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    EU shipping law & State aid - COVID-19: Italian State aid for coastal shipping

    On 5 May 2022, the European Commission announced that it had authorised Italy, under EU State aid law, to operate a €119m scheme to support cabotage and other maritime services because of the impact of COVID-19.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Dear CEO letter: CBI review of MiFID structured retail products

    As highlighted in our previous publication, driving fair outcomes for consumers and investors, and for their interests to be at the centre of financial services, is an evergreen priority for the Central Bank (CBI).  

    Financial Regulation
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    Food for Thought: Unfair Trading Practices in the Agricultural and Food Supply Chain

    In this publication we look at the principal features of the UTP Regulations, as well as the manner in which they will be impacted by the enactment of the Agricultural and Food Supply Chain Bill 2022 (Bill).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    State aid: Ukrainian crisis and State aid to hauliers

    On 27 April 2022, the European Commission approved Irish State aid worth €18m to support the road haulage sector given the Ukrainian crisis.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Coming of Age: Proposed Reforms of European Product Safety laws

    On 19 January 2022, the European Parliament published its draft amendments to the European Commission's proposed General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR).

    Disputes
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    Companies (Covid-19) Act extended to end of 2022

    In a welcome development, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (the DETE) has announced the extension of the temporary provisions of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 (the Act) until 31 December 2022.

    Corporate and M&A
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    Concurrent wrongdoers and debt recovery – clarity from the Court of Appeal

    In a recent important judgment (Ulster Bank DAC and Ors v McDonagh and Ors [2022] IECA 87), the Court of Appeal (the Court) confirmed that the Civil Liability Act, 1961 (the CLA) does not apply to debt recovery cases as they are not considered actions for "damages".

    Disputes
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    Navigating contentious annual general meetings

    Annual General Meetings (AGMs) can be challenging as the shareholders of a company get to voice their concerns on how the business is being run.

    Corporate and M&A
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments – April 2022

    UCITS SFDR sustainability revisions, SFDR, MMFR, ETFs, liquidity, data privacy, AML

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

    June 2022 filing deadline for PCF roles, Beneficial Ownership, Sanctions

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The EU Work-Life Balance Directive in Ireland: Details of legislation published

    Hot on the tails of the recent general scheme of the Right to Request Remote Working Bill and against the backdrop of many workplaces implementing new hybrid working models, the Irish government has published details of the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022.

    Employment
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    CBI’s cross-industry guidance on outsourcing and its impact from a practical perspective

    This ALG Soundbite provides information on outsourcing, with a particular focus on Central Bank of Ireland's cross-industry guidance on outsourcing and its impact, from a practical perspective, on regulated firms. 

    Financial Regulation