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FRAND or Foe: UK Supreme Court Confirms English Court's Jurisdiction to Set global FRAND Rates

On 26 August 2020, the UK Supreme Court issued a landmark IP decision when it heard together the appeals from both Unwired Planet v Huawei and Conversant v Huawei and ZTE.


Chambers Employment Law Guide 2020 - Ireland

William Fry's Employment & Benefits Group were delighted to be asked to contribute the Ireland chapter of the Chambers Employment Law Guide 2020.


How to Manage Pandemic-Related PCF Vacancies

Central Bank issues guidance on the appointment of temporary PCFs in the event of a pandemic-related PCF vacancy


How do the EIOPA Guidelines on Cloud Outsourcing Impact Insurers and Reinsurers?

How do the EIOPA Guidelines on Cloud Outsourcing Impact Insurers and Reinsurers?


COVID-19 and a Changing Workplace: Face Coverings – What's The Latest Position?

Following on from public health guidance published in May 2020, what's the current position when it comes to face coverings. When is it mandatory and what penalties are in place for non-compliance? We consider the implications for employers and employees who are returning or have returned to work.


CAS Overturns FAI Match-Fixing Suspension Against Former Athlone Town Goalkeeper

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has set aside the FAI's 12-month suspension of former Athlone Town goalkeeper for alleged match-fixing offences


Is the Future of Irish Court Hearings Hybrid?

The Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 is effective from 21 August 2020, with the exception of certain provisions to be enacted this September. The Act will revolutionise how Irish Court hearings take place and should ensure the administration of justice during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Litigating COVID-19 Business Interruptions Claims – What the CBI Expects

Sarah Twohig and Paddy Murphy of our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team and James Foster of our Insurance and Reinsurance team discuss the Central Bank of Ireland's (CBI) new COVID-19 and Business Interruption Insurance Supervisory Framework and how it might impact your business.


Update: Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 Extends Parental Leave Entitlement to 26 Weeks From Today

The Parental Leave (Amendment) Act 2019 further extends parental leave entitlement to 26 weeks from today