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Legal Updates & Insights

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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
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    Irish Maritime Casualty Regime Faces EU Challenge

    The European Commission announced that it was bringing Ireland to the CJEU for allegedly failing to implement correctly the EU directive on the investigation of maritime casualties

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 - a game changer for employers?

    The Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2017 was recently passed by Dáil Éireann, and depending on progress made before Seanad Éireann in the autumn, it could be enacted by the end of the year. The Bill forms part of the Government's proposals to tackle zero hour contracts and uncertain working conditions.

    Employment
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    The latest on Brexit employment law

    In a white paper issued last week by the UK Government the post-Brexit status of the UK's employment legislation derived from European Union law appears to be no longer in doubt. Despite a high degree of speculation about proposed changes since the referendum outcome, the paper indicates no intention to repeal or amend employment or equality law.

    Brexit
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    Significant award made in workplace bullying case

    Another significant damages award for workplace bullying has been handed down by the High Court.

    Employment
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    Fine for anti-competitive behaviour should be greater than the financial gain

    In DPP v Aston Carpets and Flooring Limited and Brendan Smith [2018] IECA 194, Court of Appeal, 20 June 2018 (Mahon J, Birmingham J, Edwards J) the DPP applied to the Court of Appeal for a review of the defendants' sentences on the basis that they were unduly lenient. 

    Disputes