- Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking (02 October 2015)
On the Domestic Front: Microenterprise Loan Fund Scheme 2015 dispenses with prior bank refusal requirement. On the International Front: EBA publishes results of the Basel III monitoring exercise. EBA consults on harmonised definition of default. ECB publishes guidelines amending the General Documentation on monetary policy implementation. ECB clarifies terms of purchases of guaranteed ABS mezzanine tranches. Eurosystem adjusts purchase process in ABS programme. Bank of England announces the timetable for publication of the 2015 UK stress testing results. ECB Decision on the prohibition of monetary financing and the remuneration of government deposits by national central banks.
- Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance (02 October 2015)
On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes Solvency II National Specific Templates. High Court overturns FSO decision on non-disclosure of material fact. Insurance Ireland comments on motor insurance issues. Report on the administration of the Insurance Compensation Fund released. On the International Front: EIOPA updates - Bermuda and Switzerland Solvency II Equivalence. EIOPA updates draft ITS and publishes second set of Solvency II guidelines. Insurance Europe urges focus on implementing BEPS project. Insurance Europe comments on General Data Protection Regulation. EU-US Insurance Project to host public event. EIOPA publishes opinion on group solvency. IAIS publishes responses to consultation on conduct of business risk. IAIS launches solvency-related ICP review. UK FCA publishes final rules banning opt-out selling of insurance add-ons. UK PRA issues consultation paper on Solvency II ITS, system of governance and ORSA. UK PRA publishes Q&As on regulatory reporting under Solvency II. UK PRA updates on UK Senior Insurance Managers Regime.
- Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms (02 October 2015)
On the Domestic Front: Minister for Finance introduces EC (Credit Rating Agencies) (Civil Liability) Regulations 2015. Central Bank publishes new form for notification of acquisition of qualifying holdings in Investment Business Firms. Banking and Payments Federation Ireland replaces Irish Banking Federation on board of the Investor Compensation Company. On the International Front: FSB, BCBS, CPMI and IOSCO publish progress report on work to enhance CCP resilience. SMSG publishes position paper regarding ESMA’s work on MAR level 3.
- Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds (02 October 2015)
On the Domestic Front: Central Bank issues deadlines for pre-Christmas/year-end applications. New prescribed jurisdictions for ICAV migrations. Minister for Finance passes Regulations amending the 2005 Prospectus Regulations. On the International Front: ESMA issues UCITS V implementing technical standards on penalties and measures. ESMA issues updated AIFMD Memorandum of Understanding. IOSCO publishes report on peer review of regulation of money market funds. UK FCA launches consultation paper on regulation of investment funds.
- Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral / Other (02 October 2015)
On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes findings of Cyber Security / Operational Risk Thematic Inspection. CCPC publish merger Q&A with Director of Legal Services. Central Bank publishes Pre-Approval Controlled Functions (PCFs) guidance for Credit Unions. ASAI publishes Code of Standards for Advertising and Marketing Communications in Ireland. Central Bank publishes external review of its regulation and supervision of credit unions. On the International Front: EU extends the validity of sanctions over actions against Ukraine's territorial integrity. Commission publishes roadmap concerning Green Paper on retail financial services and insurance. UK FCA launches new financial services register and FCA Handbook website. UK FCA seeks comments on guidance for implementation of ring-fencing. Payments UK publishes voluntary code for indirect access to UK payment systems for PSPs. CPMI-IOSCO issue consultative report on harmonisation of the Unique Transaction Identifier. ESMA consults on the European Single Electronic Format. ESMA publishes draft RTS on European Electronic Access Point. ESMA publishes final report on MiFID II/MiFIR draft regulatory and implementing technical standards. Chair of the ESA provides update on the RTS under the PRIIPs Regulation.
- The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments (24 September 2015)
On the Domestic Front, we look at new ICAV regulations providing for BVI and Cayman as prescribed jurisdictions for ICAV migrations, Central Bank thematic review of Cyber Security and Operational Risk and draft regulations in respect of the Common Reporting Standard.
- The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments (24 September 2015)
On the International Front, we look at UCITS V implementing technical standards on penalties and measures, an updated list of AIFMD MoUs, an IOSCO report on peer review of regulation of money market funds, ESMA work schedules (and achievements), AML/CFT developments and we look at ESMA and IOSCO on Risk
- Major International Maritime Law Conference (08 September 2015)
On 5 October 2015, the European Maritime Law Organisation's Twenty- First Annual Conference will take place in Copenhagen. It will be held at the offices of The Maersk Group in Copenhagen. It will mark the start to Danish Maritime Days (5-9 October 2015).
- Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking (04 September 2015)
On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes its Internal Rules as the Resolution Authority under the BRRD. On the International Front: EBA publishes technical advice on protected arrangements in a resolution situation. EBA issues final Guidelines on passport notifications for mortgage credit intermediaries. FCA publishes feedback statement on its Consultation Paper, Strengthening accountability in banking: UK branches of foreign banks.
- Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance (04 September 2015)
On the International Front: PRA confirms position on deferred tax for Solvency II. EIOPA publishes Solvency II taxonomy and data point model updates. Insurance Europe comments on IAIS conduct of business risk paper.
- Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms (04 September 2015)
On the International Front: ESMA confirms renewal of Greek HCMC short selling ban. ESMA recommends changes to EMIR framework. Commission passes delegated regulation on central clearing for interest rate derivatives under EMIR.
- Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds (04 September 2015)
On the Domestic Front: Central Bank updates the AIFMD Q&A. The Central bank updates the ICAV Q&A. On the International Front: ESMA launches consultation on ELTIFs. European Commission reports on its exercise of powers under UCITS IV and AIFMD.
- Industrial Relations Update – What you need to know (01 September 2015)
The commencement of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (the "Act") on 1 August 2015 is noteworthy not only for the changes it introduces, but also for the key industrial relations principles that remain untouched.
- What's new? Accruing annual leave during sick leave (08 September 2015)
The saga of whether Irish employees are entitled to accrue annual leave during sick leave has finally come to an end.
- Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral (04 September 2015)
On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes regulations for credit unions. Voluntary redress scheme for AIB customers is being set up. Central Bank publishes the third issue of Credit Union News. On the International Front: EBA to conduct further analysis on Net Stable Funding Requirements (NSFR) and Leveraged Ratio (LR). HM Treasury launches Financial Advice Market Review. UK High Court awards permanent injunction and financial penalties for Market Abuse.
- AIFMD: Twelve months on (24 August 2015)
The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (Directive 2011/61/EU) (AIFMD) brought with it significant changes for the regulation of the funds industry in Europe.
- Is travel to work, "work"? (16 September 2015)
For these workers, according to the Court of Justice of the European Union, the time taken to travel from home to the first client, and from the last client to home, should be included in the calculation of "working time".
- Ireland aims for the “Gold Standard of” anti-bribery laws (08 September 2015)
Later this year Ireland is due to enact anti-bribery laws similar to those laws which are already well established in the UK and US.
- Economic Independence -v- the 'Cultural Fit' – the changed face of the Tier 2 Migrant (04 August 2015)
Amidst the ongoing Calais crisis much political dialogue focuses upon how to deal with the immigration crisis 'holistically'.
- Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking (04 August 2015)
European Union (Bank Recovery and Resolution) Regulations come into force. Permanent TSB and Irish Nationwide Building Society face Central Bank censure. Irish responses to the July 2015 Euro Area Bank Lending Survey are published.
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