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Big hitters lined up for business law update at Blackhall
Law Society Pic: Cian Redmond

12 Nov 2019 / law society Print

Big hitters for Blackhall business law update

Heavy-hitting speakers are lined up for annual business law update at the Law Society this week.

The event offers four general CPD points and takes place on Thursday afternoon at the law school lecture theatre.

The conference, presented by the Business Law Committee in collaboration with Law Society Professional Training, is aimed at solicitors practising in business and commercial law.

The topics

  • EU (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities) Regulations
  • An overview of the 2019 regulations,
  • Completing and maintaining an internal register of beneficial ownership (precedent template and worked examples provided),
  • Warranty and indemnity insurance policies,
  • Guidance on e-signatures, electronic contracts and certain other electronic transactions in commercial/corporate transactions,
  • Discussion panel – how technology is changing our corporate and commercial practices.

The speakers

  • Neil Keenan, partner, Byrne Wallace, Dublin, who has advised on many significant and complex transactions including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investments, corporate re-organisations, examinerships and business rescues and turnarounds,
  • Fiona O’Connell, partner, O’Flynn Exhams, Cork, who advises several Irish charitable organizations on corporate governance matters. Her work includes drafting and advising on a wide range of commercial contracts and agreements with particular focus on non-disclosure agreements, shareholders agreements, joint ventures, partnerships, shared/ transitional services agreements, licensing of commercial rights as well as regulatory issues including GDPR,
  • Paul Egan, partner, Mason Hayes & Curran, Dublin, and chair of the corporate department, practising in corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Paul is also chairman of the Company Law Review Group (CLRG), the statutory body responsible for advising the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation on matters of company law,
  • Paul McGennis, solicitor, DUAL Asset Underwriting Ireland, Dublin, with over 30 years’ experience in advising in real estate transactions and banking/financing of property developments and acquisitions,
  • Justin Ansell, head of M&A insurance, DUAL Corporate Risk, London, and previously head of M&A insurance for Zurich and legal counsel for AIG’s M&A Insurance Group,
  • Gavin O’Flaherty, partner, Eversheds Sutherland, Dublin, with extensive transactional experience over 18 years. He has an extensive practice area in advising on corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate reorganisations, venture capital and private equity investments,
  • Suzanne Kearney, professional support lawyer, Arthur Cox,  
  • Suzanne is a professional support lawyer in the Corporate M&A Group at Arthur Cox, with a particular focus on company law and corporate governance,
  • Denise Daly, client technology lawyer, A&L Goodbody, delivering innovative processes and technology to clients,
  • Paula Fearon, project services group, McCann FitzGerald, heading a team of qualified lawyers and technical experts who specialise in large-scale document review projects.

This Law Society Professional Training event can be booked now.


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