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Past Events

 

4th ANNUAL PUBLIC PROCUREMENT CONFERENCE

Friday, 20th June 2014 (9am - 4.30pm)
Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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Rates: Standard €280 | ICEL Member €140 | ICEL *Associate Member €70

*Associate Membership of ICEL, €50 per annum, is open to lawyers in their first five years of practice and full-time academics

Speakers include:

Paul Quinn, Chief Procurement Officer, Office of Government Procurement
Andrew Beck, Barrister at Law, Law Library
Aaron Boyle, Partner, Arthur Cox
Michael Bowsher QC, Monckton Chambers, London
Judge Anthony M. Collins, General Court of the EU
Kerri Crossen, Head of Projects and Procurement, Philip Lee Solicitors
Anna Marie Curran, Partner, A&L Goodbody
Brian Doherty, Departmental Solicitor's Office, Belfast
Nathy Dunleavy, Barrister at Law, Law Library
Niamh Hyland SC, Law Library
The Hon. Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken, Retired Judge of the Supreme Court and CJEU
Jenny Mellerick, Partner, McCann FitzGerald
Diarmuid Rossa Phelan SC, Law Library and Trinity College Dublin

Topics include:

OCS v Dublin Airport Authority (High Court, 30th May 2014) - Test for lifting the Automatic Suspension
Gaswise v Dublin City Council [2014] IEHC 56
The impact of the Office of Government Procurement on Public Sector Purchasing
The New Directives - the most important changes
Case Law Review - The Top 10 Cases of 2013-2014
How much Transparency is Enough?
Persistently difficult issues in the Procurement Process
Verifying bids at Selection Stage
Material Amendments to Existing Contracts
Debriefing Losing Bidders
Procurement claims as a Means of Facilitating Collusion
Experience of the Public Sector in Northern Ireland with Procurement Challenges
Using Experts in Procurement Litigation
Should Notice Parties Participate in Procurement Litigation/Costs implications
How can commercial confidentiality be respected in the context of discovery?

CONSTITUTIONS AND COURTS  IN THE EU:
A TRIBUTE TO THE HON. MR JUSTICE NIAL FENNELLY

8 May 2014
Distillery Building, Church Street, Dublin 7

Co-Organised with the Irish Society for European Law and the Academy of European Law

     

PICTURE GALLERY

At the launch of the book, Of Courts and Constitutions, Liber Amicorum in Honour of Nial Fennelly, are editors Noel Travers BL and Judge Kieran Bradley, with Mr Justice Nial Fennelly.

 

Programme

Topics addressed:

National constitutions: inspiring or blocking European integration?
European law - threat or opportunity for the national legal order?

Speakers:

The Hon. Mrs Justice Susan Denham, Chief Justice of Ireland
The Hon. Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Supreme Court
The Hon. Mr Justice John Cooke, retired Judge of the High Court and former Judge of the Court of First Instance
The Hon. Ms Justice Mary Finlay-Geoghegan, High Court
Sir Francis Jacobs, former Advocate General, European Court of Justice
The Hon. Mr Justice Ronan Keane, retired Chief Justice of Ireland
Pauliine Koskelo, President, Finnish Supreme Court
The Hon. Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken, retired Judge of the Supreme Court and former Judge of the European Court of Justice
The Hon. Mr Justice John Murray, Supreme Court and former Judge of the European Court of Justice
Alexander Proelß, Professor for Public international and European Law, Trier University

Followed by a reception hosted by Hart Publishers on the occasion of the launch of the book Of Courts and Constitutions: Liber Amicorum in Honour of Nial Fennelly,
Edited by, Kieran Bradley, Anthony Whelan and Noel Travers.

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STATE AID MASTERCLASS & UPDATE

Draft Programme

Papers from this conference are available to purchase from the Centre: Standard Rate €80 | ICEL Member Rate €35

Shannon Lng Energy Limited v Commission for Energy Regulation [2013] IEHC 568
Case C-272/12P Commission v Ireland (judgment of 10 December 2013)
Case C-284/12 Deutsche Lufthansa v Flughaven-Hahn (judgment of 21 November 2013)
Case C-274/12P Telefonica v Commission (judgment of 19 December 2013)
Case C-262/12 Association Vent de Colere (judgment of 19 December 2013)
Case C6/12 POy (judgment of 18 July 2013)
Cloburn Quarry v Revenue & Customs [2013] CSOH 203 (judgment of 27 December 2013)
State aid and Public Procurement
State aid litigation
State aid issues in the sale of public land
State aid and transport
State aid in the banking and financial sectors

