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    Gambling Regulation Bill published and set to become law

    Friday, 2 December 2022 marked the publication of the long awaited Gambling Regulation Bill 2022.

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Tax credit for the development of Digital Games announced

    In a bid to boost the domestic digital games development sector and Ireland's share of the global digital games industry, the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe T.D. and Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media, Catherine Martin T.D., recently formally launched the Digital Games Tax Credit.

    Tax
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    Climate change clauses for NEC contracts – A sign of things to come?

    The NEC form of contracts has now formally adopted voluntary clauses to address climate change considerations.     

    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Belfast
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    European Commission approves, under EU state aid law, new Irish scheme to help businesses with energy costs

    On 24 November 2022, the European Commission approved, under the EU's State Aid Temporary Crisis Framework, a €1.22bn Irish scheme to support many businesses in Ireland with higher energy costs as a result of the Ukraine crisis.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Central Bank of Ireland shakes up Irish property fund sector

    The Central Bank of Ireland has introduced sweeping new rules that will impact on Irish regulated funds that invest primarily in Irish real estate. The new rules introduce mandatory leverage limits for all Irish regulated property funds and liquidity requirements for any Irish regulated property fund that is not closed-ended.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Supreme Court ruling on environmental costs protection under Section 50B

    On 10 November 2022, Mr Justice Murray in the Supreme Court delivered judgment in Heather Hill Management Company CLG & McGoldrick v An Bord Pleanála, Burkeway Homes Limited and the Attorney General [2022] IESC 43, overturning an earlier decision of the Court of Appeal and reinstating the decision of Simons J in the High Court.

    Environmental & Planning
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    SLAPPs, Serious Harm, and the Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

    In view of a range of ongoing legislative efforts to address SLAPPs, we review the current position in Northern Ireland, and look ahead to some of the opportunities for and obstacles to prospective anti-SLAPP legislation in the jurisdiction, within the new legal context established by the Defamation Act (Northern Ireland) 2022 in our latest publication.

    Belfast
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds October 2022

    Domestically, the CBI established a streamlining process for pre-contractual document updates based on SFDR L2 requirements with a filing deadline of 1 December 2022. At European level, the European Commission adopted a legislative proposal for a new delegated regulation amending SFDR Level 2 RTS as a result of the Complementary Climate Delegated Act (made under the Taxonomy Regulation).

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance October 2022

    Domestically, the CBI published its second edition of the 2022 Intermediary Times newsletter. At European level, EIOPA publishes monthly technical information for Solvency II risk-free interest rate term structures and the equity capital charge.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral October 2022

    Domestically, the CBI Speech on addressing climate risk in the financial system during Climate Finance Week 2022. At European level, at the 'Payments Tomorrow' annual conference the EBA discussed the success of PSD2 and the future of PSD3.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms October 2022

    Domestically, the CBI publishes revised monthly client asset report template and guidance note. At European level, ESMA and ACER establish joint task force in oversight of energy and energy derivatives market.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking October 2022

    Domestically, the CBI announced targeted changes to mortgages measures framework. At European level, the EBA publishes its report on its analysis of the EU dependence on non-EU banks and of EU banks' dependence on funding in foreign currency.

    Finance