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    What is the Backstop?

    The backstop would be a legally binding agreement between the EU and the UK that neither a hard border nor checks will be reintroduced between Northern Ireland and Ireland after the UK leaves the EU (i.e., post-Brexit). Vincent Power explains the term "backstop" which is a central feature of the Brexit negotiations and processes. What is the Backstop? Concept The backstop would be a legally...

    Brexit
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    Changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Submission Deadline

    The current deadline for submitting a SDLT return and paying the SDLT is 30 days from the effective date of the transaction. From 1 March 2019 this time limit is being reduced to 14 days for all transactions with an "effective date" on or after 1 March 2019. 

    Commercial Property Belfast
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral January 2019

    It has been a busy month for cross sectoral updates with the commencement of the Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Act 2018. We have also seen the publication of the general scheme of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing)(Amendment) Bill 2019. On the European front the European Banking Authority (EBA) published a report on the results from the...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Service Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms January 2019

    On the domestic front it has been a relatively quiet month, the Central Bank of Ireland published an update to its Q&As on Investment Firms. On the European front ESMA has updated its Q&As on Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR). ESMA has also updated its commodity derivatives transitional transparency requirements.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Service Regulation and Compliance - Insurance January 2019

    On the domestic front the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman published legal binding decisions and the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) issued a consultation paper on a new levy calculation methodology for insurers. On the European front a proposal for a Directive of European Parliament and of Council amending Directive 2009/138/EC (Solvency II) was published. The European Insura...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Service Regulation and Compliance - Funds January 2019

    On the domestic front the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) launched a consultation relating to new draft Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) guidelines for the financial sector. On the European front ESMA and the EU Securities Regulators agree no-deal Brexit memorandum of understanding (MoU).

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Service Regulation and Compliance - Banking January 2019

    On the domestic front the Department of Finance published a report on Capital Requirements and Macroprudential policy. On the European front we have seen quite a few updates this month. The European Central Bank (ECB) published a single code of conduct for high level officials and monetary policy decisions. The ECB also published a consolidated Guide to assessments of licence applications.

    Financial Regulation
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    Modern Slavery – February Update

    The Modern Slavery Act ("the MSA") is an evolving piece of legislation. In an attempt to develop the legislation, the UK Government announced an independent review of the MSA.  The members of the review have now published their second interim report which addresses the issue of transparency in supply chains. The report makes a number of recommendations which the Government should consider in...

    Pensions & Incentives
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    European Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Trusts) Regulations 2019

    The European Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Trusts) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations) were signed by the Minister for Finance and came into force on 29 January 2019. The Regulations require trustees of certain Irish trusts to establish and maintain registers of beneficial ownership. The Regulations transpose into Irish law the obligations imposed on EU member states by...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    ICLG: Public Procurement 2019

    Anna-Marie Curran, EU, Competition & Procurement Partner and Jessica Egan, EU, Competition & Procurement Solicitor provide a practical insight into public procurement in Ireland. First published in 'The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Public Procurement 2019' (11th Edition) by Global Legal Group.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Brexit: is it still 50:50 on B-Day minus 50?

    Today marks 50 days before the UK is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU). The question now is not so much will the UK leave the EU but on what terms?

    Brexit
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    Gender Pay Gap Reporting - Is your company ready?

    New legislation is being considered by the Irish government and could soon be commenced.

    Gender Pay Gap