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  • Philip Daly | Partner | Corporate and Commercial | Dublin, Ireland
    the owners of Sorne Wind Limited on the development of a 38 9 MW wind farm and the onward sale once completed to Bord Gáis Eireann Acted for Star Energy plc and Petronas in relation to the acquisition of Marathon Oil Ireland Limited and Marathon Seven Heads Limited and the related option arrangements entered into with Providence Resources Philip continues to act for energy and facilities management company Veolia providing advice on the area of district heating schemes and on acquisitions in the energy area Publications CHP in Ireland helping to meet our 2020 targets December 2015 Corporate and Commercial Ireland s biomass resources can play an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland and in providing an alternative means of energy production Read More Reduction of Share Capital at a Premium in Unlimited Companies December 2014 Corporate and Commercial The Companies Act 2014 provides that an unlimited company can reduce its share capital by the passing of a special resolution S 1252 This is already the case under the existing companies acts Read More Re Registration of an Unlimited Company as a Limited Company November 2014 Company Secretarial and Compliance Under the 1983 Act limited companies which had previously converted to unlimited companies could not convert back to limited companies Read More Onshore Wind Activity in Ireland May 2014 Energy and Natural Resources Mergers and acquisitions in renewable energy projects in Ireland and particularly in onshore wind have been increasing steadily in recent times and this is expected to continue over the coming years Read More Update Issue 33 LK Shields Solicitors December 2013 Company Secretarial and Compliance In this issue of update we take a look at sponsorship deals and examine what both parties should expect from their investment There is also information on what you need to do to prepare for the impending SEPA deadline as well other useful tips to ensure your business is safeguarded Read More Countdown to the SEPA Deadline December 2013 Corporate and Commercial The clock is ticking the introduction of the Single Euro Payment Area in February will have a big impact on all Irish businesses Philip Daly and Lisa McEllin discuss the repercussions of SEPA s pro consumer approach Read More The Green Economy and What the Future Holds September 2013 Energy and Natural Resources As a nation we need to focus on being the best in certain areas and exploiting areas where we have a comparative advantage Ireland has a genuine advantage in the areas of wind and tidal energy Along with energy production the green economy provides opportunities for a mix of technologies in the areas of energy waste water and transport Read More The Curtailment of Wind Energy in Tie Break Situations March 2013 Energy and Natural Resources On 1 March 2013 the Single Electricity Market Committee SEMC published its final decision on the treatment of curtailment of wind energy in tie break situations Read More There s Money in Rubbish March 2013 Energy and Natural

