William Fry

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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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William Fry has been recognised by the Irish Centre for Diversity (ICFD) and awarded its Investors in Diversity Silver accreditation. The law firm, which has established a range of initiatives to celebrate diversity and promote inclusion, had previously been awarded the Investors in Diversity Bronze

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William Fry partner Alicia Compton and associate Karen Hennessy look into the new travel restrictions and what employers need to consider if their employees are travelling for work. In recent weeks the government has ramped up its efforts to restrict travel to and from Ireland to curb the spread of

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William Fry partners Louise Harrison and Nuala Clayton examine a case in which the rejection of an employee's request to work from home constituted constructive dismissal. In a recent decision, the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) found that an employee was constructively dismissed when her empl

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Most in-house lawyers in Ireland have experienced symptoms of burn-out, a new survey suggests. Over 170 in-house counsel were invited to reflect on their mental wellbeing at a recent William Fry CounselConnect virtual conference.

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Online shareholder meetings may continue to be allowed in Irish law beyond next summer if take-up remains strong after the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, William Fry has said. Over 170 in-house legal counsel from across Ireland yesterday attended a virtual William Fry CounselConnect conference which

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William Fry partners Derek Hegarty and Laura Murdock give practical advice on common issues relating to legal advice privilege and jurisdiction. Legal professional privilege recognises a client's right to be honest with their legal adviser, without fear of disclosure of sensitive information to othe

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Venture capital funding into Irish SMEs increased by 41 per cent in the third quarter of 2020 despite the impact of Covid-19, according to a new survey published in association with law firm William Fry. VC funding increased to €192.8 million in the third quarter, compared to €136.4 millio

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William Fry has named Owen O'Sullivan as its new managing partner, succeeding Bryan Bourke after six years in the post. Mr O'Sullivan previously headed the firm's litigation and dispute resolution department, where he specialised in commercial and financial sector disputes.

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