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  • Article

    Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2019

    Alan Roberts, Partner and joint Head of A&L Goodbody's Environmental & Planning Group, recently provided the Irish contribution to the Enabling the Business of Agriculture 2019 guide

    Environmental & Planning
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    New EU Regulation on SME growth markets

    A new regulation (the Regulation) to promote the use of SME growth markets has been published in the Official Journal and enters into force on 31 December 2019. The Regulation is designed to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access financing through public markets by reducing some of the administrative burdens and compliance costs faced by issuers on an SME growth...

    Commercial & Technology
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    Brexit: M&A deals will face higher filing fees in post-Brexit world

    Right now, businesses in the UK and Ireland involved in large-scale mergers and acquisitions are able to notify their deals to the European Commission (EC) for free.

    Brexit
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments: Dec 2019

    ESG Regulations, UCITS supervisory sanctions, AIFMD Q&As, MAR suspicious transactions and order reports, EU CMU, Whistleblowing and AML/CTF.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments: Dec 2019

    Compliance deadlines and CBI Supervisory Priorities for 2020.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&As: Dec 2019

    "The Twelve RBO Q&As of Christmas!"

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Commencement of the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019

    The provisions of the Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019 (the Act), which was signed into law on 26 June 2019, were commenced on 2 December 2019...

    Commercial & Technology
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral Nov 2019

    Domestically, there have been some developments, including the CBI's launch of a new guide to sanctions imposed under the Administrative Sanctions Procedure (ASP) for the financial services sector and the publication of the European Union (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Regulations 2019, amending the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance Nov 2019

    Domestically, CBI introduces enhanced measures to increase transparency of information provided to customers and conduct a review of differential pricing in the motor and home insurance industries; At European level, EIOPA publishes the second annual European Insurance Overview...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds Nov 2019

    Domestically, CBI Review of CP86 implementation- phase 3; At European level, ESMA speech on fund liquidity

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms Nov 2019

    Domestically, the CBI stated that the financing of a sustainable economy and climate risk is an important topic that is high on their funds and asset management sector agenda; At European level there have been many developments , including the publication of three sets of technical advice to the European Commission by ESMA regarding TC-CCPs under EMIR 2.2.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking Nov 2019

    Domestically, the CBI has set out what it is doing in the area of climate change; At European level the European Commission hosted a conference on the implementation in the European Union of new international rules for the banking sector known as the "finalization" of Basel III reforms.

    Financial Regulation