Chair: The Hon. Mr Justice Max Barrett, High Court

Speakers

The Hon. Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken, Chair, ICEL
Mr Leo Flynn, European Commission
Dr Vincent Power, Head of the EU, Competition and Procurement Group, A&L Goodbody
Mr Noel Travers BL, Law Library, Dublin
Mr Nathy Dunleavy BL, Law Library, Dublin

3 April 2014
Distillery Building, Church Street, Dublin 7

This conference provided participants with up-to-date analysis of developments in the law of State Aid. Among the areas of focus will be State aid in the banking and financial sectors; State aid and the transport industry; and the State aid issues that arise when State assets are privatised and public land is sold. An initial presentation will provide participants with a ‘refresher’ on the core aspects of the law of State aid, making this conference suitable for both experts and delegates who may have less familiarity with State aid issues. 

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EDAL CONFERENCE 2014:
Reflections on the Current Application of the EU Asylum Acquis

Hilton Charlemont Hotel, Dublin Ireland
17th and 18th January 2014

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ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CONFERENCE

Friday 8 November 2013
Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

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REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF EU LAW BY PUBLIC AUTHORITIES

Friday 13 September 2013 (9.45am-5.15pm; Registration from 9am)
Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

In conjunction with

Topics included remedies for breach of the Charter, the ECHR and Aarhus Convention; remedies where a public authority fails to act; particular focus on the area of environmental law; update on remedies cases for breach of EU law; afternoon case study to allow participants consider remedies for breach of EU environmental law in practice.

Programme

Speakers include:

The Hon. Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Supreme Court of Ireland
The Hon. Mr Justice Gerard Hogan, High Court of Ireland
The Hon. Mr Justice Bernard McCloskey, High Court, Belfast
Judge Werner Heermann (Germany)
Judge Lauma Paeglkalna (Latvia)
Judge Matthias Keller (Germany)
Adam Daniel Nagy, DG Environment, European Commission
Dr Barry Doherty BL, Law Library, Dublin
Dr Áine Ryall, University College Cork

The Hon. Mr Justice Bernard McCloskey addresses the conference. Also pictured are The Hon. Mr Justice Gerard Hogan and Dr Barry Doherty.

Audience at the conference on 13 September 2013.

 

Fundamental Rights Protection in the European Union (10 May 2013)

In association with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU

Friday, 10 May 2013, Dublin
22 Merrion Square (CAI), Dublin 2

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Further Details and Pictures from the conference

This conference was on the theme of fundamental rights protection in the European Union, with a particular focus on assessing the impact of the Charter of Fundamental Rights since its adoption, and on the EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights. Speakers included Judge Allan Rosas, President of the Tenth Chamber of the Court of Justice, who will delivered an address entitled, The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: A View from the European Court of Justice. The conference was opened by An Tánaiste, Eamon Gilmore TD. The morning session was chaired by Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken, retired judge of the Court of Justice and Irish Supreme Court and the afternoon was chaired by Ms Justice Mary Irvine of the Irish High Court. Papers were delivered by David Anderson QC, Brick Court Chambers, London and UK Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation;
Catherine Donnelly, Barrister, Law Library and Blacsktone Chambers, London & TCD Law School; Professor Christopher McCrudden, Queen’s University Belfast; Dr Síofra O’Leary, Head of Unit, Research and Documentation, CJEU and Visiting Professor, College of Europe (Bruges); Judge Allan Rosas, Court of Justice of the European Union; and Peter White, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade & Irish Agent at the European Court of Human Rights.

 

Recovery and Confiscation of Criminal Assets in the European Union (12 April 2013)

In association with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU

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The Centre held a conference on 12 April 2013 in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, which discussed  the recovery and confiscation of criminal assets. The conference examined current developments at EU level and included discussion of the Confiscation Directive. It also focused on the practical aspects of criminal asset recovery, including practice and procedure before the courts and the relevance of fundamental rights. Speakers included Senator Ivana Bacik,  Reid Professor of Criminal law, Trinity College, Dublin; Simon Farrell QC, 3 Raymond Buildings, London; The Hon. Mr Justice Kevin Feeney , High Court; James Hamilton, former Irish Director of Public Prosecutions; Shelley Horan, Barrister-at-Law, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Trinity College, Dublin; Burkhard Mühl, Senior Specialist, Europol Criminal Asset Bureau, The Hague; Benedict Ó Floinn, Barrister-at-Law, Law Library; and Declan O'Reilly, Bureau Legal Officer, Criminal Assets Bureau, Dublin

2013 Public Procurement Conference (7 February 2013)

In association with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU

Niamh Hyland SC and The Hon. Mr Justice Michael Peart, High Court, speaking at ICEL's 2013 Public Procurement Conference held on 7 February 2013. For further details of the event, click here.

