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European Court Confirms that Electronically Supplied Software Constitutes ‘Goods’ under the Commercial Agents Directive

Following a recent decision from the CJEU, commercial agents that negotiate the sale of software on a perpetual licence may be entitled to protections under the Commercial Agents Directive and the Irish transposing regulations.



Less Than 3 Months To Next SFDR Compliance Deadline

Check out our decision tree to determine the scope and impact of the 1 January 2022 SFDR deadline.


The Final Whistle Blows for Gender Pay Gap in Irish Senior Football

The FAI has announced that men's and women's senior football teams will receive equal international match fees with immediate effect.


SCSI Contracting for Surveyors – Current Trends 2021

Legal issues and trends to be considered when drafting and managing construction documents will reflect the risks associated with that project. Legal issues to be managed by Surveyors in 2021 include the implementation of Environmental, Social and Governance, the impact of Covid-19 and BREXIT on the costs and availability of labour and materials and increased pressures to supply chain deliveries, trends in performance security and insurance , the adequacy of RIAI and PWC standard forms of contract and the use PSC contracts and the enforcements of adjudication decisions by the Courts following Aakon Construction Services Ltd v Pure Fitout Associated Limited [2021] IEHC 562 in Ireland.


New Government Legislation Programme: Industry & Sector Breakdown

The Government Legislation Programme for the Autumn 2021 session has been published.


Private Sector's Role in Financing the EU Green Deal

The EU has launched a wide-ranging and highly impactful programme to re-orient private investment in support of its Green Deal with a target investment of €279n.


An Affront To Logic And Language - Court Of Appeal Upholds Constitutionality Of The Medical Council Appeal Process

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal brought by an oncology registrar in respect of a Medical Council finding of poor professional performance against him. The Court also found that certain provisions of the Medical Practitioners Act 2007 regulating appeals from the Medical Council are not repugnant to the Constitution and did not violate the appellant's right to a fair trial under the European Convention on Human Rights.


European Commission SFDR Q&A Published

An analysis of the key takeaways from the European Commission SFDR Q&A