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.
Brexit implications a key theme at the ‘Professional Negligence Lawyers Association’ Annual Conference Sponsored by Holmes O’Malley Sexton
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
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:-
Ensuring prompt payment practices within the construction industry is important. Michael Murphy takes an expeditious look at the industry’s dispute resolution process adjudication.
A sharp increase in the number of defamation cases taken in the courts is linked to the growth in social media use.
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.
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.