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Legal Updates & Insights

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

    From an International perspective we look at the EU Commission notices on the consequences of Brexit on Asset Management and other banking and finance sectors, the MMF Regulation and the...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments - February 2018

    From an Irish Practice and Domestic perspective, we look at some approaching compliance deadlines, a Central Bank speech on the importance of diversity in financial services and Central Bank Markets...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Extreme Weather Warnings – What Irish Employers Need to Know

    Ireland is bracing itself (literally) for the first code red alert of 2018 – the 'Beast of the East' (otherwise known as Storm Emma). The lead in time for Storm Emma presents...

    Employment, Pensions & Incentives
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    Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017 completes Committee Stage in Dáil Eireann

    Further to our recent bulletin, the Companies (Statutory Audits) Bill 2017, which further transposes the EU statutory audit package and consolidates existing audit legislation into the Companies Act 2014, commenced and completed ...

    Companies Act
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    Project Ireland 2040 - Building Ireland’s Future: The National Planning Framework

    On 16 February 2018, the Government published the National Planning Framework (NPF), which, together with the National Development Plan (NDP), form ‘Project Ireland 2040’ - the Government's vision for how to develop the...

    Environmental & Planning
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    ​​​​​​​Sentencing in fatal accident health and safety cases: is €1m the current default position?

    Ireland, unlike England and Wales, does not have sentencing guidance relative to health and safety offences.  Having said that, there are quite a number of Court decisions that provide useful...

    Environmental & Planning
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    Courts Consider “Unfair Contract Terms” Arguments in Loan Cases

    The issue of unfair contract terms in loan contracts, and the extent of the obligation on a Court to examine this issue without it being raised by the parties, is...

    Disputes
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    Duty to Reasonably Accommodate Disabled Employees: Court of Appeal clarifies the law

    The Court of Appeal recently delivered judgment in a long running disability discrimination case which is noteworthy from an employer's perspective. The judgment brings clarity to the law on the...

    Employment, Pensions & Incentives
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    Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Act 2018

    The Intoxicating Liquor (Amendment) Act 2018 was signed into law by President Higgins on 31 January 2018.

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral Jan 2018

    From a domestic perspective, the European Union (Payment Services) Regulations 2018 were implemented, transposing PSD2 into Irish law. The Central Bank updated the application forms for firms seeking authorisation and also...

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

    At a domestic level, the Central Bank published the 4th edition of its investment firms questions and answers in line with the implementation of MiFID II and MiFIR. From a...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance Jan 2018

    From a domestic perspective, the Central Bank issued new quarterly statistics; the Cost of Insurance Working Group published report on employer and public liability insurance. On the European front, EIOPA...

    Financial Regulation