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Dunnes Stores Appeal Case on Plastic Bag Levy

The recent Supreme Court judgment of Mr Justice MacMenamin in Dunnes Stores v Revenue Commissioners & Others [2019] IESC 50 considered the fundamental features of the plastic bag levy provisions contained in the Waste Management Act 1996 and related legislation.


Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas - 2020

In the final instalment of our 12 Days of Christmas series, we look at some developments that we can expect in 2020.


Advisor to the CJEU in the Schrems II case finds standard contractual clauses remain valid

In an opinion delivered on 19 December 2019, Advocate General Henrik Saugmandsgaard Øe finds that the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) should declare that the Commission's decision on standard contractual clauses (SCCs), widely used for the international data transfers, is valid. William Fry represented BSA The Software Alliance, (which includes Microsoft, Apple, Workday, Adobe and others) before the Irish Court that made this reference.


Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas - Pensions

In the penultimate instalment of our '12 Days of Christmas' series, we highlight three pension law developments from 2019.


Russia Banned from Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar

Russia banned by WADA from all major sporting events for four years including the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 and the Qatar World Cup in 2022


Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas - Legal Representation/Disciplinary Process

In today's edition, we remind ourselves of the Supreme Court's decision in McKelvey v Iarnrod Eireann/Irish Rail [2019] IESC 79 on the circumstances in which an employer is required to permit an employee to be legally represented during a disciplinary process


IOSCO's Leverage Framework for Investment Funds

On 13 December 2019, IOSCO published recommendations for the measurement and monitoring of leverage in investment funds.


Employment & Benefits 12 Days of Christmas - Flexible Working Part 2

In our second bulletin on flexible working, we consider the importance of complying with working-time legislation when embracing innovative ways of working.


Second Ever Public Hearing by CAS following ECtHR Decision

CAS held its second ever public hearing following a change to the Code of Sports-related Arbitration brought about by an ECtHR decision