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  • Deirdre Kilroy | Partner | Technology, Data Protection & Outsourcing | Dublin, Ireland
    pharmaceuticals and medical devices and needless to say sit within an extensive Irish EU and international framework of regulations codes of conduct and guidelines A well drafted clinical trial agreement creates legal obligations and rights for the parties to it Read More Life Sciences and Technology Companies Doing Business in Ireland January 2013 Corporate and Commercial This Guide is intended as a high level overview of some of the incentives that have worked to establish Ireland as an attractive business location for these industries Read More A Guide to Trade Marks October 2012 Intellectual Property A trade mark is any mark used to distinguish the goods or services of one business from those of its competitors Trade marks may be words colours logos sounds smells or slogans etc This useful guide answers some of the most frequently asked questions regarding trade marks Read More Publication of the Irish Betting Amendment Bill 2012 August 2012 Corporate and Commercial The long awaited Irish Betting Amendment Bill 2012 the Bill was published last month by the Irish Minister for Finance Mr Michael Noonan T D Read More Data Protection The Consequences of Non Compliance August 2012 Intellectual Property On 9 March 2012 Mr Michael Collins was awarded 15 000 in damages by the Circuit Court for breaches of data protection legislation by FBD Insurance plc FBD It is the first time that an individual has been successful in requesting the Circuit Court to assess and award compensation for breaches of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 as amended the DPA We look at the significance of the case and the likely implications for businesses in Ireland Read More Smart Metering The Data Protection Implications August 2012 Intellectual Property The rollout of smart metering in Ireland for the consumption of electricity gas and water over the next few years is on the cards and may begin as soon as early in 2012 Read More Avoiding the Storm Data Protection and Cloud Computing July 2012 Technology Data Protection Outsourcing Cloud computing has revolutionised the way in which businesses store and process data More and more businesses are turning away from the traditional IT model of owning and maintaining hardware and software in favour of utilising on demand IT facilities and services offered remotely or in the Cloud from third party vendors Read More Cutting Costs Generics in the Pharmaceutical Industry July 2012 Health Care and Life Sciences The Health Pricing and Supply of Medical Goods Bill 2012 the Bill which was published last week proposes significant changes to the way in which drugs will be sold in Ireland It is the Government s intention that this Bill will become law by the end of the year so this article will look at the motivations and aims behind the Bill and what it means for the pharmaceutical industry Read More Collaboration Agreements in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Sectors July 2012 Health Care and Life Sciences In the field of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology collaboration agreements are increasingly being used to get products from pipeline to target market in the most cost effective way Read More Pick your numbers now The Irish Lottery 20 year licence is out to tender June 2012 Gaming and Gambling The licence to operate Ireland s National Lottery will soon be up for sale The National Lottery popularly known as the Lotto had total sales figures of 772m in 2010 which was the fifth highest lottery sales in Europe on a per capita basis Read More Lookalike Packaging Leading to Unintentional Passing Off April 2012 Intellectual Property A recent case taken by bakers McCambridge s against Brennans bread highlights how brand packaging can sometimes unintentionally cross the line into passing off Read More The Battle of the Breads March 2012 Intellectual Property A recent case taken by bakers McCambridge s against Brennans bread highlights how brand packaging can sometimes unintentionally cross the line into passing off Read More Irish Budget Extends Betting Duty to Offshore Betting September 2011 Gaming and Gambling The Irish Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan announced on Tuesday 7 December 2010 in his 2011 Budget speech that he was going to make the necessary arrangements to ensure that bets placed on the internet by domestic punters are subject to the same level of betting duty as applies in high street betting shops Read More An Irish Licensing Regime Draws Nearer September 2011 Gaming and Gambling Work is to begin immediately on new legislation to modernise gambling laws in Ireland The Irish Minister for Justice Equality and Defence Alan Shatter T D the Minister announced on Wednesday 21 September 2011 that the Irish Government has agreed to his proposal to start work immediately on new legislation to modernise Irish gambling laws Read More Recent Developments in the Reform of Ireland s Copyright System July 2011 Intellectual Property There are a number of ongoing consultations in the area of copyright at the moment in Ireland The Department of Jobs Enterprise and Innovation the Department is seeking the views of interested parties in relation to three major areas of copyright law an amendment to the Copyright and Related Rights Act 2000 the Act law provided for in the Digital Economy Act and the HADOPI system in France a proposed EU Directive on the permitted uses of orphan works and a review of the existing national copyright legislation as a whole Read More Data Protection Law A Short Guide for Employers Dealing with Subject Access Requests July 2011 Technology Data Protection Outsourcing Deirdre Kilroy Head of Intellectual Property and Technology takes us through a few pertinent questions and answers which all employers should bear in mind considering the recent trend in complaints made to the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner Read More Taxation Battle Looming Over Online Gaming Industry July 2011 Gaming and Gambling In May this year Taoiseach Brian Cowen the Irish Prime Minister announced that the Irish Government is to tax online betting and to introduce licences for overseas betting

