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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance Apr 2020

    Domestically, the Department of Finance has announced common measures agreed by most insurers for business customers in response to COVID-19; At European level, EIOPA has urged insurers and intermediaries to continue to take actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on consumers, and has issued a number of publications.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds Apr 2020

    Domestically, the CBI has issued a letter on measures related to investment funds in light of ongoing market uncertainty due to COVID-19; At European level,

    Finance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral Apr 2020

    Domestically, the CBI has launched a COVID-19 information hub, which includes a new blog by the Governor; At European level, the ESAs have launched a consultation on ESG disclosure rules. The European Commission has extended the State Aid Temporary Framework adopted in March.

    Finance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms Apr 2020

    Domestically, theCBI has issued communications to regulated financial services providers introducing prudential flexibility measures; At European level, ESMA has issued a public statement to promote coordinated action by NCAs regarding benchmarks external audit requirements; issued a no action letter on the new ESG disclosure requirements under the Benchmarks Regulation.

    Finance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking Apr 2020

    Domestically, the CBI has issued communications to regulated financial services providers introducing prudential flexibility measures. It has also launched a COVID-19 Information Hub; At European level, the European Commission, the ECB, and EBA have adopted a range of measures in response to COVID-19.

    Finance
  • Article

    Advocate General opinion on Shannon LNG terminal’s planning extension published

    An advocate for the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has released an opinion calling into question the extension of planning permission granted for the proposed Shannon Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal project (Permission). This was in response to a reference sent by the Irish High Court.

    Environmental & Planning
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    ESMA guidelines on performance fees in UCITS and certain types of AIFs

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published guidelines on performance fees in UCITS and certain types of AIFs which aim to harmonise EU supervisory practices.  

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    Planning dispute settlement refused by High Court – EIA questions referred to CJEU

    The High Court has made a referral to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on whether it is obliged to rule on the legality of a decision to grant planning permission, in circumstances where all parties have consented to have the proceedings struck out.

    Environmental & Planning
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments - Apr 2020

    ESMA guidelines on performance fees, ESG, ESMA & COVID-19, ESMA on performance and costs of retail investment products in the EU, ESMA consultation processes, AML / CTF.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments - Apr 2020

    CBI COVID-19 hub, CBI COVID-19 letter to industry, CBI COVID-19 measures, CBI Markets Updates, FATCA.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&A - Apr 2020

    Q&A of the month. How should Regulated Financial Service Providers manage Pre-approval Controlled Function (PCF) vacancies in the context of the challenges presented by the COVID-19?

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • COVID-19: Financial Crime Risk – Regulatory expectations
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    COVID-19: Financial Crime Risk – Regulatory expectations

    Financial services providers have been very active in maintaining essential services, managing their own duties as employers and managing operational and compliance risk in the COVID-19 environment. 

    COVID-19