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Legal Updates & Insights

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    New Irish Maritime Area Planning (MAP) legislation signed into law

    The Maritime Area Planning Act (the MAP Act) has now been passed by both houses in the Irish legislature and was signed into law by the President on 23 December 2021.

    Energy & Natural Resources
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    A distinct State aid focus for the European Commission and EU Courts at the end of 2021

    While the continued impact of EU competition law on big tech in particular, dominates the headlines - and will probably do so into 2022, including the Digital Markets act - there has been a flurry of very recent State aid decisions by the European Commission (Commission) and activity before the EU Courts (both pandemic and non-pandemic related).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Government releases new legislation for large scale residential developments - Strategic housing development process to lapse from 25 February 2022

    The Planning and Development (Amendment) (Large-scale Residential Development) Act 2021 (the LRD Act) has been enacted and is due to commence.

    Environmental & Planning
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    Commercial frustrations for commercial landlords and tenants but law of frustration a different matter

    Earlier this year, the English High Court ruled in favour of landlords seeking to recover rental arrears that accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Disputes
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    Maritime Area Planning legislation on track to be finalised by Christmas 2021

    The Maritime Area Planning Bill (the MAP Bill) continues its progress through the Irish legislature.

    Energy & Natural Resources
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments - Dec 2021

    SFDR delay, UCITS fee rebate arrangements, cessation of LIBORs and EOINIA, consultation on remote customer onboarding solutions

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments - Dec 2021

    Deadlines, CBI year end timeframes, CBI Q&A, CBI guidance on operational resilience, company law flexibility measures, beneficial ownership of CFVs

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    CBI timeframes for receipt of applications that are seeking a year-end effective date

    The Central Bank of Ireland issued timeframes for receipt of applications that are seeking a Christmas or year-end effective date for:

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms Nov 2021

    Domestically, the CBI issued market updates Issue number 14 and 15 of 2021; At European level, ESMA published its common enforcement priorities for 2021 annual financial reports.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking Nov 2021

    Domestically, the CBI announced Glenn Calverley as Director appointment in Strategy and Governance; At European level, the ECB reported that card fraud declined in 2019, the EBA reaffirmed its commitment to support green finance in view of the UN Climate Change Conference.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance Nov 2021

    Domestically, the CBI published the Private Motor Insurance Report of the National Claims Information Database; At European level, EIOPA committed to support the insurance and pensions sectors’ efforts to tackle climate change.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral Nov 2021

    Domestically, in a "Dear CEO" letter the CBI set out supervisory expectations of regulated firms regarding climate change: At European level, President von der Leyen spoke at the UN Climate Change Conference, the European Commission announced a new pledge of €100m in finance for the Adaptation Fund and also adopted three work programmes for the Digital Europe Programme.

    Financial Regulation