Legal Updates & Insights: P1272 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    New corporate governance compliance requirement for some Irish listed PLCs

    The 2018 UK Corporate Governance Code (the New Code) replaces the version of the Code issued by the UK's Financial reporting Council (FRC) in April 2016.  The New Code applies to financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2019. Consequently, companies that are subject to the New Code must take the necessary steps to ensure that their policies and procedures are updated this year, in order...

    Corporate and M&A
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments: January 2019

    Deadlines, UK TPR, MMFs, CBI AML/CTF Guidelines, the General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2019, Brexit, AEOI reporting.

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

    EU “no-deal” Contingency Action Plan, EU report on the operation of the AIFMD, new Investment Firms regulatory framework, ESMA report on retail investment products, AML/ CTF.

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

    Will the Brexit deadline of 29 March impact any of the Central Bank filing deadlines?

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Data Disputes

    With the introduction of GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, individuals are more alive to their data and privacy rights. An increase in awareness and the exercise of those rights has resulted in data related disputes becoming more common between businesses and individuals.

    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Belfast
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    The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 – what employers need to know

    After enduring a rocky road through the legislative process, the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018 was signed into law by the President on Christmas Day 2018 and is scheduled to commence in the first week of March 2019.

    Employment
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    Brexit - The Political Declaration and its impact on services

    The impact of Brexit will be keenly felt in Ireland regarding the provision of services generally (including financial services).

    Brexit
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    The General Scheme of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2019

    The General Scheme (the Scheme) of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2019 (the Bill) has been published by the Department of Justice. The full text of the Scheme is available here.  The Scheme is quite high level and sets out the heads of the Bill which will give effect to many of the provisions of the Fifth EU Money Laundering Directive...

    Financial Regulation
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    A Regional Guide to Employee Data Privacy

    Data privacy is a priority for all employers but especially those with operations in more than one country. It impacts all aspects of the employment relationship and, with the increase in data transfers between businesses and across borders, employers often need to comply with multiple laws to minimize the risk of significant fines and liabilities.

    Employment
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    Brexit: Extend, Suspend, Mend, Amend or Pretend?

    Following the decision of the House of Commons on 15 January 2019 to reject the draft Brexit Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK, what happens now?

    Brexit
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    Attempt to settle with only one of several Defendants backfires

    The Defender v HSBC decision highlights the pitfalls that can arise when several parties have contributed to the same loss, especially if a claimant fails to pursue both defendants, particularly if it settles with one of the guilty parties. Defender Limited, an investment fund, invested $540 million with a Bernie Madoff company (Madoff). After M...

    Disputes
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    Court of Appeal dismisses creditor’s objection to merger by absorption of Bank of Ireland Private Banking with the Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland

    In a decision handed down on 5 December last, the Court of Appeal (Irvine J, Whelan J and Baker J) has dismissed an appeal brought by a creditor of Bank of Ireland Private Banking (BOIPB) against a merger, in which A&L Goodbody was involved, of BOIPB with the Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland (BOI).

    Companies Act