ICEL/EPA Environmental Regulation and Enforcement Conference (18 October 2012)

Pictured at the ICEL/EPA conference at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on 18 October 2012, Laura Burke, Director General of the EPA, Supreme Court judge, The Hon. Mr Justice John MacMenamin and Mary Robinson. For details of the conference and a photo gallery, please click here.

Public Procurement Conference (28 June 2012)

(L-R) Pictured at the Centre's Public Procurement conference on 28 June 2012 at the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin are Nathy Dunleavy, Director of ICEL; The Hon Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken, Chairman of ICEL; Mr Patrick McGovern, Arthur Cox; Mr Laurentiu Dinu, Government Advisor, Romania; and Mr Claudio Romanini, European Commission, Brussels

ICEL hosted a conference on 28 June 2012 at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on Public Procurement. The morning session was chaired by ICEL's chairman, The Hon. Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken, with the afternoon chaired by Diarmuid Rossa Phelan SC. Speakers included Minister Brian Hayes TD; Tom Barrett, Director of the European Investment Bank; Claudio Romanini of the European Commission; Patrick McGovern of Arthur Cox; Brian Doherty of the Departmental Solicitor's Office, Belfast; James Kinch, Solicitor at Dublin City Council; Anna Marie Curran of A&L Goodbody; Nathy Dunleavy BL; Eileen Barrington SC; and The Hon. Mr Justice Bernard McCloskey of the Belfast High Court.

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European Arrest Warrant and EU-US Extradition (19 June 2012)

Catherine Heard, Fair Trials International.

ICEL hosted a conference on 19 June 2012 in the Stephen's Green Hibernian Club, Dublin 2 on the European Arrest Warrant and EU-US Extradition. The Centre was deligthed to welcome the Director of Public Prosecutions, Claire Loftus, who chaired the conference. Papers were presented by Remy Farrell SC, Catherine Heard (Head of Policy, Fair Trials International, London), James MacGuill, Solicitor and Patrick McGrath SC. As well as coverage of important recent cases in the Irish courts – e.g. Ostrowski and Bailey – international cases including the UK Supreme Court decision in Assange was discussed. The conference also considered the current EAW/Extradition Bill before the Oireachtas.

(L-R) Remy Farrell SC; Catherine Heard, Head of Policy, Fair Trials International, London; James MacGuill, Solicitor; Patrick McGrath SC; and Director of Public Prosecutions, Claire Loftus, speaking at the Centre's conference on 19 June 2012 on the European Arrest Warrant and EU-US Extradition.

EU Litigation Update Conference (10 May 2012)

The Centre hosted a EU Litigation Update conference attended by over 90 delegates on 10 May 2012. The conference was chaired by The Hon. Mr Justice John Cooke of the Irish High Court and addressed by Daniel Beard QC of Monckton Chambers, London; Maurice Collins SC; Catherine Donnelly BL and Vincent Power of A&L Goodbody. Papers were delivered on Recent Charter of Fundamental Rights Cases; Recent Public Procurement Cases; An Update on Competition Law and State Aid; UK Competition Litigation; EU Cases before the Irish Courts (including Irish preliminary references); and Jurisdictional and Related Issues in the Irish Courts.

Arguing EU Law, International Law and Constitutional Law before National Courts (2 February 2012)

The Irish Centre for European Law held a conference on 2 February 2012 in the Distillery Building, Church Street, Dublin 7 on the topic of Arguing EU Law, International Law and Constitutional Law before National Courts. The conference was addressed by Miguel Maduro, Professor of EU Law at the European University Institute in Florence and former Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union; barrister and former Irish Attorney General, Paul Gallagher SC; and Niamh Nic Shuibhne, Professor of EU Law at the University of Edinburgh. The session was chaired by The Hon. Mr Justice Frank Clarke of the Irish High Court. The Centre would like to thank the Bar Council of Ireland for its generous support of this event.

(L-R) Miguel Maduro, Professor of EU Law at the European University Institute, Florence and former Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, the Hon. Mr Justice Frank Clarke of the Irish High Court and barrister and former Irish Attorney General, Paul Gallagher SC.

