William Fry has announced the appointment of Matthew Cahill as head of structured finance and debt capital markets. The appointment marks Mr Cahill's return to Ireland after over two decades of practice in Japan, the Middle East and the UK.
Pay and bonus cuts have been implemented at McCann FitzGerald, William Fry and Arthur Cox in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Irish Times. McCann FitzGerald has reportedly slashed working hours and salary for most staff by 20 per cent for four months, though no salary will be a
William Fry unpacks recent clarifications about certain provisions of the Government's temporary wage subsidy scheme. The Revenue Commissioners have issued some recent welcome clarifications about certain provisions of the Government's temporary wage subsidy scheme.
William Fry partner Laura Scott, senior associate Colette Brady and trainee solicitor Sophie Delaney consider whether growing concerns about the availability of certain drugs and equipment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic will we see governments start to issue compulsory licences. Concerns arou
William Fry associate Sarah Plunkett explores the opportunities of using technology to maintain business continuity in the Irish courts during the coronavirus pandemic. The effects of the current outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) have already caused an extensive impact on global economic and social
Sarah O'Mahony, associate in the real estate team at William Fry, explores the challenges ahead for landlords and tenants of commercial property. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, landlords and tenants of commercial property have had cause to closely consider their respective obligations under a
Alice O'Connor, associate at William Fry, considers a recent ruling with significance for debtors who own joint properties and creditors seeking to enforce against jointly owned property. In the recent case of ADM Mersey PLC v Bergin and Another  IEHC 3, the High Court ruled on the effect of a
William Fry associates Adele Hall and Leeane Grace discuss developments in discovery. The importance of the discovery process during litigation was recently emphasised by the Supreme Court in overturning the Court of Appeal's decision in Tobin v Minister for Defence  IESC 57 which we discussed
William Fry has announced the promotion of Stephen Keogh as its new head of corporate and M&A, alongside the appointment of Ailbhe Dennehy and Ian Murray as partners. Mr Keogh joined William Fry over 20 years ago and returned to Ireland from the firm's London office in 2017, having served as hea
Joanne Ryan, associate at William Fry, examines a recent decision that answers a question that arose for practitioners from the Supreme Court judgment in Merck Sharp & Dohme. As my colleagues have discussed previously (here and here), the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Merck Sharp &
A round-up of deals involving Irish law firms. Submit your deals to firstname.lastname@example.org. Walkers has acted as Ireland and Cayman Islands counsel to Airborne Capital securitisations worth $637 million.
William Fry associate Patrick Murphy and trainee Leeane Grace consider the impact of a recent European court ruling on sports. On 15 November 2019, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) hosted a live broadcast of the hearing of Sun Yang, a Chinese swimmer who was accused of refusing or failing to
Venture capital funding into Irish firms fell by a fifth in the third quarter of 2019 compared to last year, according to a survey published by the Irish Venture Capital Association (IVCA) and William Fry. The VenturePulse survey found that overall venture capital funding fell to €136 million i
Irish employers looking to enforce a mandatory retirement age cannot rely solely on an employee’s contract of employment even if it does stipulate a mandatory retirement age, businesses have been warned at a William Fry breakfast briefing. Over 100 clients attended the briefing on the topic "M