Legal Updates & Insights: P1036 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms Oct 2019

    Domestically, The Central Bank has updated its FAQ on Brexit; At European level ESMA published a final report on Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on the application of the Market Abuse Regulation.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking Oct 2019

    Domestically, CBI issues industry letters to all the main Irish lenders, reminding them of their obligation under the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears 2013 not to impose charges and/or surcharge interest on arrears; At European level, several reports were published including the EBA's Basel III capital monitoring report and the EBA publishing an Opinion...

    Financial Regulation
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    Bullying in the workplace

    This week marks ‘Anti-bullying Week' across the UK. At some point, most employers will have received employee grievances citing allegations of ‘bullying’, ‘harassment’ or ‘victimisation’. Some of these phrases have specific legal definitions which often are not understood by employees.

    Belfast
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    Irish Merger Control: Main Features

    A review of the main features in relation to merger control in Ireland.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Ireland’s competition agency consults on possible simplified merger notification procedure guidelines

    Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has been considering for some time as to whether to introduce a simplified merger notification procedure.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    EU Gives “Flextension” to the UK

    Three days before the UK was due to leave the EU on 31 October 2019, the European Council agreed to give the UK a further extension on its notice period to leave the EU. 

    Brexit
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    NI firm facing large fine as part of price fixing cartel

    The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently issued 3 firms with fines totalling more than £36m for breaking competition law in supplying certain concrete drainage products for building projects

    Belfast
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    BREXIT: Michel Barnier will lead the EU’s new Brexit Phase-Two Task Force 

    In a shrewd move by the EU, Michel Barnier (the European Commission's Chief Brexit Negotiator) has been appointed to lead the new European Commission "taskforce". He will handle, among other issues, the second phase of the talks between the EU and the UK. 

    Brexit
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments: Oct 2019

    Some approaching compliance deadlines and Central Bank speeches

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments: Oct 2019

    ESA consultation on KIDs for PRIIPs; ESMA Update on Brexit; Use of derivatives by equity UCITS; ESMA TRV; Benchmarks; ESMA work programme; Joint Committee of ESAs work programme; AML/ CTF.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&A: Oct 2019

    What is the Senior Executive Accountability Regime or SEAR? 

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Brexit: Pretend and Extend?

    On 19 October 2019, after a day in the House of Commons which the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson must have found frustrating (because the Meaningful Vote on his Revised Withdrawal Agreement did not take place), the Prime Minister sent an unsigned letter to the President of the European Council.

    Brexit