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  • COVID-19 update: Guidance for UK & NI employers
    Article

    COVID-19 update: Guidance for UK & NI employers

    Covid-19 is presenting unique and unprecedented challenges for employers and in the midst of uncertainty many businesses are concerned about their ability to provide ongoing employment.

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • COVID-19: Unprecedented Government Support for Business and Employees
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    COVID-19: Unprecedented Government Support for Business and Employees

    The Government has just announced extraordinary measures to help support businesses and employees during this COVID-19 crisis. We have set these out below, along with a summary of the other support that has been made available during the course of this week.

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • COVID-19 and Public Procurement in Ireland: Not so novel
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    COVID-19 and Public Procurement in Ireland: Not so novel

    The COVID-19 outbreak has impacted businesses and governments across the globe. Governments and the European Commission are working at speed to address and support citizens in the current pandemic.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: EU and Irish Merger Control – expect possible delays
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    COVID-19: EU and Irish Merger Control – expect possible delays

    Where a transaction must be notified to the European Commission under the EU Merger Regulation, DG COMP has encouraged the merging parties to delay the submission of the merger notification until further notice. It is also temporarily accepting e-filings and permitting the delivery of hard copy originals to be arranged at a later time.

    COVID-19
  • EU and Irish Competition Law - it continues to apply during COVID-19 (subject to limited exceptions)
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    EU and Irish Competition Law - it continues to apply during COVID-19 (subject to limited exceptions)

    In Ireland, under the combined EU and Irish competition law rules, it is an offence to enter into an anti-competitive agreement or to abuse a dominant position.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: ECB launches €750bn Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme and other measures in response to the pandemic
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    COVID-19: ECB launches €750bn Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme and other measures in response to the pandemic

    The European Central Bank (ECB) has announced a €750bn temporary asset purchase programme of private and public sector securities to assist the eurozone in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is in addition to the €120bn increase the ECB announced to its €20bn per month programme of asset purchases last week.

    COVID-19
  • Article

    COVID-19 and EU State Aid Law – ‘we will do whatever it takes’

    Governments around the world are giving financial support to many businesses to cope with the COVID-19 crisis. Businesses receiving this support appreciate the assistance during this troubling but temporary crisis.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • COVID-19: Range of banking measures announced due to the pandemic
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    COVID-19: Range of banking measures announced due to the pandemic

    Following engagement with Ireland's five retail banks, the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe TD has announced a range of measures designed to provide support for bank customers affected by the fallout from COVID-19.

    COVID-19
  • Article

    COVID-19: Emergency legislation in unprecedented times

    On St Patrick's Day night, the Irish Government published emergency legislation in response to the evolving Covid-19 crisis.

    Employment
  • COVID-19 and the Force Majeure Clause in the UK and Ireland
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    COVID-19 and the Force Majeure Clause in the UK and Ireland

    For many businesses contending with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a key consideration will be seeking to suspend or be excused from contractual obligations.

    Commercial Contracts
  • COVID-19: Governance, contingency planning and risk
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    COVID-19: Governance, contingency planning and risk

    Our Asset Management and Investment Funds team look at practical and other issues for regulated investment funds and regulated financial service providers (RFSPs) established in Ireland during this period of uncertainty brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    COVID-19: EIOPA Statement - Mitigating impact on the EU insurance sector

    On 17 March 2020, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published a statement on actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the EU insurance sector. EIOPA has been monitoring the evolving COVID-19 position in close cooperation with other European supervisory authorities and the European Systemic Risk Board.

    Insurance & Reinsurance