This book offers an introduction to business law in Ireland and explores the major requisite themes, including the law of tort, the law of contract, company and commercial law, European/EU law, and employment law. Contents include: what is "a tort"? * professional negligence * passing off * offer and acceptance * consideration and intention to create legal relations * the sale of goods and supply of services * contractual terms and exclusion clauses * misrepresentation * mistake * economic duress and undue influence discharge * remedies for a breach of contract * introduction to company law * directors * agency * corporate borrowing * negotiable instruments * insurance * corporate insolvency * introduction to European law * significant case law of the EU * the contract of employment * employment law disputes. (Series: Core Text) [Subject: Irish Law, Business Law, Labor Law]
While many students may consider company law to be technical, dry, and difficult to understand, the approach taken in this book is to breathe life into existing Irish and English case law and use it to explain and outline the current law, guiding the reader through the principles of company law in a clear and concise way. Company Law in Ireland is an essential and recommended textbook for most undergraduate law courses. All students of company and business law, as well as business owners and persons with a general interest in company law will find this book to be both readable and accessible. This second edition is now fully revised to take account of the commencement of the Ireland's Companies Act 2014. *** From the Foreword of the First Edition: ''Mr. Thuillier's enthusiasm for and knowledge of company law and novel approach makes this book accessible to persons without a prior knowledge of company law who may have an interest in the topic. Whilst its structure and useful identification of "learning outcomes" makes it particularly suitable for students others who may wish understand company law whether in connection with their business, voluntary activities or otherwise will find this book accessible and of interest.'' -- Ms. Justice Finlay Geoghegan (Series: The Core Text) [Subject: Irish Law, Company Law, Business Law]
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of the law covering merchants’ status and obligations – including the laws governing state intervention in economic activities – in Ireland provides quick and easy guidance on such commercial and economic matters as business assets, negotiable instruments, commercial securities, and regulation of the conditions of commercial transactions. Lawyers who handle transnational business will appreciate the explanation of local variations in terminology and the distinctive concepts that determine practice and procedure. Starting with a general description of the specifically applicable concepts and sources of commercial law, the book goes on to discuss such factors as obligations of economic operators and institutions, goodwill, broker/client relations, commercial property rights, and bankruptcy. Discussion of economic law covers the laws governing establishment, supervision of economic activities, competition law, and government taxation incentives. These details are presented in such a way that readers who are unfamiliar with specific terms and concepts in varying contexts will fully grasp their meaning and significance. Thorough yet practical, this convenient volume is a valuable tool for business executives and their legal counsel with international interests. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Ireland will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative commercial and economic law.
Updateedition of this bestselling introductory textbook on Irish business law, which reflects all the major legislative and case law changes since 2008. Updated 6th edition of this bestselling introductory textbook on Irish business law, which reflects all the major legislative and case law changes since 2008. New to this edition: Defamation Act 2009 Legal Services Ombudsman Act 2009 Companies (Amendment) Act 2009 Enactment of Treaty of Lisbon in 2009 29th Amendment of the Constitution (Judges' Remuneration) Act 2011 Companies (Amendment) Bill 2012 Competition (Amendment) Bill 2011 Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011 Judicial Council Bill 2012 Enlargement of EU and Eurozone Streamlining of Employment Rights Bodies Provides students with a broad knowledge of the principles of Irish law as it affects commercial transactions Each chapter contains: Learning objectives The related rules of law to help students assimilate the necessary facts A progress test and a list of important cases and/or statutes referred to Useful internet resources for further research Includes past exam questions from professional bodies Written For: Business law students within: Accounting Technicians Ireland Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Marketing Institute of Ireland Institute of Bankers in Ireland Irish Taxation Institute Honourable Society of King's Inns Law Society of Ireland Institute of International Trade of Ireland Irish Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management
Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this practical analysis of sports law in Ireland deals with the regulation of sports activity by both public authorities and private sports organizations. The growing internationalization of sports inevitably increases the weight of global regulation, yet each country maintains its own distinct regime of sports law and its own national and local sports organizations. Sports law at a national or organizational level thus gains a growing relevance in comparative law. The book describes and discusses both state-created rules and autonomous self-regulation regarding the variety of economic, social, commercial, cultural, and political aspects of sports activities. Self- regulation manifests itself in the form of by-laws, and encompasses organizational provisions, disciplinary rules, and rules of play. However, the trend towards more professionalism in sports and the growing economic, social and cultural relevance of sports have prompted an increasing reliance on legal rules adopted by public authorities. This form of regulation appears in a variety of legal areas, including criminal law, labour law, commercial law, tax law, competition law, and tort law, and may vary following a particular type or sector of sport. It is in this dual and overlapping context that such much-publicized aspects as doping, sponsoring and media, and responsibility for injuries are legally measured. This monograph fills a gap in the legal literature by giving academics, practitioners, sports organizations, and policymakers access to sports law at this specific level. Lawyers representing parties with interests in Ireland will welcome this very useful guide, and academics and researchers will appreciate its value in the study of comparative sports law.
