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  • COVID-19: Working from home
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    COVID-19: Working from home

    As events associated with the COVID-19 crisis have progressed in Ireland and worldwide, there has been an urgent need for more people to be able to work remotely.  It has become increasingly essential for employers to maintain business continuity in order to preserve their business’ in the uncertain weeks and months ahead.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Re-evaluate your risk assessment
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    COVID-19: Re-evaluate your risk assessment

    The COVID-19 public health emergency in Ireland is placing huge strain on all members of society – individuals and families, companies and workers – with Irish households becoming the new workplace for many thousands of people. For those people who still leave their home to travel to work, the journey itself may pose the greatest threat of all.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Employers’ Health & Safety obligations
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    COVID-19: Employers’ Health & Safety obligations

    As businesses continue to navigate this unprecedented time, employers should review their health and safety practices, in light of the COVID-19 guidance and restrictions, to ensure compliance with the Safety, Health & Welfare at Work Act 2005 (the 2005 Act).

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Relaxed Drivers’ Hours Rules
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    COVID-19: Relaxed Drivers’ Hours Rules

    In light of the potential impact of the COVID-19 on HGV operations and the importance of the road haulage sector to the national economy the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport have allowed a temporary and urgent derogation of certain provisions of the EU driving and resting time rules.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: New Guidance for employers on the Job Retention Scheme
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    COVID-19: New Guidance for employers on the Job Retention Scheme

    Additional Government guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been issued today, 27 March 2020. Whilst the Scheme has been very much welcomed, the scant details provided left employers guessing at whether and how it might apply to them.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19 - Supporting directors duties during financial uncertainty
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    COVID-19 - Supporting directors duties during financial uncertainty

    Our Restructuring & Insolvency team are here assist and to share their insights around supporting and guiding directors through this trying time when decisions may not be easy to make. In particular, we are hopeful our note below on 'Supporting directors duties during financial uncertainty' can help directors seeking to minimise risk, and businesses planning to avoid the need for a formal insolve

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Emergency Public Health Measures Enacted
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    COVID-19: Emergency Public Health Measures Enacted

    Last Friday, 20th March, 2020, the President signed into law emergency legislation in response to the evolving Covid-19 crisis. The Act gives the Government wide ranging powers to introduce Regulations in the area of public health aimed at slowing down the virus.

    COVID-19
  • Article

    The European Union (Shareholders’ Rights) Regulations 2020 come into operation

    The European Union (Shareholders' Rights) Regulations 2020 (the Irish SRD II Regulations) come into operation on 30 March 2020. This is the Irish implementing legislation for the Second Shareholders' Rights Directive (SRD II).

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Guidance for Boards: PLC Matters from A&L Goodbody - updated 9 April 2020
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    Guidance for Boards: PLC Matters from A&L Goodbody - updated 9 April 2020

    In our latest publication we outline and answer key questions of relevance to public companies listed/traded in Dublin and/or London in the context of COVID-19.

    Corporate and M&A
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    Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II) – implementing legislation

    Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRD II) – implementing legislation to come into force on 30 March 2020.

    Corporate and M&A
  • COVID-19 Board Business: M&A Transaction Issues
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    COVID-19 Board Business: M&A Transaction Issues

    In this edition of our series "Responding to COVID-19 - Board Business" and to assist boards in navigating the M&A process in this unprecedented environment, we look at some immediate challenges for Boards and deal makers as the disruptive effects continue to intensify across all sectors of the economy. 

    Corporate and M&A
  • COVID-19 and Competition Law – Important guidance issued by European and Irish competition agencies
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    COVID-19 and Competition Law – Important guidance issued by European and Irish competition agencies

    On 25 March 2020, Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) published on its website the European Competition Network's (ECN) joint statement on the relationship between the COVID-19 crisis and competition law.

    COVID-19