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EU Sustainable Investment Taxonomy: Will you Qualify as 'Green'?

On 29 January 2020, the agreed text of the EU's framework for classifying which activities are 'green' or 'sustainable' (the Taxonomy) was published and is expected to become law in the coming weeks.


Vaccine supply row highlights the need to inject certainty into "best efforts" obligations

The row between AstraZeneca and the European Commission illustrates the complexities contracting parties can face when they agree to use "best efforts" to achieve a given outcome.


First Reported WRC decision on Covid-19 in the Workplace

The Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) recently found that an employee was constructively dismissed when her employer rejected her request to work from home at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. We look at this finding in more detail.


Ireland Supports Mechanisms to Resolve Double Taxation Disputes Between Member States

To strengthen the mechanisms available to resolve double taxation disputes between Member States, the EU introduced the Dispute Resolution Mechanism Directive ((EU) 2017/1852) (DRM) which was transposed into Irish law and took effect from 1 July 2019. The European Union (Tax Dispute Resolution Mechanisms) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 were signed by the Minister for Finance on 18 December 2020 to ensure that full effect is given to the mechanisms available under the DRM


Keeping It Cool - COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery

Keeping It Cool - COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery


Sports Bulletin – A Year in Review in Sport

The William Fry Sports Group look back at the sports sector in 2020


Irish Tax Measures for 2021 in Response to COVID-19

In response to the spread of COVID-19, various business support measures have been put in place by European countries. In this article, we summarise the Irish measures applicable in 2021, as at 28 January 2021.


Guide to the Investment Limited Partnership: Ireland's new and Improved Option for Private Fund Sponsors

Ireland has recently modernised its Investment Limited Partnership fund structure with the aim of providing a flexible and tailored regime able to successfully compete with limited partnership options favoured in other private fund domiciles. This briefing is a high-level overview of the structure, its key features, parties and the establishment process.


IPHA's Revised Self-Care Advertising Code

Effective from 1 March 2021, the revised IPHA Code introduces new rules for advertising non-prescription medicines, traditional herbal medicinal products and certain medical devices.