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Legal Updates & Insights

  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&A - Sept 2020

    Q&A of the month. What is the implementation date for the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation?

  • publication

    Central Bank Deadlines for Pre-Christmas/Year-End Applications 2020

    The Central Bank of Ireland has issued details of its deadlines for receipt of applications:

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • publication

    Fundamentally, what’s changing?

    The Chancellor outlined his 'Winter Economy Plan' yesterday and has announced the introduction of a new Job Support Scheme (JSS) to replace the Job Retention Scheme (JRS) which will end on 31 October 2020...

    Employment & Incentives Belfast
  • publication

    ESG: EU Taxonomy Regulation and Investment Funds

    The Taxonomy Regulation forms part of a broader package of legislation being introduced by the European Commission as part of its Action Plan on Sustainable Finance.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    Government publishes Legislation Programme for Autumn 2020

    Government publishes Legislation Programme for Autumn 2020. The programme includes: 30 priority Bills; 50 Bills that are expected to undergo pre-legislative scrutiny; 87 Bills where preparatory work is underway, and 14 Bills which are currently before the Oireachtas.

    Commercial & Technology
  • Article

    Key takeaways from the recently published An Bord Pleanala Annual Report 2019

    An Bord Pleanála (the Board) published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2019 on 30 June 2020 (the Report).

    Environmental & Planning
  • Update to COVID-19 employer and employee supports
    publication

    Update to COVID-19 employer and employee supports

    Further recent changes have been announced in respect of employer and employee supports. We have updated our summary of these supports to reflect recent changes.

    COVID-19
  • article

    Employers must act now before ‘Single Person Corporate Vehicles’ drive into April 2021

    With the unprecedented effect COVID-19 has had (and continues to have) many employers breathed a sigh of relief when the UK government announced that the Finance Bill 2020 due to be implemented on 6 April 2020...

    Employment & Incentives Belfast
  • Article

    EDPB publishes draft guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor

    On 7 September 2020, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) issued draft guidelines on the concepts of controller and processor.

    Commercial & Technology
  • Article

    EBA and ESMA consultation paper on Guidelines on the assessment of suitability of members of the management body and key function holders

    The European Banking Authority and the European Securities Markets Authority have opened a consultation on changes to the Joint ESMA and EBA Guidelines on the assessment of suitability of members of the management body and key function holders. 

  • Article

    EBA Consultation Paper on Internal Governance Guidelines

    Proposed revisions to the European Banking Authority (EBA) Guidelines on internal governance (the EBA Guidelines) are currently under consultation.

  • Article

    New Money Laundering Bill 2020

    New Money Laundering Bill 2020