Annual Conference on EU Migration Law 2011

Dublin, 9 December 2011 - Academy of European Law Trier in association with the Irish Centre for European Law

This year's Annual Conference on EU Migration law took place in Dublin Castle and provided practitioners with an overview of the latest legislative initiatives and policy developments in this field. Particular consideration was given to the recent case-law of the ECHR in MSS v Belgium & Greece, as well as the Opinions of the Advocate General in Cases C-411/10, N.S and C-493/10 M.E..

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Competition in Energy and Regulated Markets

Friday 25 November 2011 9am-1pm - St. Stephen's Green Hibernian Club, 9 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

This conference considered past experiences and new developments in liberalising Energy, Communications and Regulated Markets. Speakers reflected on lessons learnt and future strategies for opening up regulated markets from policy, legal, economic and regulatory perspectives. Speakers also identified transferable experiences and lessons that may be applied across a range of sectors. 

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Professor John FitzGerald, Economic and Social Research Institute addressing Members of the Irish Centre for European Law at the Competition in Energy and Regulated Markets seminar, 25 November 2011

Union Citizenship in Practice (3 November 2011)

Thursday, 3 November 2011, from 2pm - 5.30pm, Distillery Building - Organised with the kind support of the Communicating Europe Initiative

The Irish Centre for European Law was delighted to host Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston QC and a panel of international experts on Citizenship of the European Union. The seminar considered recent caselaw of the Court of Justice, particularly in relation to the scope of application of EU citizenship law and its impact on Residence Rights, Social Security entitlements and Immigration Procedures.

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Chair: The Honourable Mr Justice Gerard Hogan, The High Court

Speakers:

  • Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston QC, Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Dr Siofra O'Leary, Referendaire, Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Mr Anthony Collins, Senior Counsel
  • Ms Catherine Cosgrave, Senior Solicitor, Immigration Council of Ireland
  • Dr Cathryn Costello, Fellow and Tutor in EU and Public Law, Worcester College, University of Oxford
  • Mr Michael Lynn, Barrister-at-Law
  • Ms Sara Moorhead, Senior Counsel
  • Mr Jonathan Tomkin, Barrister-at-Law

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Current Developments in Public Procurement Law (14 October 2011)

Friday 14 October 2011, 10am - 4pm, Malone House, Barnett Demesne, Belfast BT9 5PB

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Public Procurement has assumed a crucial role in the recession damaged economies in operation in both jurisdictions on this island. It is not surprising therefore that EU law procurement regimes have become the focus of intense attention by state authorities and those funded by them, the private sector, the social economy, academics, and lawyers serving these interests. The stakes are high to get the best from the rules. This conference updated practitioners on recent developments in public procurement law and considered the extent to which public procurement may be used to advance social policy objectives.

The Centre wishes to thank Arthur Cox solicitors for its genereous support of this event.

 

          

Speakers included:

  • Des Armstrong, Director, Central Procurement Directorate for Northern Ireland
  • John Armstrong, Managing Director, Construction Employers Federation
  • Professor Dermot Cahill, Head of School of Law, Bangor University
  • Vincent Campbell, Director of Procurement Services, Office of Public Works
  • Brian Doherty, Deputy Head, Departmental Solicitor’s Office
  • Peter Girvan, Barrister-at-Law
  • Nigel Giffin QC, 11KBW Chambers
  • Dr Michael Koenig, Deputy Head of Unit, Internal Market and Services, European Commission
  • The Honourable Mr Justice  Bernard McCloskey, High Court of Northern Ireland
  • Christopher McCrudden, Professor of Human Rights and Equality Law, Queen's University Belfast, Blackstone Chambers, Leverhulme Major Research Fellow (2011-2014)
  • Patrick McGovern, Head of Public Procurement, Arthur Cox
  • Vincent Power, Head of EU and Competition, A&L Goodbody

Sessions of the Conference were chaired by The Honourable Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken, The Supreme Court, Ireland and The Honourable Mr Justice Bernard McCloskey, The High Court, Northern Ireland.

   

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Enforcing Competition Law: Sanctions and Remedies (3 October 2011)

Monday 3 October 2011, 6.30pm - 8.15pm, A&L Goodbody Solicitors

This seminar was the first of the "Competition Law Practitioners' Series" - a series providing a special opportunity for Competition Law practitioners to get updated and exchange views on various aspects of Competition Law Practice.  

