Insight Articles

An archive of our latest insight articles, written by our Partners, Associates and Lawyers.
 CPPAs: A route to market solution for renewables in a post-subsidy world?

CPPAs: A route to market solution for renewables in a post-subsidy world?

14 January 2020

According to BloombergNEF, 121 corporations across 21 countries signed Corporate Power Purchase Agreements (CPPAs) in 2018, amounting to 13.4 GW of clean energy. That’s an increase of over 100 per...

Author: Rachel McAllister
Practice Area: Corporate - M&A, Energy and Renewables
Sector: Energy and Renewables

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New Procurement Thresholds

New Procurement Thresholds

02 January 2020

Recently, the European Commission published a set of regulations amending the applicable thresholds for the procurement directives. This was followed by the publication from the Commission of...

Author: Niamh Magee
Practice Area: Procurement Law

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FCA gifts new P2P regulations just in time for Christmas

FCA gifts new P2P regulations just in time for Christmas

25 November 2019

Reminder – New rules affecting both P2P Platforms and Investors are coming into force on the 9th December 2019 – Firms must act now to avoid penalty! Peer to...

Author: Lynsay Black
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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How can employers manage mental health in the workplace?

How can employers manage mental health in the workplace?

19 November 2019

Employers should strongly consider making mental health a key focus of their strategy to effectively manage workplace health Over the past few years, employers have been made increasingly aware...

Author: Ben Johnston
Practice Area: Employment Law, Health and Safety

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The Devil wears Brexit

The Devil wears Brexit

18 October 2019

With the UK facing the prospect of leaving the European Union on 31st October in the absence of a deal or an extension, the fashion world is preparing itself for...

Author: Shannon Gawley
Practice Area: Commercial Law
Sector: Brexit, Retail

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​Developers take note, Covenants Arntz set in stone!

​Developers take note, Covenants Arntz set in stone!

19 September 2019

The £100m development at the old Arntz Belting Company site in Londonderry can now proceed without fear of legal action by the freeholder, after the Lands Tribunal modified the covenants...

Author: Claire Elliott
Practice Area: Real Estate

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Will Brexit threaten EU protected food names?

Will Brexit threaten EU protected food names?

27 August 2019

According to Invest Northern Ireland the food and drink sector is worth £5 billion to the economy in Northern Ireland. As well as being the largest manufacturer and a leading...

Author: Richard Gray
Practice Area: EU and Competition
Sector: Brexit, Food and Agriculture

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Will a no-deal Brexit lead to any relaxation in competition enforcement for the food and drinks industry?

Will a no-deal Brexit lead to any relaxation in competition enforcement for the food and drinks industry?

14 August 2019

Within the UK, it’s fairly well known that agreements which “Directly or indirectly fix purchase or selling prices or any other trading conditions; limit or control production, markets, technical...

Author: Kerry Teahan
Practice Area: EU and Competition
Sector: Brexit, Food and Agriculture

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Green Loan Principles

Green Loan Principles

17 June 2019

Summary Increasingly in recent months, the global finance markets have reported the arrangement of high profile, high value “Green Loan” facilities. In an age of...

Author: Fearghal McVey
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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Scam Victims Count on New Protection

Scam Victims Count on New Protection

30 May 2019

Customers tricked into authorising transfers to criminals in authorised push payment (“APP”) scams should find it significantly easier to recover lost funds under a new code that came into force...

Author: Claire McCloskey
Practice Area: Banking & Finance

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