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    Overhaul of the Irish Takeover Rules: Summary of key changes taking effect on 22 July 2022

    Corporate and M&A
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    Screening of third country investments is coming

    Last week, the Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment announced that he had received Cabinet approval to publish the Screening of Third Countries Investment Bill (the Bill).

    Knowledge
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    Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive: Political agreement reached

    Political agreement has been reached between the European Parliament and the Council on the European Commission's proposed Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD). 

    Corporate and M&A
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments – June 2022

    SFDR clarifications, PRIIPs, AIFMD/UCITS update, AML/CFT.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments – June 2022

    Taxonomy, financial sanctions, CP86 questionnaire 2022, beneficial ownership register of CFV – levy.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The CBI’s perspective on focal points for the Irish insurance sector  

    In a recent speech at Insurance Ireland's annual industry lunch, the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Gabriel Makhlouf, set out the key areas of CBI focus in respect of the insurance sector.

    Insurance & Reinsurance
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    Proposed directive on corporate sustainability due diligence

    The European Commission recently published its long-awaited proposal for a directive on corporate sustainability due diligence (the Proposed Directive) to address the human rights and environmental impacts of global value chains. 

    Corporate and M&A
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    Change is underway: Breaking down the planned reforms to Ireland’s Civil Litigation Regime

    In 2020, the Administration of Civil Justice Review Group's Report made recommendations to Government underlining the need for significant changes to the administration of justice in Ireland through the operation of the civil Courts.

    Disputes
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    Issues arising on the implementation of a binding Shareholders Settlement Agreement lead to High Court proceedings

    A dispute among siblings in respect of shares in the family cinema business resulted in the recent High Court decision of Kennedy & Others v Ward [2022] IEHC 158.

    Corporate and M&A
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    Gender Diversity on Boards - The long road to parity

    The European Commission recently welcomed the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and Council on a proposed directive aimed at improving the gender balance among directors of publicly listed companies (the Directive).

    Corporate and M&A
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    REPower EU Plan

    The REPowerEU Plan (the Plan) was issued by the European Commission on 18 May 2022.

    Environmental & Planning
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    PSD3 – key developments

    Further to the launch of the European Commission's (Commission) Digital Finance Strategy and Retail Payments Strategy in September 2020, the Commission recently opened three consultations to progress these strategies and in particular to progress its review of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and its work on open finance:

    Financial Regulation