Europe

M&A Trends in the Insurance Industry

Consolidation is on the rise in the insurance industry, with significant M&A activity over the past few years at all levels in the industry. George Kennedy, Partner, amalgamates the figures.

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Architects’ Liability: Managing risk in an Increasingly Challenging Environment

With the economic recovery unfolding and an increasing focus upon procuring good quality residential and commercial developments, the services of architects are now very much ‘in demand’ again. The concern for architects is that, between new Regulations and recent developments in case law, they also face increasingly difficult challenges in terms of risk management and mitigation.

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Corporate Social Responsibility Round-Up

It has been a busy six months in our latest corporate social responsibility endeavours in the community, marketplace and workplace.

Robert Kennedy is the 2019 President of Limerick Solicitors Bar Association (LSBA) and is committed to providing solicitor training in Limerick together with philanthropical LSBA fundraising and donations to various charities in the region.

In other news we supported and sponsored the Insurance Institute Dinner in Adare and sponsored UL Bohs Blackrock for whom our very own Ed Kelly, Solicitor, is Captain. Shane Costelloe took part in the Grant Thornton 5K in Cork. Our team once again helped out with Team Limerick Clean Up 5 (TLC5) on Good Friday. The twice annual Transition Year Programme was again a popular week with students, most recently, this April. We were also pleased to continue with our Leaders at LIT Student Scholarship this year.

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Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s Private Client department is top ranked in Chambers

The Private Client department at Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been top ranked in the latest edition of Chambers High Net Worth Guide.

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Build-to-Rent: Could it Solve Ireland’s Housing Shortage?

Investments soar in the Build-to-Rent sector in Ireland in line with the major increase in demand for rental accommodation. Sandra Egan, Partner, accommodates the pros and cons.

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New DOJ Antitrust Division policy incentivizes robust corporate antitrust compliance programs

Last week the Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division announced a landmark new policy to incentivize companies to develop robust antitrust compliance programs. For the first time, the Antitrust Division will now consider a company’s antitrust compliance program as a factor in evaluating whether or not to bring criminal charges against the company and its officers.

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ICO proposes £184M fine for British Airways in first major GDPR sanction

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s data protection supervisory authority, today announced that it has provisionally determined that British Airways (BA) must pay a substantive fine for breach of the GDPR, in relation to a data breach that BA suffered in June 2018.  The reports state that the incident in part involved user traffic to the BA website being diverted to a fraudulent site, as a result of which customer details were harvested by the attackers. Personal data of approximately 500,000 customers were compromised in this incident.

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Shattering the Glass on Gender Inequality

Employers will shortly be forced to publish gender pay gap information. Harry Fehily, Managing Partner, takes a look at the hammer which is about to break the glass ceiling.

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Lidings Expertise in Legal Support of Implementation of Waste Recycling Standards

According to the Federal Law 89-FZ from 24.06.1998 «On production and consumption wastes», taking into account the changes introduced into it by 458-FZ with regard to the requirements for the implementation of waste recycling standards and environmental fee payments manufacturers and providers of a certain type of products face an issue of establishing independent organizations to ensure compliance with prescribed standards.

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Cleaver Fulton Rankin launch first CSR Report – Responsible People. Responsible Business

Cleaver Fulton Rankin has been part of the Belfast and wider Northern Ireland community for over 125 years. As a leading commercial law firm, we have a fundamental responsibility to contribute to the wider society that we serve and the local communities we are a part of.

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