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    A no-deal Brexit: Competition law and consequences for businesses in Ireland

    Following the referendum held on 23 June 2016, the UK Government submitted a notification to the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2017 of its intention to withdraw the UK from the EU.

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    BREXIT: how (and where) commercial disputes would be litigated after a “no deal” Brexit

    The effects of Brexit on major commercial transactions and the resolution of commercial disputes will ultimately depend on the terms on which the UK leaves the European Union. An extreme ...

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    BREXIT: Irish subsidiaries of UK firms warned of more dawn raids

    One of the unforeseen consequences of Brexit is that Irish businesses could be subject to more competition dawn raids by the European Commission as the option of conducting these unannounced...

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    BREXIT: pay-when-paid clauses in construction contracts

    Cash flow is the life blood of the construction industry, goes the mantra. Construction projects often have long supply chains. When cash stops flowing down the chain, businesses can fail....

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    Brexit and the World Trade Organisation

    The current absence of political resolution and the fast-approaching date for Brexit means that there is a heightened chance of a no-deal Brexit. If so, World Trade Organisation rules will...

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    Brexit and Public Procurement

    Companies tendering for public contracts in the UK and Ireland after 29 March 2019 (or such later date if extended) will need to be aware of the changes that Brexit will bring...

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    Brexit: Health & Safety Update

    As the UK is expected to leave the EU on 29 March, a number of key areas of concern have emerged in respect of health and safety protections.   Stakeholders in the...

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    What is the Backstop?

    The backstop would be a legally binding agreement between the EU and the UK that neither a hard border nor checks will be reintroduced between Northern Ireland and Ireland after...

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    Brexit: is it still 50:50 on B-Day minus 50?

    Today marks 50 days before the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU). The question now is not so much will the UK leave the EU but on what...

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    Ireland’s Gender Pay Gap Reporting Legislation – Temporary Pause for Brexit

    Over the course of 2018 Ireland took a number of steps towards introducing mandatory gender pay gap (GPG) reporting into Irish law. there are currently two separate bills on GPG reporting...

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    Brexit Update: Asset Management & Investment Funds

    On 1 February 2019 ESMA confirmed the agreement of no-deal Brexit MoUs with the FCA. One MoU is between the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)...

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    Irish Businesses Face Higher EU Dawn Raid Risk Post-Brexit

    European Commission regularly "dawn raids" businesses across the European Union (EU) to try to uncover evidence of anti-competitive deals, abuse of dominance and unlawful State aid. These dawn raids are...

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