“Most internal investigations go wrong because the investigation was not planned out with sufficient detail at the beginning,” according to Pinsent Masons partner Ann Henry

Businesses that plan internal investigations in detail at the outset are best placed to uncover the truth fairly, withstand challenges to privilege an(...)

The IFSC in Dublin. The Irish funds industry contributes €837 million annually in direct taxes to the exchequer, research indicates. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Plans to modernise and enhance the Investment Limited Partnerships Act will target growth in the private-equity and fund industries, according to Aong(...)

More than 100 financial services applications have been received by the Central Bank of Ireland since the Brexit referendum – the majority of them asset management applications. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Brexit, although it has yet to happen, has already brought about changes to the financial services authorisation landscape, and these changes are like(...)

More enterprises than ever are beginning to explore blockchain in order to understand how it can be harnessed to benefit their own businesses.

Most people’s first introduction to blockchain was through cryptocurrency. With Bitcoin arriving to mainstream recognition, people were introduced to (...)

The reforms proposed would see the establishment of a gambling regulator and a new licensing regime for operators.

Irish bookies and other gaming operators should start preparing for a new regulatory regime. That’s the belief of Pinsent Masons senior associate Derm(...)

“It’s not so much about overt homophobia or transphobia at this juncture but more about awareness and unconscious bias.” Photograph: iStock

Homophobia and transphobia can lead to prejudice and exclusion in the workplace, but several Irish companies have put in place initiatives to educate (...)

The Law Society’s headquarters in Blackhall Place, Dublin. Director general Ken Murphy said most British solicitors seeking entry to the Irish roll are doing so to protect their status as EU lawyers. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Law Society of Ireland’s director general Ken Murphy has played down the significance of a number of British solicitors taking out licences allowi(...)

Some of the UK’s biggest law firms, including Freshfields, Hogan Lovells, Slaughter and May and Allen & Overy have reportedly registered solicitors in Ireland

International law firm Pinsent Masons has instructed a Dublin commercial property agent to find a 10,000sq ft office space for it in the wake of Brexi(...)