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  • Gerry Halpenny | Partner | Mergers and Acquisitions | Dublin, Ireland
    raising funds through debt or equity on either public or private markets Gerry is regarded as a leading M A practitioner in the Irish market and features prominently in the various independent legal directories Gerry qualified as a Solicitor in 1981 and joined LK Shields Solicitors as a Partner in 1998 from another leading Dublin firm where he had been a Partner for nine years Experience Acted for Harvest Energy in the sale of Harvest Biofuels Limited to Greenergy Advised Kendrick Investments a vehicle wholly owned by Denis O Brien on the acquisition and refinancing of the IBRC debt facilities of the Topaz Group Advised the Elverys management team on their successful buy out of the business through the examinership process Advised The Jelly Bean Factory in the sale of a majority stake of the company to Swedish confectionery firm Cloetta Acted for the shareholders of Saongroup Limited in the sale of Saongroup Limited to StepStone Acted for Chevron in the disposal by it of its Texaco retail fuel network to Valero Energy Acted for Veolia Environmental Services in relation to acquisition of hazardous waste company AVR Safeway and the sale by it of its Irish all island commercial and industrial waste business to Greenstar one of the largest transactions in the sector in the last five years Acted for Dalkia Group across a broad range of matters including numerous acquisitions and disposals joint ventures and commercial contractual arrangements Acted for Communicorp Group Ireland s largest independent radio broadcasting group in relation to numerous acquisitions in Ireland and abroad including the largest acquisition ever in the sector in Ireland President of the Ireland France Chamber of Commerce 2011 2013 Publications Buying and Selling Businesses in the Current Market November 2014 Media and Telecommunications Increased mergers and acquisition activity in Ireland means there are lots of deals to be done But to get the best results you need the best advice as Gerry Halpenny explains Read More International Comparative Legal Guide to Mergers Acquisitions 2014 Edition March 2014 Mergers and Acquisitions Our M A team provided the Irish chapter for the 2014 edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide to Mergers Acquisitions Read More Update Issue 33 LK Shields Solicitors December 2013 Company Secretarial and Compliance In this issue of update we take a look at sponsorship deals and examine what both parties should expect from their investment There is also information on what you need to do to prepare for the impending SEPA deadline as well other useful tips to ensure your business is safeguarded Read More Loan Books for Sale September 2013 Banking In the middle of the night back in February 2013 the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Act 2013 the IBRC Act was passed by the Irish government This Act allowed the Irish Minister for Finance to make a Special Liquidation Order winding up IBRC being the former Anglo Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society As a consequence of that KPMG in Dublin were appointed as Special

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  • Jamie McConville | Partner | Employment, Pensions & Employee Benefits | Dublin, Ireland
    for the Law Society of Ireland on their Certificate in Pensions Law and for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland ICAI as part of their personal insolvency practitioners course Areas of expertise include the pensions aspects of company reorganisations and M As interpretation of the Pensions Act and other pensions related legislation disputes concerning the calculation or payment of benefits employment contracts and pension promises the drafting of new or amended scheme documentation the termination of arrangements and employer contributions the investment of pension scheme assets including charges pension arrangements on death divorce or judicial separation cross border pension schemes complaints to Pensions Ombudsman and Financial Services Ombudsman and employee share schemes Jamie was previously a partner in pensions law at another Dublin law firm Prior to that he worked in house with a global pensions consultancy and the pensions unit of a Big 5 firm He is also on the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales having qualified there in 1998 Experience Represented a plaintiff group of 128 scheme members in a recent high profile Commercial Court action against the trustees of the defined benefit pension scheme of a global producer of supermaterials Advising an Irish branch of a UK NGO in respect of the transfer of its pension fund to a new UK based cross border scheme Advising individuals in respect of transfers of Irish pension fund assets to pension vehicles established in Malta Assisting the trustees of a unit trust in respect of a EUR 6 4 million settlement regarding the underperformance of a global tracker bond Providing advice to a major Irish bank in respect of the transfer of a mortgaged property from a unit trust to a small self administered pension scheme Advising the staff committee of a nationalized financial institution in respect

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  • Banking | LK Shields
    The Banking Finance Unit also advises banks on a wide range of Irish regulatory matters including establishing operations in Ireland and ongoing regulatory compliance We have also advised on many large acquisition finance transactions in recent years including the financing of MBOs private equity and M A transactions We also regularly provide local counsel advice to both institutional and corporate clients on large cross border finance transactions with an Irish element We act for financial institutions in prosecuting debt recovery proceedings against borrowers who have defaulted on loans including enforcement against personal guarantees and security We also represent borrowers in the defense of similar proceedings brought by financial institutions In addition we act for financial institutions in bankruptcy proceedings Subscribe to publications For more information please contact Richard Curran Partner 353 1 637 1514 rcurran lkshields ie Recent Publications Update Issue 36 LK Shields Solicitors LTD or DAC Directors Duties to Re register Existing Private Companies Limited by Shares Courts Will Seek Proof of Postage for Demand Letters Update Issue 35 LK Shields Solicitors Issues to Consider When Taking and Enforcing Share Charges Satisfaction of Charges Negative Pledges Floating Charges Further Devalued Definition of Shares in Share Charge Captures Shareholder

