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We hosted an in-house counsel masterclass on the legal implications of Brexit in the Shelbourne Hotel on Tuesday 4 April. Our speakers looked at the strategic implications for businesses and what can be done to mitigate any risks. Watch a video summary of the seminar featuring our Managing Partner Declan Black.
On 31 May 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) released its opinion on achieving a common approach to supervision (“supervisory convergence”) among EU member states following Brexit (the “Opinion”). The Opinion was addressed to national competent authorities ("NCAs").
It goes without saying that Brexit outcomes are uncertain. Nonetheless, many Brexit risks are known and reasonably understood. One of the more obvious future risks is in relation to the enforcement of UK judgments in the remaining EU Member States.
The UK’s planned withdrawal from the EU raises a question mark over the ability of UK charities and non-profits to meet certain requirements for accessing EU funding and grants. If you are involved in, or advise, a UK–established charity that relies on EU funding, using Ireland as a location for your charity should be amongst the options you might consider.
2017 should reveal what Brexit actually means for the UK and for the EU it is leaving behind. We consider the outcome of the Brexit vote and the prospects for Irish businesses as the year unfolds.
Managing Partner Declan Black looks to the future to see what 2017 might bring and imagines two competing scenarios.
The UK Supreme Court has resoundingly held that the UK Government may not serve the Article 50 notice withdrawing from the European Union without an Act of the UK Parliament giving the necessary parliamentary authorisation.
We have written and published a variety of tech law-related insights throughout 2016. Following the trend of recent years, 2016 has not disappointed in highlighting many important and complex issues in the areas of privacy and data protection. For the MHC Tech Blog, our most popular post related, somewhat unsurprisingly, to Brexit and the effect that it may have on data protection.
Until recently, Irish creditors could reasonably assume that money judgments awarded in Ireland could be enforced within all other EU member states, including the UK. This gave Irish creditors comfort that they could swiftly and cost-effectively pursue UK-situate assets of a judgment debtor, after a judgement was obtained in Ireland.
The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum is scheduled to take place on 23 June 2016. Notwithstanding the fact that the majority of employment law originates from the EU, somewhat surprisingly, Irish and UK law does differ.
The UK government has announced that it intends to formally commence the process to leave the EU by the end of March 2017. The start of the process should prompt businesses to take stock of their current contractual arrangements and consider how best to “future-proof” new contracts. This two-fold approach will help protect against the inevitable uncertainty while the terms of the UK’s withdrawal are negotiated.