Regions

Guide to Establishing a Business Entity in Ireland

A. Introduction

As a common law jurisdiction, Ireland’s legal system is similar to that of the US and the UK and businesses can be carried on in Ireland in several different ways, including as sole traders, partnerships or companies.

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Mediation Explained

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can”
Abraham Lincoln

Following an EU Directive, the Mediation Act was enacted in Ireland in 2017. It came into force on 1st January 2018 and establishes a statutory framework designed to promote the resolution of disputes through mediation as a viable, efficient and cost-effective alternative to court proceedings. Various published statistics suggest the mediation process enjoys a 65% to 80% success rate.

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Hall & Wilcox partners with PowerHousing Australia to tackle social and affordable housing challenges

Leading Australian law firm Hall & Wilcox has become an affiliate member of PowerHousing Australia, a national network of 33 leading growth community housing providers who develop and manage social and affordable housing.

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Entrepreneurs and key industry players share their election wish lists 

Startups and entrepreneurs are a vital part of the Australian economy but issues affecting startups, or policies and promises focusing on investment in innovation, have received little air time in this federal election campaign, James Bull, Director of Frank, Hall & Wilcox’s dedicated start-up practice, asked key industry players and members of Hall & Wilcox’s Frank Lab cohort (all start-ups in varying stages of their entrepreneurial journey) to share their election wish lists.

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Information on Filed Applications for Registration of Drugs has Become Publicly Available in Russia

Under the Federal Law “On drugs circulation” (Law), information on state registration of drugs in Russia shall be publicly available.

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BKP in The Lawyer Ranking of The Business Magazine TREND

We are delighted to be named one of the leading law firms in Austria and one of the 20 largest in the country in the 2019 graduate ranking of the business magazine trend.

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SCC Restores Adjudicator’s Award in Residential School Settlement

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) held that courts had the jurisdiction to supervise residential school settlement agreements on an ongoing basis.
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DOJ Updates Criminal Division’s 2017 Guidance Emphasizing Proactive Compliance

On April 30, 2019, Assistant Attorney General Brian Benczkowski announced that the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) had published an updated version of the Criminal Division’s 2017 guidance publication “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs.”  In making the announcement, Assistant Attorney General Benczkowski said the update was designed to “better harmonize the prior Fraud Section publication with other Department guidance and legal standards.”  He noted that DOJ also sought “to provide additional transparency in how [it] will analyze a company’s compliance program.”

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Does It Pay to Cooperate? Department of Justice Releases New Cooperation Credit Guidance for False Claims Act Targets

On May 7, 2019, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) released new guidance for trial attorneys in the DOJ’s civil division regarding how entities under False Claims Act investigation can receive credit for cooperation.  The release of this new guidance follows public comments delivered in March by Michael Granston, director of DOJ’s civil fraud section, noting that DOJ was considering issuing additional guidance on cooperation credit related to False Claims Act matters.

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Thirteen RCCB Attorneys were selected as 2019 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Royer Cooper Cohen Braunfeld LLC (RCCB), a law firm offering a distinctive combination of practical business acumen, legal expertise and entrepreneurial passion, today announced that thirteen attorneys have been selected as 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.

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