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Business Law Update 2022

Event Type Law Society Professional Training
Venue Streamed LIVE online via Zoom
Discounted Fee €160.00*
CPD Hours 3.5 General (by eLearning)
Date 29 September 2022 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Price €186.00

Aim and Objectives
Join your colleagues for an afternoon of updates on core areas of interest/concern in business law practice & procedure. This conference, presented by the Business Law Committee in collaboration with Law Society Professional Training, is aimed at solicitors practising in business and commercial law.

Topics/Learning outcomes to be covered include

Consumer Law Update 
o Consumer Rights Bill 2022 
o Sale of Goods and Supply of Services
o Digital Goods and Services
o Unfair Contract Terms
o Solicitors’ obligations when dealing with ‘consumers’
Competition Law Update
o Competition (Amendment) Act 2022: A New Era for Irish Competition Law
o Changes to Irish merger control: What you Need to Know
o Competition law enforcement – Key Cases of the Last Year and CCPC Guidelines
o Investment Screening
ESG and Directors’ obligations;
Company Law Update
E-signatures and Technology


Máire Cunningham, Partner, Beauchamps, Dublin
Máire is a partner in Beachamps Corporate and Commercial team. Máire acts for both investors and investees across all sectors including food, agri tech and med tech. Máire has extensive experience in all areas of corporate law with a particular focus on shareholder relations, private equity and venture capital. Máire also advises on the establishment of partnerships and partnership law.

Sean Nolan, Partner, Clark Hill Solicitors LLP, Dublin
Sean Nolan is a partner in Clark Hill Solicitors LLP where he practices company and commercial law in the firm’s Dublin office .He is a co-author of Business Law in Ireland (2015 Ed) published by the Law Society and Oxford University Press and Buying and Selling a Business -Tax and Legal Issues published by the Irish institute of Tax .

Philip Andrews, Partner, McCann Fitzgerald, Dublin
Philip leads McCann FitzGerald’s Competition, Regulated Markets, EU and Trade Law Group and is one of Ireland’s most experienced EU and competition law practitioners.  Philip previously served as Legal Adviser to the Competition Authority, now the CCPC, and assisted in drafting the Competition Act 2002. He is also co-author of Modern Irish Competition Law, a leading textbook on Irish competition law that has been cited by the Irish Supreme Court and the Competition Court.

Neil Keenan, Partner, Pinsent Masons, Dublin
Neil is a Corporate Partner in the Dublin office of Pinsent Masons and prior to joining Pinsent Masons in early 2022 headed the corporate team of a large Irish law firm. With over twenty seven years’ experience as a corporate lawyer, Neil has advised on many significant and complex transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments and corporate re-organisations. Neil also advises on shareholder and joint venture agreements and commercial contracts such as franchise and distribution agreements. In addition Neil has advised extensively on company law and corporate governance and regularly advises on matters such as Directors’ duties, ESG and shareholder rights and disputes. Neil is a member of the Business Law Committee of the Law Society of Ireland and was Chair of the Committee from 2019 to 2021.  Neil also regularly lectures in the Law Society including the Law Society's series of seminars during 2015 on the Companies Act, 2014. Neil has also authored a chapter in the Law Society's Business Law manual, and regularly contributes articles to national media and specialist publications. 

Suzanne Kearney, Professional Support Lawyer, Arthur Cox 
Suzanne is a professional support lawyer in the Corporate M&A Group at Arthur Cox. She is a technical expert with a particular focus on company law and corporate governance, and keeps colleagues and clients updated on relevant legal, regulatory and commercial developments. She also manages education programmes (internal and client), authors technical papers and news bulletins, provides counsel to colleagues, develops precedents and practice notes and maintains the internal knowledge bank. Suzanne has significant experience in the areas of public and private mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets and corporate reorganisations.

NOTE: Following your participation in this course Law Society Professional Training will issue you with a digital CPD certificate using blockchain-based technology. With blockchain, you can verify with others - such as the Law Society CPD Scheme section - the authenticity of your certificate in a matter of seconds. This initiative is the result of collaboration between Law Society Professional Training and VerifyEd. In summary, you will be provided with a complimentary, secure, virtual library where you can save your future digital CPD certificates. This allows Law Society Professional Training to better serve you, our member, by providing an encrypted platform to issue CPD certificates with cryptographic proof that they were issued by Law Society Professional Training. [Allow 14 days for your certificate to be issued].

Unless otherwise indicated our Zoom Webinars and Meetings are held live and are not recorded. If you miss the live Webinar/Meeting, you cannot play back the event. You also may not avail of your CPD Hours for that event.
For CPD 2022  information see https://www.lawsociety.ie/Solicitors/Practising/CPD-Scheme
For full programme details download the Brochure
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If you have technical or other queries, contact a member of the team on: lspt@lawsociety.ie

*Law Society Skillnet members