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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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William Fry associate Patrick Murphy and trainee Laura Flanagan look at a recent scandal in the world of esports. Esports is an umbrella term which describes the world of competitive, organised video gaming. On 29 September 2020 the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) suspended 37 individual Counter

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William Fry has announced the appointment of 11 new partners across its corporate and M&A, litigation and dispute resolution, banking and finance, tax and employment and pensions teams.

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Venture capital funding into Irish firms recorded its highest quarter on record during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak, but during the second quarter first time funding fell by almost 60 per cent, according to a survey published by the Irish Venture Funding Association (IVFA) and William

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There is reason to be "cautiously optimistic" about a rise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the second half of 2020, a senior corporate lawyer has said. Stephen Keogh, head of corporate and M&A at William Fry, said 2020 is "likely to represent one of the lowest, if not the lowes

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Leo Moore, partner at William Fry, examines a recent High Court decision and the potential implications for IP rights in sport. A live blocking injunction involves Internet Service Providers (ISPs) identifying and blocking illegal streams for the period of a Premier League football match. The list o

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Ailbhe Dennehy, partner at William Fry, considers a significant High Court ruling concerning an employee dismissed during probation. Traditionally, dismissals during probation have been considered relatively low risk by employers since the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) requires employees to h

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William Fry partner Sonya Manzor has been appointed to lead the firm's multidisciplinary, full-service tax team. Ms Manzor, who joined the firm in 2005, advises both domestic and multinational corporations across a range of sectors on Irish tax matters.

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Colin Russell, trainee solicitor at William Fry, considers a recent European Court of Justice ruling that copyright protection can apply to a product's shape. In a case concerning the Brompton folding bicycle, a Belgian court sought a preliminary ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on wh

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Major Irish law firms including Matheson, William Fry and Eversheds Sutherland are continuing to make strategic hires and welcome newly-qualified solicitors, trainees and interns in spite of the COVID-19 crisis, Irish Legal News can reveal. Top-level hires completed in recent weeks have included con

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