MHC Times Issue 39, Spring 2017

13 March 2017

Welcome to the 39th issue of MHC Times. In this issue, we take an in-depth look at what Ireland has to offer, and some recent legal developments which may affect international companies operating in Ireland.

Welcome to the 39th edition of MHC Times. In this issue we look at what the future holds for Ireland post-Brexit. As Ireland continues to be an important business location for multinational companies in the immediate aftermath of Brexit, we forecast a positive outlook for corporate activity in 2017, particularly in the sectors of IT & telecoms, life sciences, energy and food. We look at the growing gig economy workforce and how Irish employers can engage independent workers.

We examine how the Companies Act helpfully sets clear and defined parameters for the role and responsibilities of a company director.

We also review the likely challenges and opportunities emerging in the investment funds industry during 2017.

Finally, the Irish Courts continued to adopt new processes to increase the speed, efficiency and predictability of trials and to promote the use of alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation. We look at the degree of success achieved so far.

As always, we have our recent appointments, key events and some Bons Mots.


Ailbhe Gilvarry, Partner

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