 

This Seminar considered sanctions and remedies for breaches of Competition Law including measures likely to be introduced in response to the EU/IMF Memorandum of Understanding. Aine Connor (Philip Lee Solicitors) spoke about the Competition Authority's Agenda: Lessons from the Past and Opportunities for the Future. The Introduction of Civil Fines was analysed by Laura Fannin (Hayes Solicitors). In her presentation, Aileen Murtagh (A&L Goodbody) considered Alternatives to Civil Fines: Effective Sanctions and Deterrents. Mr Krystian Boino (J.C. Hoban & Co) spoke on the subject of Private Actions for Damages.

The Session  was Chaired by Dr Vincent Power, Head of EU and Competition (A&L Goodbody). Responses to the Presentations were delivered by Ms Carol Boate, Advocacy Division Manager, The Competition Authority and The Honourable Mr Justice John D Cooke of the High Court.

The Centre would like to extend its thanks to A&L Goodbody solicitors for so generously hosting this event.

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EU Law in Practice (24 June 2011)

Friday 24 June, European Union House, 18 Dawson Street, Dublin 2

Organised with the generous support of the Communicating Europe Initiative

A Practitioner's Guide to Identifying, Advising and Pleading EU law before National and European Courts

This seminar provide a special briefing on recent developments in EU law and afforded delegates an opportunity to gain first-hand tips and advice on spotting, interpreting and advising on EU law before national and European Courts.

Topics included: The Court of Justice of the EU: An Inside view; Refresher and update on key concept of EU law (direct effect, indirect effect, state liability); Advice on effective interpretation of Union legislation; Advice and tips on pleading Union law before national courts; update on developments in EU Court procedures.

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Career Opportunites for Lawyers in EU Institutions (10 March 2011)

As part of this event, the Centre welcomed representatives from the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Personnel Selection Office. Speakers discussed the experience of working in their respective Institutions. Advice was also given on enrolling and participating in forthcoming EPSO competitions.

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Regional Finals of the European Law Moot Court Competition (24 - 26 February 2011)

The Irish Centre for European Law joined forces with Dublin City University to host the 2011 Regional Finals of the European Law Moot Court Competition. This year's case explored a number of themes including broadcasting regulations, the interaction between the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the freedom to provide services.

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Visit of the European Ombudsman (23 February 2011)

The Centre was delighted to welcome the European Ombudsman, Professor Diamandouros for a special Members' Briefing entitled "EU Administration and national administrations: making the relationship work for citizens".

The Ombudsman gives EU citizens an affective means of ensuring that EU institutions respect citizens' right to good administration. The right to good administration extends to how the EU insitutions work with national administrations. In his presentation, the Ombudsman explored precisely how he can help Union citizens exercise their rights.

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The Right to a Fair Trial: Perspectives on Article 6 ECHR (18 February 2011)

  

Ms Gareth Peirce, Senior Partner, Birnberg Peirce

In February 2011, the Centre hosted The Honourable Mr Justice Nicholas Blake QC (High Court, London), The Honourable Mr Justice Egbert Myjer (European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg) and Ms Gareth Peirce (Senior Partner, Binberg Peirce Solicitors) on "The Right to a Fair Trial - Perspectives on Article 6 ECHR". The Event was chaired by The Honourable Mr Justice Hedigan (The High Court).

This event was co-hosted and run with the generous support of Sheehan & Partners Solicitors.

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Remedies in EU Law (28 January 2011)

 

This seminar explored how citizens and entitles may seek remedies to ensure compliance of Union law. The seminar considered remedies from both a national and EU perspective, and included consideration of the role of EU law before national courts and administrative authorities.

Speakers included Professor Michael Dougan (Dean of Law, University of Liverpool), Ms Margaret Gray (Law Library), Dr Suzanne Kingston BL (University College Dublin), Mr Ferghal O'Regan (Office of the European Ombudsman). The event was chaired by The Honourable Mrs Justice Fidelma Macken (The Supreme Court, Ireland and Chairman of the Irish Centre for European Law) and The Honourable Mr Justice Gerard Hogan (The High Court).

