Legal Updates & Insights: P1550 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Ireland, a Jurisdiction of Choice and Gateway to Europe for Financial Institutions

    Maria McElhinney, Finance Partner, New York, outlines why Ireland is a jurisdiction of choice and gateway to Europe for many US financial institutions.

    Brexit
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    Is it discriminatory not to top-up state paternity pay?

    New figures released by the Department of Social Protection show that over 27,000 fathers (or "relevant parents") in Ireland have taken statutory paternity leave since the introduction of this benefit via...

    Employment, Pensions & Incentives
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    Borrower could not re-litigate possession proceedings using Unfair Terms Directive

    In Cronin v Dublin City Sheriff & anor [2017] IEHC 685, Ní Raifeartaigh J, 17 October 2017 the High Court refused to set aside a repossession order in respect of a family home on the...

    Disputes
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    Recruitment Do’s and Don’ts - A Costly Question

    Last month, the Workplace Relations Commission (the WRC) found that the Minister of State with special responsibility for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, Mr John Halligan, illegally discriminated against...

    Employment, Pensions & Incentives
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    Gig economy update: Uber drivers are ‘workers’ while Deliveroo riders are self employed

    In its decision handed down last Friday, the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) dismissed Uber's appeal of the UK Employment Tribunal's decision and agreed that Uber drivers were 'workers' for...

    Employment, Pensions & Incentives
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    Workplace banter or sexual harassment – what’s the difference?

    In circumstances where Irish law defines sexual harassment as "unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature", the current spotlight is firmly focused on what is and isn't...

    Employment, Pensions & Incentives
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    Energy Efficiency Targets

    John Dallas, Partner, A&l Goodbody looks at the current status of the energy efficiency targets in the Public Sector and looks at what is next?

    Energy & Natural Resources
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    Class Actions Bill presented to Oireachtas

    There has been a considerable amount of political and media discussion recently on the topic of multi-party or class actions and whether Ireland should introduce procedures to allow for such...

    Disputes
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    Anti-harassment policy in the workplace

    In recent weeks, the complex legality of defining sexual harassment has come into sharp focus. Irish law defines sexual harassment as “unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual...

    Employment, Pensions & Incentives
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    EU Competition Commissioner Addresses 2017 Web Summit

    European Competition Commissioner Vestager gave a wide-ranging speech, entitled "Clearing the Path for Innovation", at the Web Summit in Lisbon on 7 November 2017.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    European Commission Gives State Aid Approval to Belgian Maritime Transport Package

    On 6 November 2017, the European Commission approved, under the European Union's State aid rules, various Belgian tax measures designed to assist the maritime transport sector.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Successfully Doing Business Overseas: The Case for an EU-Wide Sandbox Initiative

    Last month, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its "Regulatory Sandbox – Lessons Learned Report". In the Report, the FCA evaluated the progress of the UK financial regulatory sandbox during...

    FinTech