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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral July 2018

    It was a relatively busy month for cross sectoral issues, both domestic and European. The Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018 commenced on 30 July 2018, bringing Irish law in line with the UK position by creating the offence of Corporate Corruption. Also on the domestic front the CBI updated the FAQs for the Fitness and Probity regime of Credit Unions and the FAQs...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms July 2018

    Domestically, the CBI published an article analysing the Government's plans for increased investment. European developments included ESMA updates to Q&As, ESMA also published final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) on risk retention for securitisation transactions and homogeneity standards for underlying exposures in securitisation.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance July 2018

    Irish insurance developments were centred on legislation this month, with a new Claims Database Bill published and the Insurance (Amendment) Act 2018 enacted. Over in Europe, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) launched thematic reviews regarding consumer elements of travel insurance and the use of Big Data by insurers.....

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds July 2018

    On the domestic front, the CBI updated the UCITS Q&As and informed Fund Management Companies that they will start being assessed for compliance with CBI requirements. European developments included an update to ESMA UCITS and AIFMD Q&As, while ESMA also published a list of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) signed by EU authorities.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking July 2018

    On the domestic front, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has criticised elements of consumer-focused culture at Irish retail banks and has also increased banks' capital requirements with effect from 5 July 2019. On the European front, the Commission has withdrawn a proposed regulation on structural reform of credit institutions...

    Financial Regulation
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    Key corporate governance and compliance requirements

    A summary of what you need to know in relation to Irish company law

    Companies Act
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    100% Compliance with Gender Pay Gap Reporting in the UK - Lessons for Ireland?

    This week the UK Government reported 100% compliance with the reporting obligation under their gender pay gap (GPG) regulations. We examine the reports and guidelines and outline some of the lessons learned from the UK's first year of reporting.

    Employment
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    Media to get greater access to court record information

    New court rules will come into operation today which will give members of the media permission to access court documents. These measures, which apply in both the civil and criminal courts, will formalise the media's access to information and are being introduced under the Data Protection Act 2018.

    Disputes
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    The Shipping Law Review 2018

    Vincent Power, Catherine Duffy and Eileen Roberts, provide an overview of Ireland's shipping industry and the legislative framework that it works within.

    Aviation & Transport Finance
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments - July 2018

    Deadlines, UCITS investments in non-UCITS, importance of organisational effectiveness, Central Bank Markets Updates and Irish Funds GDPR bulletin.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments - July 2018

    EU & International: ESMA UCITS and AIFMD Q&As, MMFR, ESMA list of AIFMD MoUs and AML/CTF.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&A: July 2018

    What is the current position on Money Market Fund (MMF) Reform?

    Asset Management & Investment Funds