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  • COVID-19: EIOPA Recommendations
    Article

    COVID-19: EIOPA Recommendations

    On 20 March 2020, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published recommendations on supervisory flexibility regarding the deadline for supervisory reporting and public disclosure by (re)insurers.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19 and Frustration in the UK
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    COVID-19 and Frustration in the UK

    For many businesses contending with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a key consideration will be seeking to suspend or be excused from contractual obligations. In the second of a series of three articles, Barbara Creed, Litigation Partner in our Belfast Office...

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • COVID-19: Irish corporate tax residence rules
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    COVID-19: Irish corporate tax residence rules

    With businesses facing uncertain times in light of COVID-19 related travel restrictions, it is necessary for many Irish tax resident companies to consider the impact of these restrictions on their Irish corporate tax residence status in circumstances where directors are unable or unwilling to travel to Ireland to attend board meetings.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: State funded support for employers – the Wage Subsidy Scheme
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    COVID-19: State funded support for employers – the Wage Subsidy Scheme

    In an attempt to address the financial anxiety being experienced by workers and businesses alike across Ireland the Government has announced the introduction of the National COVID-19 Income Support Scheme which contains a number of measures aimed at providing financial support to employers during these turbulent times.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Public Procurement, State Aid, Competition Law and Merger Control considerations
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    COVID-19: Public Procurement, State Aid, Competition Law and Merger Control considerations

    The COVID-19 crisis poses new challenges for business leaders and general counsel a like. A&L Goodbody's EU, Competition and Procurement group have prepared a guide on how best to deal with some of those challenges.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Immigration and Work Permit Implications
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    COVID-19: Immigration and Work Permit Implications

    As part of the Irish Government's response to the Covid-19 crisis, the Departments of Justice and Equality and Business, Enterprise and Innovation have made a number of important announcements recently which involve exceptional changes to our usual immigration rules:

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19 and dealing with data subject requests
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    COVID-19 and dealing with data subject requests

    The UK ICO has released guidance for data controllers on complying with their data protection obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, the ICO has recognised that data controllers' resources may be stretched at the moment and diverted away from compliance or information governance matters.

    COVID-19
  • ESMA announcement on MiFID II requirements for telephone recordings
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    ESMA announcement on MiFID II requirements for telephone recordings

    On 20 March 2020, ESMA announced a clarification of issues related to MiFID II telephone conversation recording requirements.

    COVID-19
  • Article

    The Consumer Protection Outlook Report 2020

    The Consumer Protection Outlook Report 2020 was published by the Central Bank of Ireland on 9 March 2020. This report sets out the key consumer risks identified by the CBI, the regulator's expectations on firms on how to identify those risks and the Central Bank's priorities for 2020.

    Commercial & Technology
  • COVID-19 update: Immediate considerations for pension trustees
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    COVID-19 update: Immediate considerations for pension trustees

    ALG's Pensions team provides practical insight into the immediate considerations and duties that Pension trustees have in relation to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19 update: What is the Job Retention Scheme and how will it work? Updated 26 March 2020
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    COVID-19 update: What is the Job Retention Scheme and how will it work? Updated 26 March 2020

    When the Chancellor introduced the Job Retention Scheme late on Friday afternoon last week, it was met with almost overwhelming surprise first, and huge gratitude second. In principle, it is the single most significant development, by any British government, in assisting the private sector and it is more generous than any comparative scheme in Western Europe.

    Commercial & Technology
  • COVID-19: Top five employer queries in Ireland arising from week 1 of Coronavirus shutdown
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    COVID-19: Top five employer queries in Ireland arising from week 1 of Coronavirus shutdown

    It has been just over a week since schools and childcare facilities closed in Ireland, with workplaces in every sector immediately impacted and many other businesses quickly following suit, primarily those in the hospitality and retail sectors.

    COVID-19