COVID-19: Commercial Contracts & Data Privacy
15 April 2020
Technology is proving vital in sustaining businesses through the COVID-19 crisis. As business activity moves online almost exclusively, seeking expert advice on privacy and data security matters is more important than ever. Complex commercial contracts require careful review, especially by businesses struggling to carry out their contractual obligations. Other businesses are embarking on new and unfamiliar arrangements for the first time where they need to rely on our experience and guidance. Regardless of the crisis, our clients also need expert advice on their ongoing GDPR obligations, particularly when it comes to difficult issues like sharing health information.
Our internationally-recognised team of lawyers are working with the world’s leading tech and data-driven companies on the complex legal issues created by COVID-19, which go to the very core of their businesses. Read our insights below or contact a member of our team today.
Marketing and Data Privacy in 2021
In this webinar, John Farrell, Data Privacy expert and Partner at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP addressed some of the commons issues and questions faced by marketing professionals. John advises some of the world’s leading technology organisations and is known for his ability to translate complex law into commercial and practical legal advice.
In-House Counsel Masterclass Data Privacy in 2021
Our first In-House Masterclass of 2021 was held on Wednesday 20 January. Our speakers focused on the continuing effects of data privacy regulations on organisations, looking at the key trends from 2020 that will continue into 2021.
Navigating the Competition Law Landscape
We will host a webinar on Tuesday 3 November at 11:00am-11:45am focusing on Competition Law. Businesses continue to operate in a complex and ever-changing regulatory landscape and, set against that reality, our specialist team will focus on the most topical issues in competition law.
Commercial Contracts – What’s Market?
On Tuesday 14 July at 10.00am - 10.45am, our Technology, Sourcing & Innovation team will host our Commercial Contracts – What’s Market? webinar.
In-House Counsel Corporate Masterclass - Virtual Completions & E-Signatures
We hosted our In-House Counsel Corporate Masterclass webinar discussing Virtual Completions & E-Signatures, from 10.00am - 10.45am on Thursday 25 June 2020.
Selling Online - Consumer Protection Overhaul
The EU’s New Deal for Consumers will dramatically increase penalties for breaches of consumer protection laws. We hosted our Selling Online - Consumer Protection Overhaul webinar on Tuesday 26 May.
Getting Ireland Back to Work: GDPR Issues
We hosted a webinar discussing GDPR & Returning to the Workplace on 12 May. During this Webinar, we discussed some of the key data protection issues that will arise for business over the coming weeks and months as we move towards workplaces re-opening.
Commercial Contracts During COVID-19: Onboarding, Managing and Exiting
We were delighted to host a webinar looking at Commercial Contracts during COVID:19 – Onboarding, Managing and Exiting on Wednesday 15 April.
E-signatures: A Quick Practical Guide
As most companies are forced to work from home, the use of e-signatures is rising. Our Commercial Contracts team gives us a practical guide on the use of e-signatures.
Commercial Contracts | Is DocuSign the new Zoom? Do we trust e-signatures yet?
We look at why e-signatures have been so slow to infiltrate legal and business practice to date and troubleshoot three common e-signature pitfalls and practical workarounds. We also look at three practical issues that need to be factored into any e-signing process.
Commercial | Restaurants Re-opening: Considerations for a Safe Return
We outline some of the regulatory obligations arising from COVID-19 measures which will apply to restaurants and cafés when they seek to re-open for dine-in service on 29 June 2020.
Data Protection | Complying with GDPR Timelines During COVID-19
In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the Data Protection Commission (DPC) has signalled that certain allowances will be made for GDPR compliance in these unprecedented times. Of particular interest to organisations will be the guidance on the statutory timelines for responding to data subject requests. We look at the scope of the DPC’s recent guidance.
Commercial Contracts | Strain on the Relationship – Reviewing Force Majeure
While a force majeure clause is typically found in the ‘boilerplate’ section at the back of a commercial contract, it is a useful clause when an extraordinary event occurs. It is time to take the contracts out of the drawer, review the force majeure clauses, and consider if they relieve your business from performing its obligations in light of any COVID-19 disruption.