Legal Updates & Insights: P1406 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral September 2018

    On the domestic front the CBI has issued a Notice of Intention to amend both the CBI Prospectus Handbook & the CBI Transparency Guidelines. The CBI has also published issue 13 of its Markets Update & published the AML Bulletin. On the European front the European Parliament issued new rules to tackle criminal financing which await Council approval...

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

    On the domestic front key developments include the CBI's publication of reporting requirements for MiFID investment firms & the Investment Undertaking Electronic Account Filing Requirements Regulations 2018 have been published in the Irish Statute book and are now in force. On the European front ESMA have renewed restriction on contracts for differences (CFDs) for a further three months...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance September 2018

    On the Domestic front the Minister for Justice and Equality signed a Commencement Order for Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the Civil Liability (Amendment) Act 2017, the CBI published the September edition of Insurance Quarterly and revised application form and guidance for Intermediaries was published by the CBI. On the European front, Delegated regulations on STS securitisations were

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds September 2018

    Domestically, this month CBI announced increased flexibility in ETF share classes & retention of daily portfolio disclosure requirement & the CBI announced the deadlines for receipt of applications. Over in Europe, this month European Supervisory Authorities (ESA's) published a letter suggesting that legislative changes are needed to avoid a situation where retail investors would have to receive..

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking September 2018

    On the domestic front the CBI published speeches in respect of legacy issues & lessons learned from the Banking Crisis & announced the countercyclical capital buffer rate. On the EU front public consultations were launched by the ECB on risk-type-specific chapters of its guide to internal models; published reports on funding plans & asset encumbrances

    Financial Regulation
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    Multi party actions and litigation funding - back on the radar?

    The Joint Committee on Justice and Equality's Report on the Multi-Party Actions Bill 2017 contains interesting conclusions. This Private Members' Bill was introduced by Sinn Féin last November to provide for group litigation or class actions, allowing multiple claimants to bring a single legal action arising from common facts or issues. The Bill reflects a Law Reform Commission paper issued in...

    Disputes
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    Irish Merger Control Notification Thresholds Raised

    The thresholds for Irish merger control notifications have been raised

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    When will Gender Pay Gap Reporting become law in Ireland? An update

    When will Gender Pay Gap Reporting become law in Ireland?

    Employment
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    Irish bookmakers warn of exodus if gambling tax is doubled

    Irish bookmakers warn of exodus if gambling tax is doubled

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Recognised for our commitment to innovative client solutions, legal advice and business initiatives

    Client Tech
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    ESMA plans to have MOUs in place with the UK before the end of March 2019 so that delegation to the UK may continue.

    ESMA plans to have MOUs in place with the UK before the end of March 2019 so that delegation to the UK may continue.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Privilege in investigations: English court overturns controversial limits on litigation privilege in SFO v ENRC

    Companies often need to undertake internal investigations into regulatory issues or potential wrongdoing. Recent English case-law highlights the need for care in generating materials in such investigations, which will not automatically be protected by legal privilege and may sometimes be used against the company in civil or criminal litigation.

    Disputes