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  • Financial Services | LK Shields
    in this area Securitisation and Capital Markets We act on behalf of a diverse range of originators lead managers and service providers on structured finance products such as MTN programmes securities offering and listing CDOs repackagings and public private placements Asset Finance Our specialist lawyers have extensive expertise in a broad spectrum of asset financing transactions such as aviation finance and project finance Subscribe to publications For more information please contact David Williams Partner 353 1 637 1542 dwilliams lkshields ie Recent Publications New Central Bank Reporting Requirements for Section 110 Companies Stroke of a Pen Could Create Opportunities in Irish Financial Services New Central Bank UCITS Regulations Companies Act 2014 Implications for Funds and their Management Companies Update Issue 36 LK Shields Solicitors Consumer Protection Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms Act 2015 LTD or DAC Directors Duties to Re register Central Bank Consultation on Fund Management Company Effectiveness Consumer Protection Act Is This Really Consumer Protection Bearer Shares will be abolished by the Companies Act 2014 Central Bank Consultation on Corporate Governance Requirements for Investment Firms ELTIF a new retail fund that will benefit from the AIFMD passport Reverse Solicitation The Investor Money Regulations and the Client Asset Regulations 2015 Central Bank s Enforcement Priorities 2015 The Capital Markets Union The Irish Collective Asset management Vehicles Act 2015 Key Information Document For Packaged Retail Investment And Insurance Products Conversion of Existing Regulated Private Companies under the Companies Act Consumer Protection Bill 2015 is this really consumer protection UCITS V brings convergence of the depositary role with AIFMD Due Diligence Disclosure and AIFMD A Practical Focus on Article 23 Reporting Requirements for Authorised and Registered AIFMs in Ireland Reporting Requirements for Authorised and Registered AIFMs in Ireland Deadline Approaching The Fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive Investment Companies Update Issue 35

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  • Commercial Property | LK Shields
    value property transactions Our team prides itself in the commercial and practical advice they provide to assist our clients with the efficient and effective success of their commercial property projects Our commercial property team work with specialists across the firm to ensure our clients property needs are dealt with to the highest standard Among the services provided by the team are services in the areas of property acquisition and disposal commercial property development landlord and tenant law commercial leases planning and environmental law restructuring security enforcement property litigation property lending and restructuring Subscribe to publications For more information please contact Gerard Brady Partner 353 1 638 5896 gbrady lkshields ie Recent Publications A New Lease for Life Adjudication What you need to know Update Issue 35 LK Shields Solicitors Commercial Leases Key Clauses for Tenants Click for more publications from this practice area Key Contacts Gerard Brady Clair Cassidy view more Recommendations The lawyers are very hard working they just get on with the job and get back to me quickly Chambers Europe 2015 The team is very helpful very commercial and practical in coming up with solutions to resolve issues Chambers Europe 2014 The lawyers have excellent people skills

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  • One of Ireland's most highly regarded Company Secretarial and Complaince Teams | LK Shields
    shares property and contracts Statutory declarations Directors residency requirements Loans to directors Meetings We provide services in relation to the following Preparation and issue of agenda notices consents minutes and proxy forms for meetings Advising on the law and procedure of meetings Minute taking Provision of a venue for board meetings Compliance Services To ensure compliance with ever increasing corporate obligations members of our Company Secretarial and Compliance team work closely with our clients to ensure their individual needs are met in a cost effective manner Our compliance services include the following Maintaining and updating the statutory books Acting as electronic filing agents Acting as Company Secretary Maintaining the company seal Attending to any changes in directors Attending company meetings and preparing minutes Providing company secretarial compliance health checks Company restorations Subscribe to publications For more information please contact Alan Browning Chartered Secretary 353 1 637 1529 abrowning lkshields ie Recent Publications Board meetings What has changed Did you know the AGM process has been simplified Companies Act 2014 Implications for Funds and their Management Companies Companies Act 2014 Conversion Update Issue 36 LK Shields Solicitors LTD or DAC Directors Duties to Re register Companies Act 2014 10 Frequently Asked

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