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Update on developments in business law
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03 Nov 2023 / business Print

Update on developments in business law

Law Society Professional Training is holding its annual conference on business law in Blackhall Place later this month.

The in-person event, being held in collaboration with the Law Society’s Business Law Committee, takes place on Wednesday 15 November (2pm-5.30pm).

The conference will involve three interactive panel of experts who will aim to provide a practical overview of recent practice, legislative and case-law developments.

The event is worth 2.5 general CPD hours and one regulatory hour (by group study).

Topics and speakers

Panel discussions will focus on:

  • Anti-money laundering: recent developments and professional insights in relation to certifying beneficial ownership,
  • Competition: an update on new Irish competition-law legislation and on new rules requiring pre-clearance of certain transactions involving non-EU buyers,
  • Case study – ‘Anatomy of a Deal’: some key things to think about when buying or selling a private company.

Máire Cunningham (chair, Business Law Committee) will chair the conference. A partner in the corporate and commercial team in Beauchamps LLP, she acts for both investors and investees across all sectors, and has extensive experience in all areas of corporate law.

Speakers include:

  • Eleanor Daly (vice-chair, Business Law Committee and associate general counsel, Meta),
  • Philip Andrews SC (competition and corporate-enforcement practitioner),
  • Úna Butler (member of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission),
  • Niamh Counihan (Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, Matheson),
  • Martin Farley (European Commission Legal Service),
  • Gavin O’Flaherty (corporate partner, Eversheds Sutherland Ireland),
  • Fiona O’Connell (partner, O’Flynn Exhams LLP),
  • Paul White (corporate and M&A partner, A&L Goodbody),
  • Paul Egan SC (chair, Company Law Review Group).
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