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Legal Updates & Insights

  • Article

    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking and Payments January 2024

    Domestically, client asset requirements become applicable to credit institutions. At European level, ECB to conduct cyber-resilience stress testing this year.

    Finance
  • publication

    Irish merger control 2023 review and 2024 preview.

    This review examines the merger control practice of the CCPC under Part 3 of the 2002 Act during 2023 and is based on information available at the date of publication.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • article

    Update on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

    We have written extensively on the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (EU) 2022/2464 (the Reporting Directive), most recently here.

    Corporate & M&A
  • article

    Climate-Related Litigation Risks for Corporates

    What is typically called ‘climate litigation’ is an increasing fact of life for corporates as well as state bodies in many jurisdictions. Individuals, investors and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have sought orders requiring specific actions, targets and policies to be taken or adopted by governments, regulators and/or corporates.

    Corporate & M&A
  • article

    Irish merger control. 2023 review and 2024 preview

    This report highlights key time periods and trends in Irish merger control in 2023 and also looks ahead to anticipated developments in 2024.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • publication

    Trends and developments in Gaming Law in Ireland

    The Ireland chapter of the Chambers Global Practice Guide to Gaming Law provides an overview of the trends and developments in the gaming industry in Ireland

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
  • article

    Sustainability reporting updates – February 2024

    In the last month, there have been a number of updates of relevance to those companies that fall within scope of the sustainability reporting obligations under the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive.

    ESG & Sustainability
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments – January 2024

    ESMA consultations, ELTIFs, ESMA guidelines on fund names, cross border notifications, EMIR, MMFs, FSB, IOSCO (liquidity), BMR, costs and performance, Taxonomy, MiFID, CSRD, AML/CFT/FS.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments – January 2024

    Deadlines, ELTIFs, annual PCF confirmation return, asset valuations, IAF, F&P, UCITS and AIFMD Regulations.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • article

    ALG contributes to IBA response on BEFIT and Transfer Pricing consultations

    At the end of last year, the EU launched public consultations on two significant proposals; the Business in Europe: Framework for Income Taxation and a Transfer Pricing Directive.

    Tax
  • Article

    CRU decision to remove Installed Capacity Caps

    On 17 January 2023 the Commission for Regulation of Utilities published its decision paper revising its existing policy on Installed Capacity Caps for electricity generators in the Irish market.

    Energy & Natural Resources
  • Article

    ELTIF 2.0. 24-hour authorisation will apply to “Qualifying Investor” ELTIFs in Ireland

    The Central Bank of Ireland has confirmed its intended approach for ELTIF authorisations in Ireland, with the 24-hour authorisation process for “Qualifying Investor” AIFs being made available for “Qualifying Investor” ELTIFs.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds