Latest

Insights

COVID-19: Corporate M&A and Governance & Compliance

31 July 2020

Directors, board members and investors are faced with a range of questions and logistical issues as a result of COVID-19. Holding AGMs or proceeding with corporate transactions are now pressing considerations for organisations. Our team of corporate lawyers and company secretaries are working closely with clients to provide practical solutions and advice on next steps. 

Read our insights or contact our dedicated team to help you mitigate risk and ensure compliance in these challenging times.

In-House Counsel Corporate Masterclass - Virtual Completions & E-Signatures

25.06.20

We hosted our In-House Counsel Corporate Masterclass webinar discussing Virtual Completions & E-Signatures, from 10.00am - 10.45am on Thursday 25 June 2020. 

READ MORE

COVID-19 Company Directors and Managing Risk

08.04.2020

We were delighted to host a webinar discussing COVID-19: Company Directors and Managing Risk  on Wednesday 8 April 2020. 

READ MORE

Pragmatic Legislation to Facilitate Insolvency Processes During COVID-19

31.07.2020

The Irish parliament has passed temporary legislation to facilitate insolvency processes which will hopefully enable the survival of more businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

READ MORE

COVID-19 Fallout: Practical Legislative Measures Introduced to Assist Companies Act Compliance

31.07.2020
Companies and co-ops are now enabled to hold general meetings by Zoom and similar technologies and to delay their AGMs to any date in 2020. We review the new law.

READ MORE

Charities Regulatory Authority Extends Deadline for Annual Reports

26.06.2020

We briefly examine the announcement by the Charities Regulatory Authority which extends the deadline for annual reports to 31 October 2020. 

READ MORE

Restructuring Viable Businesses in Ireland

24.06.2020

For many companies facing financial stress, restructuring liabilities is the only way for their business to survive.  Consensual restructuring, or voluntary workout, requires agreement from creditors to reorganise the company’s liabilities, and is typically implemented by agreement between the company and its creditors. 

READ MORE

A Timely Reminder of the Duties Directors Owe to Their Companies

05.06.2020

Given the stresses likely to be felt by companies during COVID-19 and throughout the phased lifting of the restrictions, directors need to be as cognisant as ever of the duties which they owe to their companies. We provide a timely reminder of those duties.

READ MORE

COVID-19 Corporate Update: Next Steps for the Irish Nursing Homes Sector
29.05.2020

The Irish Minister for Health Simon Harris announced in April 2020 new measures to help tackle the rising COVID-19 crisis in nursing homes. This temporary scheme is intended to help nursing homes financially with up to €72 million available in supports over a three-month period (the Scheme).

READ MORE

Charities & Not-for-Profit: Navigating the Challenges of COVID-19
28.05.2020

Niamh Callaghan, Partner in our Charities and Not-for-Profit team, participated in a webinar for charity leaders and trustees​,​ which provided guidance on how best to manage some of the many challenges ​affecting the charity sector as a result of COVID​-​19. In this Update, we give further details on the questions that Niamh covered. 

READ MORE

Charities & Not-for-Profit: The Impact of COVID-19 on Charities and New Guidance on Cybercrime Prevention
21.05.2020

The Charities Regulatory Authority recently published its “Survey Report on the Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) on Charities”. This followed its publication of its new guidance document “Protecting your charity from cybercrime”.

READ MORE

The Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund – Further Support for Medium and Large Businesses

14.05.2020

The Irish Government announced a €2 billion Pandemic Stabilisation and Recovery Fund within the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund to support medium and large enterprises in Ireland that have been affected by COVID-19. We look at the scope of this welcome measure and which businesses are eligible to apply.

READ MORE 

New €40m Government Supports for Charities and Other Non-Profits

11.05.2020

The Irish Government has announced a €40 million support package for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises to provide assistance in these unprecedented times. Applications can be submitted from today, 11 May, and close next week. We examine the scope of these supports and how your organisation can apply.  

READ MORE

COVID-19 Tax Update| Corporation Tax Residence, Income Tax and More

06.05.20

COVID-19 presents challenges to many taxpayers who are trying to comply with their tax obligations in spite of serious disruption to their business. Recent guidance from the Irish Revenue Commissioners shows an appreciation for the difficulties faced by many businesses. We highlight below some of the helpful measures in this guidance designed to assist businesses, including Irish and international companies doing business in Ireland. In addition, we provide a brief overview of the temporary wage subsidy scheme which is being administered by the Irish Revenue.

READ MORE 

Corporate Governance & Compliance | Are Your Company Records Compliant on the Cloud During and After COVID-19?

01.05.20

Directors of Irish companies have a statutory duty to ensure that their company’s registers and accounting records are maintained in accordance with law. While those records may be maintained electronically, companies should exercise caution when using server computers and cloud computing to do so.

READ MORE 

Corporate Governance & Compliance | Top 5 Tips for Directors of Companies Facing Business Difficulties

07.04.20

Failure by directors to adequately navigate and deal with the many risks associated with the current crisis may contribute to a company’s poor financial performance and can ultimately lead to director restriction or disqualification. We look at some steps which directors should consider to prevent these outcomes.

READ MORE 

Corporate | Financial Supports available to Businesses affected by COVID-19

07.04.20

We examine some of the financial supports which are available to businesses in Ireland who are facing financial issues as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

READ MORE

Mediation | Courts Close but Remote Mediation can be the ‘New Normal’

07.04.20

The COVID-19 pandemic means we are living and working in unprecedented times. For now, the pandemic has changed how we work, but we have adapted. We look at how we continue to resolve disputes in this “new normal”.

READ MORE

Decision Making by Charities During COVID-19 Outbreak

03.04.2020

We take a look at the increased challenges for charity trustees making decisions for their charities, including decisions regarding employees, during the COVID-19 outbreak. We also look at updates from the Charities Regulatory Authority.

READ MORE

Corporate Governance & Compliance | COVID-19 and the Management of Companies

10.03.20

With the increasing spread of COVID-19 across Ireland and the world, we look at the actions that Irish companies might take to address and manage the escalating situation. 

READ MORE

Corporate | COVID-19 - Spreading into AGM Season?

09.03.20

We look at the options available to companies where shareholder participation in an AGM is restricted due to measures required to limit the spread of COVID-19.

READ MORE

M&A | Isolating the Issues in M&A Transactions

06.03.20

With the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 increasing daily on the island of Ireland, we look at how the continued spread of the virus may impact the negotiation of M&A transactions.

READ MORE

Discuss your COVID-19 queries now with David O'Donnell/.


David_ODonnell_(Web_153x230).jpg
  • LinkedIn