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William Fry has achieved the Business Working Responsibly Mark in recognition of its commitment to sustainability. The Mark, developed by  Business in the Community Ireland and audited by the NSAI, is based on ISO 26000 and was presented at the "Embedding Sustainability in your Business" webina

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The Irish M&A market recorded 240 significant transactions in 2021, a 33 per cent rise on 2020 and the highest deal volume since 2006. The William Fry M&A Review 2021, in association with Mergermarket, also found that total M&A value recovered significantly, rising by 185 per cent to &eu

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William Fry partner Richard Breen examines a recent High Court judgment which departed from the normal measure of costs. In a recent ex tempore judgment in a landlord and tenant dispute (Dipcot Holdings Ltd v Euro General Unreported, ex tempore, High Court, O’Hanlon J., 28 June 2021) the High

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William Fry has announced the appointment of Liam Arthur as a partner in the firm's corporate/M&A department. Mr Arthur will join the firm in January 2022 from Proskauer Rose LLP in London, where he has worked for the past six years.

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Irish employers should align any compulsory retirement age in their employment contracts with the State pension age, a conference attended by over 200 in-house legal counsel has heard. Attendees at William Fry’s CounselConnect conference heard that a small but growing number of employers have

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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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