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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Cross Sectoral and Other November 2023

    Domestically, the CBI hosts annual Financial System Conference. At European level, the European Commission consults on DORA delegated acts, and the ECB publishes opinion on the proposed regulation for a digital euro.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms November 2023

    Domestically, the CBI publishes Dear CEO letter on thematic review of firms undertaking algorithmic trading. At European level, ESMA puts digital resilience and cyber risk as new Union Strategic Supervisory Priorities.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance November 2023

    Domestically, Health Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2023 debated and the CBI publishes “Intermediary Times” Newsletter. At European level, EIOPA publishes November 2023 Insurance Risk Dashboard 2023 and monthly technical information and EIOPA speech comments on hidden and horizon risks for insurers.

    Finance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds November 2023

    Domestically, the CBI issues timeframes for application with a year-end effective date, CBI publishes Consultation paper on a proposed new European Long Term Investment Fund and the CBI updates the AIFMD Q&A. At European level, AIFMD II continues through the European legislative process.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking and Payments November 2023

    Domestically, the CBI publish updated guidance for PI XBRL returns. At European level, the European Parliament publishes draft proposals in respect of PSD3 and PSR, EPA launches a call for change requests in respect of the SPAA rulebook and the European Council and Parliament reach provisional agreement on instant payments.

    Finance
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments – December 2023

    ESAs report on amendments to SFDR level 2 RTS, ESA Q&A on the PRIIPs KID, ESA consumer factsheet on sustainable finance, distance marketing directive.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments – December 2023

    Year-end deadlines, CBI deadlines, CBI CP157 - Macroprudential measures for GBP LDI funds, CBI speech, CBI letter on MiFID II costs and charges.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Court of Appeal confirms decision of the Irish High Court to dismiss Russian insurer’s challenge to aviation insurance claim being litigated in Ireland

    In a judgment delivered on 6 December 2023, the Irish Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal of a decision of the Irish High Court in respect of a motion brought by one of the defendants in aviation insurance legal proceedings, seeking to have service of proceedings set aside for lack of jurisdiction. Read more here

    Disputes
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    Sustainability-linked loans - the evolution the benefits and the concerns

    ESG & Sustainability
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    Green leases – where are we now?

    In this article, we reflect on the use of green lease clauses within the Irish property market. Considering the recent developments in this area, we provide a series of practical considerations for parties in negotiating these clauses.

    ESG & Sustainability
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    Navigating the carbon offsets maze: emerging standards and regulation

    This article explores the expanding voluntary carbon market - identifying the opportunities these products present, and the challenges faced by investors in navigating the varying standards and accreditations.

    Energy & Natural Resources
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    Article 8 and 9 no more? Commission proposes potential SFDR overhaul

    In this article, we provide an overview of the targeted consultation on the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds