Legal Updates & Insights: P1512 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking August 2018

    On the domestic front this month the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) published its Regulatory Service Standards Performance Report for the first half of 2018 and a Financial Stability Note concerning international bank flows and bank business models since the financial crisis.

    Finance
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    Central Credit Register – Impact on SPVs

    The Credit Reporting Act 2013 (together with related statutory instruments) provides for the establishment of a Central Credit Register.

    Capital Markets - Debt
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments - Aug 2018

    Deadlines, Central Bank proposals to reform Individual Accountability, Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act 2018, minor amendments to the ICAV Act and to the UCITS Regulations 2011.

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

    ESMA views on AIF leverage and on sub-threshold AIFMs and AML/CTF

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

    What is the latest guidance from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for inbound passporting EEA firms and funds who wish to continue operating in the UK in a hard Brexit scenario?

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Ireland’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission publishes Annual Report

    Ireland's combined competition and consumer protection agency (CCPC) today published its 2017 annual report.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    UK’s No-Deal Brexit Papers: The First Instalment

    On 23 August 2018, the UK Government published 25 papers advising on some of the implications of a no-deal Brexit.

    Brexit
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    Brexit Talks Update

    As schools prepare to re-open across Europe, both EU and UK politicians have a lot of homework to do to pass the Brexit exams scheduled for next year….

    Brexit
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    Patents in Ireland 2018

    John Whelan, Head of A&L Goodbody's Commercial & Technology Department and Alison Quinn, Associate, Commercial & Technology, review patent laws and regulations in Ireland.

    Commercial & Technology
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    Explicit consent required to use personal data for health research purposes

    New Regulations require organisations to obtain an individual’s explicit consent in advance of processing personal data for health research purposes. 

    Commercial & Technology
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    Restrictive Covenants - How to protect your business when key people leave

    A sign of confidence in the market is the recent trend of departures of key people to competitor businesses, sometimes taking an entire team, sometimes taking trade secrets - sometimes both.

    Employment
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    State Aid in Ireland 2018

    A review of State Aid law and policy in Ireland 2018

    EU, Competition & Procurement