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    ESMA finalises Guidelines on funds’ names using ESG or sustainability-related terms

    In our publication we provide an overview of the new rules, including explanations of key terms, supervisory expectations, and key dates by which funds will need to adapt and comply.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    New Control of Exports Act set to be commenced

    Fifteen years later: A new era for Irish export controls

    Sanctions
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    Revenue issues guidelines for determining employment status for taxation purposes following Karshan Judgment

    Revenue has issued a new Tax and Duty Manual outlining views relating to how the Karshan judgment has altered the process for determining the employment status of individuals for taxation purposes in Ireland.

    Tax
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    ECB recommends good practices for banks’ internal audit functions

    The ECB has indicated that its Banking Supervision team will continue to assess banks’ progress in enhancing their internal audit function through peer benchmarking, sharing good practices and ongoing industry dialogue. Read more here.

    Financial Regulation Advisory
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    Key immigration updates for employers in Ireland

    The Minister for Justice and the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment have issued an important announcement regarding changes to the immigration permission available to eligible spouses and partners of ‘General Employment Permit’ holders and ‘Intra-Company Transfer Employment Permit’ holders.

    Employment
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Cross Sectoral and Other April 2024

    Domestically, the CBI has published the SEAR Regulations, and its finalised guidance on the IAF. Gabriel Makhlouf delivered a speech at the IMF calling for global coordination in the non-bank sector. At European level, the European Parliament has adopted the enhanced AML/CFT package.

    Financial Regulation Advisory
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms April 2024

    At European level, the EBA has published final guidelines for the assessment on whether the conditions set out in the investment firms regulations are being met by Member States. ECON seeks to amend the rules relating to retail investors, inducements and disclosures.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance April 2024

    Domestically, the Supreme Court found personal injury guidelines legally binding. At European level, the European Parliament approved certain amendments to Solvency II and the proposed text for Insurance Recovery and Resolution Directive.

    Finance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds April 2024

    Domestically, measures set to be implemented for Irish-authorised GBP-denominated liability driven investment. At European level, the FSB published a consultation report on liquidity preparedness for margin and collateral calls.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking and Payments April 2024

    Domestically, the Department of Finance publishes the results from the SME Credit Demand Survey 2023 and the responses to the consultation on the National Payments Strategy. At European level, the European Parliament adopts texts to amend the Capital Requirements Directive and Regulation.

    Finance
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    European Parliament adopts EU AML package

    The final elements of the European Commission’s proposed legislative package of enhanced anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) rules have been adopted by the European Parliament.

    Financial Regulation Advisory
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    Irish gambling regulatory form approaches final furlong

    The enactment of the Gambling Regulation Bill 2022 now appears imminent. Read more here.

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing