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Expert Determination Explained

Expert determination is a private method of dispute resolution whereby disputing parties appoint an expert to determine their dispute. We take a purposeful look at the small print of this resolution method.

In Brief

Expert determination is a private method of dispute resolution whereby disputing parties appoint an expert to determine their dispute. It is most used in the areas of valuation and assessment. In certain cases, it can have significant advantages over arbitration.

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Working with Headway Ireland, our Charity Partner

Last Wednesday, 25th September 2019, Robert Bourke, Partner, and Solicitors Sarah Falvey, Rachael O’Shaughnessy and Sean Fitzgerald met at the Headway Ireland office in Limerick, to present a cheque to Kieran Loughrane, CEO of Headway, and Rella Galvin, Rehabilitation Manager. Our team raised over €6,800 for Headway. This will assist Headway in opening their “Wellness Vault” to deliver holistic therapies and relaxation areas.

We are honoured to partner with the charity Headway and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.

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Partner Michael Murphy Finalist as Lawyer of the Year in Early Career Awards

Partner, Michael Murphy, has been announced as a finalist for the “Lawyer of the Year” award in the 2019 Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards.

The Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards 2019, in association with KBC Bank Ireland, are business awards focusing on young professionals of Ireland which are designed to celebrate their achievements. Winners will be announced at the awards event on 24th October 2019, at the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.

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Lidings is Ranked in International Rating of Leading Law Firms – IFLR1000 2020

Lidings continues to receive recognition from leading international legal directories as top-notch advisor to businesses in the Russian market. International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR1000) once again notes Lidings for its expertise M&A and Restructuring and Insolvency practice areas.

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Brexit implications a key theme at the ‘Professional Negligence Lawyers Association’ Annual Conference Sponsored by Holmes O’Malley Sexton

The annual Professional Negligence Lawyers Association (PNLA) conference took place on September 26th at Stephens Green, Hibernian Club, Dublin City Centre. The one-day conference was aimed at lawyers and professionals such as accountants, engineers and architects, seeking an update on professional negligence and liability law and practice. The conference addressed topics such as the legal implications of Brexit for businesses, the claims culture in Ireland and the resurgence of the construction industry.

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New AML law in Romania – the EU 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive transposed into domestic legislation

On July 18, 2019, Law no. 129/2019 on the Prevention of and Combat Against Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism, as well as for Amending and Supplementing Certain Normative Acts (the “Law”) was published in Romania’s Official Gazette.

The Law, that entered into force on July 21, 2019, transposes Directive (EU) 2015/849 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 May 2015 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or the financing of terrorism (“Directive 2015/849”), as well as Council Directive (EU) 2016/2258 of 6 December 2016 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards to access to anti-money-laundering information by the tax authorities.

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International Lawyers Network Welcomes a New Member Firm in Poland

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of Zieba & Partners, Poland!

Zieba & Partners is a recently launched Polish law firm, made up of business-oriented lawyers and tax experts who have backgrounds in both domestic and international law firms. Their growing firm consists of just over 40 professionals specializing in a number of key practice areas and industry sectors.

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Who’s who legal. Restructuring & insolvency 2019, ITALY.

Who's who legal. Restructuring & insolvency 2019, ITALY.
  • Who’s Who Legal is a leading legal guide and has recently published a Guide on the legal sector in Italy. In this Guide Exp Legal, in person of Avv. Giorgio Cherubini, has been indicated as leader for restructuring, as a result of an independent search conducted among professionals from various Countries.
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May The Workforce Be With You! – But With What Contract?

A common solution to the chronic workforce shortage seen in the entire region nowadays is that one company provides labour to another. However, one should be careful with these agreements: depending on the circumstances, the tax authority (NAV) may reclassify these contracts, which could result in major tax expenses.

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GDPR Partner Addresses International Technology Summit

Michael Murphy, Partner, Holmes O’Malley Sexton, spoke on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at the Irish chapter of the World Legal Summit. Held at the Gaffney Room in the Distillery Building, Dublin on 1st August 2019, the Summit, organised by Brendan Guildea BL and Dr. David Cowan, was designed to bring disparate jurisdictions together in collaboration around building a better understanding of the evolving global technology regulation and governance. The categories addressed at the summit were:-

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