Protecting Fundamental Rights: Clarifying the Principles of Refugee Protection in light of EU Law (12 November 2010)

 

 

12 November 2010

Blackball Place, Dublin 7

Co-organised with the Refugee & Immigration Practitioners' Network

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Litigating European Union Law (22-24 September 2010)

Litigating European Union Law

22-24 September 2010 

Trier & Luxembourg  

Details to be posted following advance notice to members

Anti-Money Laundering Update: Compliance and Practical Issues

Thursday, 10 June 2010, 10am-1pm  

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin

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Financial Services Update: Regulation in a Time of Economic Crisis

Friday, 23 April 2010, 9am-1pm  

Royal Irish Academy, 19 Dawson Street, Dublin

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Special Experts' Forum on European State Aid Law 2010

Friday, 12 February 2010, 9am – 5.30pm. 

Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2   

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ECHR Update: The Recent Use of the ECHR in the Courts, Procedure, Remedies and Analysis

26 November 2009, 5.30 – 8.30pm. 

Bar Council Distillery Building, 145-152 Church Street, Dublin 7.   

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The European Evidence Warrant: The Acquisition and Admissibility of Foreign Evidence

9-10 October 2009

Dublin Castle

Organised with the Academy of European Law, Germany (ERA)

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Please note that events are not generally held during the Long Vacation of the Irish Courts (August and September.) 

Competition Law Update: Competitive Solutions at a Time of Economic Crisis

17 July 2009

Picture with Commissioner Kroes

(L to R) Michael Collins, Senior Counsel (Chairman of the Bar Council of Ireland); Commissioner Neelie Kroes (EU Commissioner for Competition); and Andrew Beck, Barrister-at Law (Director of the Irish Centre for European Law) at the Centre's Seminar 'Competitive Solutions at a Time of Economic Crisis'

Member Briefing: The Content and Nature of the Legal Guarantees on the Lisbon Treaty

29 June 2009

Practice Opportunities in EU Law: Spotting the Issues and Reading Directives

26 June 2009

The Law of the Lisbon Treaty

11 May 2009

Cross-border Insolvency and Debt Actions

30 April 2009  

The Impact of European Law on the Corporate World

17 November 2008

After Lisbon: The Future Direction of Ireland and the EU

23 October 2008

State Aid and Public Procurement Update

29 May 2008

The New Consumer Protection Regime, Products Liability and Aspects of Consumer Contracts

14 April 2008

ECHR Update: The Recent Use of the ECHR in the Courts, Procedure, Remedies and Analysis

20 November 2007

The Impact of the Fight Against Terrorism on EU Law

2 November 2007

A Practitioner's Guide to Reading, Interpreting and Advising Upon Directives

13 June 2007

Competition and the Legal Profession

24 April 2007

Competition Law Update: Public and Private Enforcement

28 March 2007

Privacy: Developments in the European Court of Human Rights

13 December 2006

The European Arrest Warrant

16 November 2006

The Data Retention Directive

19 July 2006

The Third Money Laundering Directive

20 May 2006

Referring a Case to Europe

27 April 2006

EU Financial Services Law Conference

15-16 November 2005

Recent Developments in EU Law: Seminar for Practitioners

10 November 2005

ICEL Competition Law Day 2005

20 October 2005

Topical Developments in VAT Law

15 July 2005

Ireland in Europe: Current Developments in Merger Assessment

16 June 2005

Topical Issues in EC Commercial Law

12 May 2005

Freedom of Access to Information Law: Key Issues for Practitioners

21 April 2005

Exploring Certain Aspects of the EU Constitutional Treaty

11 March 2005

Topical Procedural and Substantive Issues, Cork

4 December 2004

EC Public Procurement Law

4 November 2004

EC Equality and State Aid Law Conference, Belfast

22 May 2004

Modernisation & Decentralisation of EC Competition Law

8 May 2004

EU State Aid Law: Recent Developments

28 March 2003

The European Social Charter and its Significance in Ireland

23 March 2003

New Issues in Intellectual Property Law (Lecture Series)

January 2003 - March 2003

Employment Law Update

7th December 2002

Competition Law Enforcement 

23rd November 2002

Sports Law

26th April 2002

Third Annual Congress - EU Criminal Co-Operation

12th & 13th April 2002

Refugee Law

2nd March 2002

Transfrontier Litigation - EU Private International Law

19th January 2002

The New EU Charter of Fundamental Rights on Context

Belfast, 9th November 2001

Legal Issues of Agricultural Trade

Brussels, 11th  October 2001

Equality Law

30th June 2001

Electronic Commerce in the European Community

15th -16th June 2001

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Our Brexit series continues with an examination of the implications for agriculture on 25th April.  For details, click here.

 

The 2017 Privacy Conference is now open for registration. For details of the event, click here.  

 

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