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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Shareholder oppression: flexible approach of the Irish courts

    In the recent case of Mascarenhas v Karim and Anor, the Court of Appeal upheld a High Court finding of shareholder oppression under section 212 of the Companies Act 2014 (the 2014 Act).

    Corporate and M&A
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    New Northern Irish employee right: Paid domestic abuse leave

    The Northern Irish Assembly has passed the Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill entitling victims of domestic abuse to at least 10 days paid leave each year to deal with domestic abuse issues.

    Belfast
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    The Corporate Governance Law Review 2022 - Ireland

    In the latest edition of The Corporate Governance Review, Corporate partner Paul White and Knowledge lawyer Michelle McLoughlin provide an insight into the corporate governance regime in Ireland.

    Corporate Governance & Compliance
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    Opt-in representative actions and litigation funding on the horizon for Irish Consumers?

    The Government has published the General Scheme of the Representative Actions for the Protection of the Collective Interest of Consumers Bill 2022 (the Scheme).

    Disputes
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    UCITS directive and AIFM regulation – sustainable finance revisions

    Following on from the implementation of the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR) and the Taxonomy Regulation, on 21 April 2021 the European Commission adopted a delegated UCITS directive and delegated AIFM regulation on the sustainability risks and sustainability factors to be taken into account for UCITS management companies and AIFMs.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    New Supreme Court decision: The Fixed-Term Work Act applies to employees who “act up”

    The Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 (the Fixed Term Work Act) provides that where an employee is employed on two or more successive fixed-term contracts, the aggregate duration cannot exceed four years without objective grounds.

    Employment
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    Changes in rates and limits for Northern Ireland

    April heralds a number of key changes in rates and limits in Northern Ireland.  Minimum wage, Tribunal limits and Vento bands will all increase from April 2022. 

    Belfast
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    The Circular Economy Bill

    The Circular Economy, Waste Management (Amendment) and Minerals Development (Amendment) Bill 2022 (the Circular Economy Bill) was initiated in the Dáil on 25 March 2022.

    Environmental & Planning
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    ATAD3 ‘Unshell’ Directive – European Commission proposes to neutralise the misuse of shell entities

    A proposal to prevent the misuse of shell entities for tax purposes was published by the European Commission late last year (the Directive).

    Tax
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    Green Hydrogen - The EU is in its element, but is Ireland catching up?

    With the COP26 summit as a backdrop, and after the publication of the IPCC's most recent report in February of this year, governments are under pressure to reduce CO2 emissions and meet their renewable energy targets.

    Environmental & Planning
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments – Mar 2022

    SFDR, PRIIPS KID, ESMA on war in Ukraine, ESMA analysis of fund performance in market stress, risks of crypto-assets, ESG Benchmarks

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments – Mar 2022

    CBI on managing risks from the Russian invasion into Ukraine, sanctions, cryptocurrencies and crypto-assets, CBI priorities, CBI Markets Update, market conduct

    Asset Management & Investment Funds