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In a landmark judgment this week, the European Court of Justice put in doubt public access to information about company ownership. The court ruled on Tuesday that the unfettered right of public access to the personal information of the individuals who ultimately own or control companies incorporated

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Business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran has launched the latest edition of its compendium of EU securities laws. The book, available free of charge from the firm’s website, contains all EU legal measures in the areas of listing of securities, prospectus obligations, market manipulation and

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The number of women in senior leadership positions in Ireland has declined in recent years, according to research by business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran. The firm’s fifth annual in-house counsel and gender parity survey was conducted during the summer of 2022 and reflects the views of o

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Gerard Kelly, partner at Mason Hayes & Curran, flags up a significant EU court ruling on trade mark claims and counterclaims. The EU’s highest court, the CJEU, has recently ruled that a national court acting as an EU trade mark court hearing an action for infringement has jurisdiction to r

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Gerard Kelly, partner at Mason Hayes & Curran, examines a recent EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) decision on Dior's saddle-shaped handbag. The Second Board of Appeal of the EUIPO has held recently that the iconic Christian Dior saddle-shaped handbag is not sufficiently distinctive to be

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Nearly half of Irish financial services industry leaders believe the UK will rejoin the European Union by 2040, according to a survey by business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran. The firm surveyed around 400 industry leaders attending its financial services insights event last night, which took pl

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Most pension professionals do not believe plans for auto-enrolment in workplace pension schemes will happen as planned in 2024, according to a survey by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP. Ireland is the only OECD country that doesn’t yet operate an auto enrolment system or similar scheme. The new s

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Most professionals in Ireland's financial services sector are worried about personal exposure to liability arising from new proposed legislation, according to a survey conducted by business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran LLP. The law firm surveyed almost 200 senior banking and financial services

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Diversity at board or C-suite level in the aviation industry has declined in recent years, a survey by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP has found. Just 17 per cent of those surveyed by the law firm report that the percentage of employees at C-suite or board level that identify as female, or as a member

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Our regular round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com. Global law firm DLA Piper has advised global sports, entertainment and betting operator PlayUp on a business combination agreement with IG Acquisition Corp (IGAC), which will result in PlayUp listi

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The vast majority of industry professionals do not believe white collar crime is sufficiently enforced in Ireland, according to a recent survey by business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran. A survey of over 200 attendees at the firm's recent whistleblowing and white collar crime webinar found that

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Mason Hayes & Curran LLP has appointed Domhnall Breatnach as a partner in the firm's dispute resolution team. Mr Breatnach advises on multi-party litigation before all Irish courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union. He has extensive experience advising on commercial disputes across

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Ronnie Neville, a partner at Mason Hayes & Curran (MHC), has been appointed by the French government as legal advisor to the French Embassy in Ireland. Mr Neville is head of MHC's French desk and is  responsible for developing key relationships in the French market. He is also a member of t

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Michael Madden of Mason Hayes & Curran LLP examines forthcoming changes to Ireland's data retention laws. The Communications (Retention of Data) (Amendment) Act 2022 is intended to amend existing Irish data retention law to address the impact of recent EU case law, including that relating to the

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