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COVID-19 Legal Implications - Ireland

Governments and companies are entering unchartered waters with the raging spread of the COVID-19 virus. As we keep up to date with the latest news and advice, Fieldfisher is working with a number of companies to help plan for different scenarios and to ensure that we deal with relevant legal implications in the best way for each company.

Our Public and Regulatory team  are advising regulatory bodies in relation to difficulties in ensuring continued compliance with their statutory obligations at the current time. For many of those bodies, particular challenges now arise in terms of registration and registration renewal. Many healthcare regulators are implementing emergency legislation which impacts on their registration functions. For some regulators, we are assisting in bringing urgent Court proceedings where the Courts are operating with reduced capacity. Our team are available to advise and assist as needed.

Contact JP McDowell  with any regulatory law queries. 


Fieldfisher's  Dispute Resolution group is also on hand to advise clients on any concerns, particularly in relation to force majeure contractual disputes as a result of the outbreak but also strategic advice on the potential disruption of court proceedings.

Contact Killian O'Reilly with any dispute resolution queries. 


We have a pro-active Real Estate COVID-19 advisory team, who has been supporting clients with any queries they have in relation to the virus. The current situation continues to present a variety of unprecedented challenges for property investors, landlords and tenants. Our expert team is on hand to provide practical commercial guidance on a range of property issues such their rights and obligations under lease agreements and agreements for lease.

Contact Breen Purcell or Paddy Smyth with any real estate queries. 

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Please feel free to contact us in relation to any COVID-19 concerns, we will be happy to direct you to the best-placed expert for your needs.

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