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Ms. Sinead Eaton

Biography

Sinead graduated from National University of Ireland, UCD with a BCL in 1988 and, having graduated from The Honorable Society of Kings Inns with a Degree of Barrister at Law, was called to the Irish Bar in 1990. On foot of an award of a scholarship by the Department of Education Sinead completed a bilingual postgraduate course in EC law at the College of Europe in Bruges, following which she did a stage at DG IV of the European Commission in Brussels. Sinead then spent a total of eight years working as a legal adviser to major Irish financial institutions. During that time she graduated with an LL.M. (with special mention) in Commercial Law from UCD. Before taking up the position of Teaching Assistant at University of Limerick, Sinead spent two years at O Donnell Sweeney, Solicitors in Dublin.

Research Interests

Commercial Law, Company law,Corporate Finance and Competition Law

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are Company and Competition law primarily. I am also developing an interest in AI and the future of the legal professions.

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2001 O'DonnellSweeney Solicitors - *

Education

  • 1998 UCD - Master of Laws
  • 1991 College of Europe, Bruges - Master of Laws European
  • 1990 The Honorable Society of Kings Inns -
  • 1988 University College Dublin - B.C.L.

Award

  • 1990 - Scholarship to College of Europe,Bruges

Language

  • French
  • German
  • Portuguese

Outreach

  • Delivered one of eight lectures on the community Law Programme in april 2012. My lecture was on Company and Competition law. I also did that in 2013.

Publications

Books

2017

Competition Law in Ireland
Sinead Eaton and Patrick O'Brien
(2017) Competition Law in Ireland
Netherlands : Kluwer

2015

Competition Law in Ireland
Sinead Eaton and Pat O'Brien
(2015) Competition Law in Ireland
The Netherlands : Kluwer

Book Chapters

2007

Health Act, 2004
Sinead Eaton
(2007) Health Act, 2004
In Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated; Dublin : Roundhall
[ULIR]

2006

Health Amendment Act, 2004
Sinead Eaton
(2006) Health Amendment Act, 2004
In Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated; Dublin : Roundhall

2006

Aviation Act, 2006
Sinead Eaton
(2006) Aviation Act, 2006
In Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated; Dublin : Roundhall

Peer Reviewed Journals

2017

‘Directors' Duties under the Companies Act 2014'
Sinead Eaton and Mary Elizabeth Tumelty
(2017) ‘Directors' Duties under the Companies Act 2014'
In Commercial Law Practitioner;
[ULIR]

2013

The Competition Authority and Double Bay Enterprises Ltd t/a Brazil Body Sportswear (the Fitflop case)
Sinead Eaton
(2013) The Competition Authority and Double Bay Enterprises Ltd t/a Brazil Body Sportswear (the Fitflop case)
In Commercial Law Practitioner; pp. 212-215
[ULIR]

2009

Not so separate legal personality and bad debts
Eaton, S
(2009) Not so separate legal personality and bad debts
In Commercial Law Practitioner; pp. 13-18
[ULIR]

2008

Peer Observation: Reflecting on a Mirror of Your Teaching
Schweppe, J; Eaton, S
(2008) Peer Observation: Reflecting on a Mirror of Your Teaching
In European Journal Of Legal Education;
[ULIR]

2007

Protecting Prepaying Buyers of Unascertained Goods: why "pay before you go" may be bad for you ;"
Eaton, S; Friel, R
(2007) Protecting Prepaying Buyers of Unascertained Goods: why "pay before you go" may be bad for you ;"
In Common Law World Review; pp. 50-67
[ULIR]

2006

Implementing the Prospectus Directive
Eaton, S
(2006) Implementing the Prospectus Directive
In Commercial Law Practitioner; pp. 2-6
[ULIR]

2005

'Recent opportunities to revisit the doctrine of Essential Facilities'
Donnellan, L; Eaton, S
(2005) 'Recent opportunities to revisit the doctrine of Essential Facilities'
In Commercial Law Practitioner; Ireland : pp. 96-99

2004

The Commission's decision on Ryanair's arrangements at Charleroi airport" - EC Competition law"
Eaton, S
(2004) The Commission's decision on Ryanair's arrangements at Charleroi airport" - EC Competition law"
In Commercial Law Practitioner;

