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ICC Arbitration Rules 2021 Come into Force – What do you Need to Know?

New International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Rules of Arbitration entered into force on 1 January 2021, replacing the current ICC Rules of Arbitration that have been in effect since 2017. What does it mean for contracts where the ICC Rules of Arbitration are applicable or where the International Court of Arbitration of the ICC is the dispute resolution body, such as on certain large-scale infrastructure and construction projects?


Injecting Some Clarity for Employers into the Vaccine Conversation

It's time for employers to prepare for the widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine.


William Fry Data Protection Day Update 2021

Ahead of the Council of Europe's annual Data Protection Day on 28 January 2021, we unpack the key data protection stories of 2020 and look ahead to what 2021 has in store.


Investment Firms: CBI Consultation on Competent Authority Discretions in the IFD/IFR

The Investment Firms Directive and Investment Firms Regulation (IFD/IFR) will become applicable for MiFID authorised investment firms from 26 June 2021. In this briefing, we examine the Central Bank of Ireland's proposed approach to national competent authority discretions in the IFD/IFR.


New Code of Practice on Bullying at Work

A new Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work came into effect by way of Statutory Instrument on 23 December 2020.


FDI Screening – a New Regulatory Regime for Foreign Investors into Ireland?

The government may introduce a screening mechanism for foreign direct investment into Ireland.


Judgment in FBD Business Interruption Insurance Cases Delayed to Consider UK Supreme Court Judgment

Mr Justice McDonald has deferred judgment in the FBD business interruption insurance test cases to allow the parties to make submissions following the UK Supreme Court's decision to rule in favour of the FCA and policyholders in a similar case.


Pensions Winter Briefing

In their Winter Briefing, our Pensions team provides an insight into some of the key legal developments we expect to see in the Irish pensions sector this year.


Government Publishes Spring Legislation Programme for Spring 2021

The legislative programme for the forthcoming spring Oireachtas session has been published by the Government Chief Whip, Jack Chambers TD.