William Fry News Articles & Insights Events

Breaking Bad; the Central Bank's Expectations of Senior Executive Accountability

Video: Gráinne Varian, Catherine Carrigy and Lisa Shannon share some insights in the area of Fitness & Probity to better understand the Central Bank's current expectations for culture, behaviour and individual accountability within the Financial Services (FS) industry in Ireland.


Update: WRC Postpones Face-To-Face Adjudication Hearings In Dublin

The WRC has announced that Dublin based physical face-to-face adjudication, conciliations and mediation meetings scheduled for the week commencing 21 September 2020 will be postponed.


Protected Disclosures: 2020 Case Law Updates and Key Takeaways for Employers

Two recent decisions in the Circuit Court and High Court provide important guidance in the context of interim protection under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and unfair dismissal proceedings.


New Government Legislation Programme: Industry & Sector Specific Breakdown Autumn 2020

The Irish Government has published its legislation programme for the Autumn 2020 parliamentary session


The Impact of the Senior Executive Accountability Regime on the Insurance Industry

In this article, we highlight the envisaged impact of the proposed Senior Executive Accountability Regime on the Insurance Industry.


Trade Mark Your Street Art? Don't Banksy on it!

A trade mark depicting a Banksy work of art has been invalidated on the grounds that it was filed in bad faith to prevent use of the work by third parties.


What To Expect When You Are Legitimately Expecting

On 3 June 2020 Perrigo opened its case in the High Court in a bid to quash one of the most contentious tax bills levied on a company in Ireland. This article considers the legal concept of legitimate expectation and the thresholds that Perrigo may have to meet to succeed in its case to have the tax bill reversed.


Summary of Irish Tax Measures Announced in Response to the Spread of COVID-19

In response to the spread of the COVID-19, various business support measures have been put in place by European countries. In this article, we summarise the measures announced by Ireland up to 17 September 2020.


"Buy-Out" and "Free Transfer" Clauses in Soccer Contracts– a "Messi" Affair

The world of soccer was set alight in recent weeks as Lionel Messi, widely recognised as one of the greatest footballers of all time, showed an intention to end his contract with FC Barcelona prematurely.