Maples and Calder has once again been recognised for its cross border restructuring expertise on the successful restructuring of Ocean Rig UDW and three of its subsidiaries comprising US$3.7 billion of financial indebtedness by receiving the award for "Innovation in Cross-border Insolvency and Restructuring" at the GRR Awards 2018
The Irish Employment Equality Act 1998 (the "1998 Act") provides statutory protection against discrimination in the workplace and imposes certain statutory duties on employers to implement "appropriate measures" (also known as reasonable accommodation) to assist persons with disabilities to access and participate in employment.
On 28 March 2018, the Irish Court of Appeal gave judgment on an appeal against the High Court's refusal to order discovery of parts of a successful tender in a public procurement process (Word Perfect Translation Services Limited v The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform (No.2))
Maples and Calder recently represented an Irish main contractor in successfully defending a payment dispute in adjudication.
The adjudicator's decision hinged on two issues: an interpretation of the Construction Contracts Act 2013 ("the Act"); and the effect that he gave to contractual provisions agreed by the parties to remove ambiguities left by the provisions of the Act.
Maples and Calder has been recognised for their recent Cayman Islands and Irish legal advice to Ocean Rig UDW and three of its subsidiaries on the successful restructuring of US$3.7 billion of financial indebtedness. The complex and cutting edge restructuring, which is the largest ever Cayman Islands cross border debt restructuring, secured the firm "Restructuring of the Year ($1B - $5B)" and "Energy Deal of the Year" at the 10th Annual M&A Advisor Awards.