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709, 2018

Waiving Merger Commitments in Conditional Clearances – Competition Law Update

The purpose of merger review is to prevent mergers which would result in a substantial lessening of competition in the relevant market. Flexibility has been shown in the EU and in the Irish Merger Control regimes in conditionally clearing qualifying mergers subject to certain commitments from the parties. Merger conditions imposed by the European Commission […]

3008, 2018

Leases and lender consent – does awareness constitute consent?

It is settled law that a failure to obtain the bank’s consent to the creation of a lease over mortgaged property renders the lease voidable. A question which recently arose before the High Court, in the case of Stafford v McCourt & anor  IECH 726, was whether the bank’s awareness of a lease constituted consent to […]

908, 2018

What to do when your employee wants to work beyond retirement age


As an employer, you set out the retirement age for employees in your organisation. However, sometimes the occasion does arise when your employee may enquire if they can work beyond their contractual retirement age.

When this occurs, how do you as an employer respond?

In this article, Sarah Coughlan discusses your legal requirements and guidelines for the […]

1807, 2018

Cybersecurity company Forcepoint to create 100 jobs over the next three years in Cork

OFX were delighted to advise Forcepoint, a leading cybersecurity firm, on the lease of its new Cork City-based office located at One Albert Quay, a move which is set to create 100 jobs over the next three years in Cork. The company will concentrate on the cloud and endpoint cybersecurity technology space, creating the majority […]

1707, 2018

Mandatory List for Data Protection Impact Assessments

The Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has recently published a draft list of data processing activities which will require a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA). This is not an exhaustive list and many other processing activities may require a DPIA. However, this list sets out processing activities which will require a mandatory DPIA.

A DPIA is an […]

407, 2018

Cope Foundation Golf Classic, sponsored by O’Flynn Exhams, set to raise over €40,000

The O’Flynn Exhams team was delighted to attend the Cope Foundation Golf Classic last week Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June in the Monkstown Golf Course, Cork. This year marked O’Flynn Exhams’ 22nd year sponsoring the annual event, which has raised over €1.6 million to date for people with intellectual disabilities and/or autism and their families.

2806, 2018

OFX attend Cork Midsummer Festival in support of the arts

O’Flynn Exhams was delighted to support the Cork Midsummer Festival for the second year in a row. Following 2017’s Museum of the Moon, this year we sponsored a performance by world-renowned singer Camille O’Sullivan at the Cork Opera House. The team and their guests thoroughly enjoyed the show, which took place, Friday, 22 June.

706, 2018

Legal issues relating to the operation of Drones

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) or “Drones” have increased substantially in popularity over the past number of years for both commercial and recreational use.  The civilian (non-military) market for drones is predicted to reach $6 billion worldwide in 2018.

3105, 2018

OFX participate in Calcutta Run, The Legal Fundraiser

O’Flynn Exhams were delighted to take part in this year’s Calcutta Run. Shane Crossan, Fiona O’Connell, Eimear Coughlan, Ronan HealyVictoria O’Brien, Eoghan Doolan, Joan Byrne, and Liam O’Keeffe all participated in the 5k run/walk for charity.

This was the first year that the event was held in Cork. To mark the […]

2405, 2018

O’Flynn Exhams and Cope Foundation launch annual Golf Classic to raise much-needed funds

Pictured at the launch of the annual Cope Foundation Golf Classic, sponsored by O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors, at Monkstown Golf Club are Sean Abbott, Chief Executive at Cope Foundation, Stephen Archer, Munster Rugby prop and Micheál Ó Mulláin, Partner at O’Flynn Exhams Solicitors. 

O’Flynn Exhams is delighted to partner once again with Cope Foundation for their annual Golf Classic fundraiser, sponsored by O’Flynn Exhams […]