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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments: Nov 2018

    Deadlines, CJA 2018, Outsourcing, Clearing & Trading, AIF depositaries, UCITS ETF share classes, BMR, CBI speeches, strategy & funding, Corporate Governance for Investment Firms and Market Operators, FCA and Brexit

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    EDPB publishes draft Guidelines on Territorial Scope of the GDPR

    On 23 November 2018, the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) published the eagerly awaited draft Guidelines on the territorial scope of the GDPR.

    Commercial & Technology
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    The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2018

    The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2018 came into operation on 26 November 2018.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Is Ireland about to simplify the merger control process?

    Ireland’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (“CCPC”) has initiated a very welcome public consultation on possibly simplifying the merger control process.

    Corporate and M&A
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    “Use it or lose it” approach to holidays -  Significant decisions from the European Court

    As the year draws to a close, many employers are re-setting their "leave year" clock and the natural question of what will happen to any untaken annual leave entitlement arises. While Ireland's Organisation of Working Time legislation entitles all employees to 20 days' statutory leave in any given leave year (pro-rated for part-time staff), it is a matter for the individual employer whether to...

    Employment
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    Brexit: Dáil Éireann votes in favour of the EU-UK draft Brexit withdrawal agreement

    On 21 November 2018, the Irish lower house of parliament, Dáil Éireann, voted to approve a motion supporting the Draft Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK. 

    Brexit
  • Is fintech ready for a global regulatory sandbox?
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    Is fintech ready for a global regulatory sandbox?

    In August 2018, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced the creation of the Global Financial Innovation Network (GFIN), in collaboration with 11 other international financial regulators.

    Client Tech
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    Approved Profit Sharing Schemes (APSS)

    The APSS is an arrangement approved by the Revenue Commissioners which operates in tandem with an employee trust. It is a way of paying bonuses by awarding shares to employees in the employer’s ultimate parent company free of income tax.

    Pensions & Incentives
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    Revenue Approved SAYE Schemes

    Revenue Approved SAYE Schemes are a tax efficient way of granting share options to employees.

    Pensions & Incentives
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    When do witness statements lose their privilege?

    In Defender Ltd v HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Ireland) Ltd [2018] IEHC 587, High Court, Twomey J, 15 October 2018 the Court had to consider whether a witness statement loses its privilege when it is served on the opposing party or when it is adopted by a witness in open court.

    Disputes
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    Data Protection Commission confirms list of processing operations requiring a DPIA

    Following the EDPB’s Opinion last month, the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has published a non-exhaustive list of processing operations requiring a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) to be carried out.

    Commercial & Technology
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    BREXIT: White smoke becomes London fog –  businesses should study the current draft

    The publication on Wednesday 14 November of the 585-page draft UK Withdrawal Agreement means that there is now a potential deal on the table.

    Brexit