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William Fry's pro bono programme has been recognised at the 2021 Chambers Sustainable Business Impact Awards. The law firm won the "Excellence in Social Enterprise" award for its Social Impact+ programme, which was launched in partnership with Inner City Enterprise in July 2019.

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William Fry LLP has announced the launch of two new business service lines to address the changing needs of businesses and lawyers. The new service models, dubbed PeopleBridge by William Fry and William Fry Connect, bring a business model increasingly common in the UK to a major Irish law firm for t

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William Fry partners Colette Brady and Laura Scott examine when the Unified Patent Court (UPC) could become a reality. The creation of a single European patent with unitary effect across participating EU member states (Unified Patent/UP) and a new court system to enforce and defend such patents (Uni

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William Fry has congratulated the winners of the Irish Junior Lawn Tennis Championships of Ireland, one of the oldest amateur sporting events in the world, which it has sponsored for the 12th year. Recognised as one of the most prestigious events in youth tennis, the championship acts as a scouting

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M&A activity in Ireland reached a record high in the first six months of 2021, according to a new report published by law firm William Fry in association with Mergermarket. There were 106 deals recorded in the first half of the year, a 33 per cent rise on the same period in 2020 and the most of

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William Fry partner Colette Brady and trainee solicitor Darragh Larkin consider the latest EU case law on user-generated content. The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued its judgment on the liability of internet platforms in the joined cases of YouTube and C

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Our regular round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com. A&L Goodbody is advising US-headquartered multinational Pilgrim's Pride on its proposed $952 million (roughly €800m) acquisition of Kerry's meats and meals business in Ireland and the UK.

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The vast majority of in-house counsel want virtual dispute resolution processes to continue past the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, a survey has found. William Fry surveyed over 100 in-house counsel at its CounselConnect virtual conference this week, where counsel were asked to reflect on how Covid-1

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Our regular round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to newsdesk@irishlegal.com. William Fry, working closely with Clifford Chance and Debevoise & Plimpton, is advising US-based private investment firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice on its £2.6bn recommended takeove

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William Fry today announced the appointment of two new partners across its Banking & Finance and Technology departments. Louise McNabola has been appointed as a partner in the Banking & Finance Department where she specialises in financial regulation. She has extensive knowledge and experien

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William Fry partner Leo Moore examines what is reasonable and proportionate to request from an individual in order to verify their identity. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) significantly enhances data subject rights, including the right to information, access, rectification and erasure

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William Fry has been named Irish Patent Contentious Firm of the Year 2021 at the annual Managing IP Awards, held virtually this week. The award recognises William Fry's prominent position in the area of patent litigation, having acted in the majority of patent disputes before the Irish courts in rec

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William Fry lawyers Patrick Murphy and Laura Flanagan talk about spectator litigation in sport where spectators are struck by golf balls, rugby balls or ice hockey pucks while attending sporting events. While litigation taken by spectators is relatively rare in Ireland, it has arisen in golf, i

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Matheson and Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, have been ranked among the leading legal advisers to the Irish funds industry. The Monterey Insight Ireland Fund Report has recorded double-digit growth for the funds industry in the year to the end of June 2020.

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