Competition is recognised as a key driver of growth and innovation. Competition ensures that businesses continually improve their goods and services whilst striving to reduce their costs. Anti-competitive conduct by businesses, such as price-fixing, causes harm to the economy, to other businesses and to consumers. It is small businesses and the consumer who ultimately pay the price for anti-competitive conduct. A coherent competition policy that is both effectively implemented and effectively enforced is essential in driving growth and innovation in a market economy. The importance of competition was recently emphasised when the EU/ECB/IMF 'Troika' included a number of competition specific conditions to the terms of Ireland's bailout. Both Irish and Community law recognise the right for parties injured by anti-competitive conduct to sue for damages. This right to damages, in theory, allows those that have suffered loss to recover that loss whilst helping to deter others from taking the illegal route to commercial success. However private actions for damages in Ireland are rare. This book asks what the purpose of private competition litigation is and questions why there has been a dearth of this litigation in Ireland. The author makes a number of suggestions for reform of the law to enable and encourage private competition litigation. The author takes as his starting point the European Commission's initiative on damages actions for breach of the EC antitrust rules and compares the position in Ireland to that currently found in the UK and US.
Author: The George Washington International Law Review
The Guide to International Legal Research is an authoritative and comprehensive reference tool for law students and practitioners. Authored annually by The George Washington International Law Review, the Guide is designed to assist both novices and professionals with their international legal research. Following an introduction by Professor Christopher J. Borgen, the Guide is organized into two parts. In the first part, chapters are divided by regions. Each regional chapter includes an overview of the geopolitical climate in that region and lists government resources, legal resources, media resources, and resources by topic. Where appropriate, these sources are subdivided by country. Many of the chapters discuss general multi-national organizations as well as international trade organizations and agreements that are specific to the region. The Guide also provides an overview of what each source covers and how it can be most effective. The second part of the Guide covers substantive areas of international law, including general international law, public health law, space law, human rights law, group rights, intellectual property, international trade, international business transactions, tax law, environmental law, labor law, and international security law, among other topics. Much like the regional sections, the substantive chapters begin with a section on international governance followed by a section on secondary sources pertinent to that subject area.
Legal, tax and labour aspects of business operations in the ten European Community countries and Switzerland
Author: Association Europpeene D'etudes Juridiques et Fisc
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book is intended to serve as a guide to businessmen and their advisers, either from outside the Common Market or from within, who seek basic information on questions in three main fields: company law and related legal matters, taxation, and labour law. For those who wish to establish an enter prise or form a holding or financing company in one of the Member States of the Common Market (including Greece, of course) or Switzerland this guide offers a unique opportunity to compare conditions in the various countries in the three fields. This is facilitated by the strict adherence to one format for each national chapter. Those who are already present in one or more of the eleven countries will find a global answer to a number of practical questions that may arise. For detailed answers the local lawyer or other consultant remains indispensable. The format is based on two different approaches the foreign investor may take: either he 'goes it alone', by way of establishing a branch, setting up a subsidiary or taking over an existing company, or he joins forces with another investor from within the host country or from outside. In the latter event there are a number of legal forms (jointly owned company, partnership, etc. ) which may be used.