whether to place an employee on suspension, with pay, pending the outcome of an investigation and/or disciplinary process. Read more on the Supreme Court's latest clarifications here.

    Employment
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    EU Maritime Shore Power Ambitions

    The FuelEU Maritime proposal seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the global maritime industry. This proposed regulation is still under consideration with the respective committees of the European Council and Parliament although a preliminary deal was reached in March 2023. Read more on the key proposals

    Belfast
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    Right to set-off: Contractual v Equitable set off

    Where two parties have financial claims against each other, rights of set-off allow one party to deduct or "off-set" their debts or liabilities against monies owed by the other party and only pay the remaining balance.

    Construction
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    Incoming changes to certain CRO filings

    The Companies Registration Office (CRO) recently announced that a number of forms will be available to file online only from 11 June 2023.

    Corporate Governance & Compliance
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    Good practice for AGMs

    Conducting an Annual General Meeting (AGM) can be challenging, especially for publicly listed companies (PLCs).

    Corporate Governance & Compliance
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    European Regulation of Digital Services – the DSA

    The Digital Services Act (DSA), an initiative by the European Commission, is aimed at further enhancing the safety and, trustworthiness of online environments.

    Technology
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    The Corporate Governance Law Review 2023 - Ireland

    In the thirteenth edition of The Corporate Governance Review, Corporate partner Paul White and knowledge lawyer Michelle McLoughlin provide an insight into the corporate governance regime in Ireland.

    Corporate Governance & Compliance
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    A Significant Step Forward: The Unitary Patent System and Unified Patent Court Commence Operation in Participating Member States

    1 June 2023 marks a significant step forward for patent protection and enforcement in Europe with the commencement of a new unified European patent system comprising:

    Technology Regulation and Investigations
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    New Regulations introduced to the construction industry in relation to machinery and construction products

    On 22 May 2023, the Council of the European Union (Council) updated Directive 2006/42/EC (2006 Machinery Directive) by adopting the new legislation to the regulation on construction machinery (Construction Machinery Regulation) proposed by the European Parliament.

    Construction
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    European Parliament to vote on new draft of the Artificial Intelligence Act

    The European Parliament is set to vote on a new draft of the Artificial Intelligence Act (the AI Act).

    Technology
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    EU Court annuls Commission decision approving Lufthansa State aid

    On 10 May 2023, the General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union (Court) published its judgment in the joint decisions of Cases T-34/21 Ryanair v Commission and T-87/21 Condor Flugdienst v Commission (Lufthansa; COVID-19).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    The Mobility Directive finally implemented into Irish law

    Cross-border conversions and divisions of Irish limited liability companies now possible. In a radical change to Irish and EU company law, it is now possible for all Irish limited liability companies to migrate to other European Economic Area (EEA) countries while retaining their legal personality, and also to be divided into two or more companies across different EEA countries.

    Corporate & M&A