1992

How Parallel Imports Row ended in the Supreme Court ¡V an analysis of the law and recent Supreme Court decision
Eaton, S
(1992) How Parallel Imports Row ended in the Supreme Court ¡V an analysis of the law and recent Supreme Court decision
In Competition Law Journal;

1992

Port Abused its Dominant Position ¡V a review of the ECJ decision relating to the port of Genoa
Eaton, S
(1992) Port Abused its Dominant Position ¡V a review of the ECJ decision relating to the port of Genoa
In Competition Law Journal;

Other Journals

2017

Using a real contract to teach law holistically
Sinead Eaton
(2017) Using a real contract to teach law holistically
In International Journal of Clinical Legal Education;
[ULIR]

2015

‘The enactment of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2014 modernises and reforms Irish competition law and its enforcement.'
Eaton, Sinead
(2015) ‘The enactment of the Competition and Consumer Protection Act, 2014 modernises and reforms Irish competition law and its enforcement.'
In European Competition Law Review; pp. 401-403

2014

'Commitment issues - new developments in EU and Irish competition law'
Hinds and Eaton
(2014) 'Commitment issues - new developments in EU and Irish competition law'
In European Competition Law Review; pp. 33-40
[ULIR]

2014

What Legal and Ethical Issues Should Primary Care Researchers Consider in the Development and Conduct of Research Involving Population Health Datasets: A Discussion Paper'
Sinead Eaton, Prof Walter Cullen and Denise McMahon
(2014) What Legal and Ethical Issues Should Primary Care Researchers Consider in the Development and Conduct of Research Involving Population Health Datasets: A Discussion Paper'
In MEDICO - LEGAL JOURNAL OF IRELAND;
[ULIR]

2013

'The Troika's Influence on Irish competition Policy'
eaton
(2013) 'The Troika's Influence on Irish competition Policy'
In Competition Policy International;
[ULIR]

2011

Irish Journal of European Law
eaton s.
(2011) Irish Journal of European Law
In Irish Journal of European Law;
[ULIR]

2009

Joint Purchasing : assisting the survival of small retailers in small markets
Sinead Eaton
(2009) Joint Purchasing : assisting the survival of small retailers in small markets
In European Competition Law Review;
[ULIR]

2007

Health Act, 2004
Eaton, S
(2007) Health Act, 2004
In Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated; pp. n/a-n/a

2006

Aviation Act 2006
Eaton, S
(2006) Aviation Act 2006
In Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated; pp. 7-01-7-96

2006

The Health Amendment Act 2004
Eaton, S
(2006) The Health Amendment Act 2004
In Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated; pp. 19-01-19-22

2005

'Issues surrounding the transfer of assets to the airport authorities – the capital maintenance rules of public limited companies applied – and evolving'
Sinead Eaton
(2005) 'Issues surrounding the transfer of assets to the airport authorities – the capital maintenance rules of public limited companies applied – and evolving'
In Irish Law Times; pp. 38-

2005

'Issues surrounding the transfer of assets to the airport authorities – the capital maintenance rules of public limited companies applied – and evolving'
Sinead Eaton
(2005) 'Issues surrounding the transfer of assets to the airport authorities – the capital maintenance rules of public limited companies applied – and evolving'
In Irish Law Times; pp. 38-

2004

10-01 Aer Lingus Act, 2004
Eaton, S
(2004) 10-01 Aer Lingus Act, 2004
In IRISH CURRENT LAW STATUTES ANNOTATED;

2004

23-01 State Airports Act, 2004
Eaton, S
(2004) 23-01 State Airports Act, 2004
In IRISH CURRENT LAW STATUTES ANNOTATED;

2004

11-01 Air Navigation and Transport (International Conventions) Act, 2004
Eaton, S
(2004) 11-01 Air Navigation and Transport (International Conventions) Act, 2004
In IRISH CURRENT LAW STATUTES ANNOTATED ;

Conference Contributions

2009

Faculty Teaching Day
Sinead Eaton
(2009) Faculty Teaching Day
Limerick