Irish Business Law Review


Key legal information for the busy legal practitioner and academic on business law related issues.


Editors: Dr Noel McGrath & Dr Deirdre Ahern | ISSN: 2009-6704   | Bi-annual  | Subscription: €189 per annum + 9% = €206 VAT


Building on from the success of the Irish Business Law Quarterly this new, revamped journal on business law, the Irish Business Law Review, will continue to serve the needs of the  busy legal practitioner offering practical information on important legal developments, whilst offering detailed analysis and commentary on matters of business law which will be of great interest to legal academics. 

Subjects covered include:

» Arbitration and ADR

» Banking and Finance

» Company Law and Insolvency

» Employment Law

» European Law

» Competition Law

» Intellectual Property

» Property/Commercial Property

» White Collar Crime

» and More


Volume two, issue two contains the following articles:

  • The Assignment of Arbitration Agreements in Ireland Following the Decision in Stewart v McKenna & Kapada Ltd by Barry Mansfield
  • Expenses, Charges and Necessary Disbursements of a Liquidator following the Companies Act 2014 (PT1)” by Daniel Donnelly
  • Whistle While You Work: Protected Disclosures Act 2014 by Lauren Kierans
  • Managing Risk in Mergers and Acquisitions: Trends and Developments in Irish and EU Merger Control Rules by Conor Talbot
  • The Importance of Caution: Exploring the Modern Approach to Negative Declarations in Transnational Litigation in Ireland and the UK by Jeremy Rankin

Case Notes by Joe Garvey: Re: JD Brian Ltd; Re: Ballyrider Ltd; Revenue Commissioners v Fitzpatrick; Re: BHT Group Ltd; Unitherm Heating Systems Ltd v Wallace; Motsumi v Eden Further Education  Ltd; Earls v Financial Services Ombudsman


Volume two, issue one contains the following articles:

Special Edition: A Critical Reflection on the Financial Crisis

Guest Editors: Claire Hogan
 Tanya Ní Mhuirthile

Foreword by the Hon Mr Justice Frank Clarke of the Supreme Court of Ireland


  • No Let-up in Rebuilding Trust in Our Institutions  by Brian Hayes MEP

Section 1: Corporate and Financial Governance Issues Emerging From the Bust

  • Consumer Protection in Financial Services: Evaluating the Impact of 
the Financial Crisis by Dr Mary Donnelly
  • International Bank Reform: A Welcome Consequence of the Financial Crisis by Sana Khan

Section 2: Personal Insolvency

  • Judicial Treatment of Defences Pleaded in Personal Guarantee
 Proceedings by Claire Hogan
  • The Personal Insolvency Act 2012: An Evaluation of Reform in
Response to the Financial Crisis by Patricia T Rickard-Clarke

Section 3: Corporate Insolvency – Examinership, Receivership, Liquidation

  • The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Law Applicable to
 the Enforcement of Corporate Security by William Johnston
  • The Financial Crisis Five Years On: A Critical Reflection on 
Examinerships in the Downturn by Gavin Simons
  • Creaking at the Seams? Insolvency Practice in the Superior Courts by Rossa Fanning


Content of Previous Issues

Volume one, issue one contained the following articles:

  • An Analysis of the Current Sectoral Approach and the Proposed Generic Approach to Whistleblowing Law in Ireland
  • An End to Abusive Litigation Tactics within the EU? New Perspectives
under Brussels I Recast
  • Extending the Scope of Vicarious Liability? E v English Province of Our
Lady of Charity & Others and Various Claimants v Catholic Child Welfare
Society & Others
  • Copyright Law and the Internet after SABAM
  • European Motor Insurance Directives: Recent Case Law
  • Pensions: As Safe as Houses?
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Education And Training In The Republic of Ireland: A Worrying Lacuna?
  • Business Law Update: Case Notes


Volume one, issue two contained the following articles:

  • Addressing Hidden Ownership – A Role for EMIR? by Alan V Meehan
  • The Legal Services Regulation Bill 2011: Changes and Challenges
f or the Legal Profession by Maeve Hosier
  • Corporate Manslaughter – The Need for Reform by Sana Farooq Khan
  • The Unique Jurisdiction of the Irish High Court under the Cape Town Convention by Donal Gallagher
  • Companies Bill 2012 – Directors’ Fiduciary Duties by John Quinn
  • Case Notes by Joe Garvey: Yukos Capital S.A.R.L. v OAO Tomskneft VNK; OCS One Complete Solution v Dublin Airport Authority PLC; Websense International Technology Limited v Itway Spa; Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited v McCaughey

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