Legal Updates & Insights: P1572 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral Nov 2017

    This month alert warnings have been issued by ESMA on the high risks associated with initial coin offerings while in Ireland the Central Bank has consulted on the rules concerning the payment of commission and other inducements to intermediaries.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms Nov 2017

    At a domestic level, it has been another relatively quiet month for investment firms. The Central Bank has outlined the reporting requirements for IIA Non-Retail Investment Business Firms and also provided feedback on CP111. From a European perspective, MiFID and MiFIR related activity continue to dominate with ESMA issuing a number of updates to its Q&A's on both pieces of legislation.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance Nov 2017

    On the Domestic front the Central Bank proposes new rules in intermediary inducements, consults on the approach to third-country branches and proposes new insurance renewal requirements. At a European level, EIOPA consults on second set of advice on the Solvency II Delegated Regulation.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds Nov 2017

    This update covers CBI updates of AIFMD and UCITS Q&As, CBI letter to industry on Brexit preparedness, ESMA updates of Q&As on AIFMD and UCITS, Money Market Funds,, EuVECAs and EuSEFs, ESMA work on charges and mutual fund returns, and IOSCO.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking Nov 2017

    This month the Commission and the ECB undertook its eighth post-programme surveillance mission to Ireland which highlighted that the Irish economy will continue to remain strong in the short term but risks do remain which are primarily linked to the outcome of the negotiations of Brexit and the increase of property prices.

    Financial Regulation
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    Brexit: Important Step Forward on Long Road

    Irish politicians and diplomats did a superb job at landing a very good Phase 1 Report on the Brexit talks.

    Brexit
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    ‘Sufficient progress’ made on Phase 1 of the Brexit Talks

    European Commission and UK report sufficient progress made on Phase 1 of the Brexit Talks

    Brexit
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    ‘Tis the season to apply fair procedures – a timely warning in advance of the Christmas party

    Here's a reminder to employers that their Christmas events are workplace events and that a reasonable investigation is necessary even where serious misconduct is admitted.  

    Employment
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    New factors to consider in deciding whether to report ‘white collar crime’

    A recent High Court decision indirectly calls into question the constitutionality of the current mandatory reporting requirement regarding information about 'white collar crimes' which may have been committed by other parties. We explain what this decision means for those who have such information.

    Disputes
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&A: November 2017

    How do I assess whether an Irish regulated fund is in scope to produce a PRIIP KID from 1 January 2018?

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments

    From an international perspective, we look at ESMA Q&As on the AIFMD and the UCITS Directive, MMFs, EuVECAs and EuSEFs, MiFID II and MiFIR, ESMA on charges and mutual fund returns, ESMA speech, initial coin offerings, IOSCO on termination of investment funds, IOSCO's fourth hedge fund survey and AML/CTF

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

    From an Irish practice and domestic perspective, we look at some approaching compliance deadlines, Central Bank Christmas deadlines, Central Bank Markets Update, Central Bank ETF conference, MMIF Regulatory Reporting and a Central Bank AML Bulletin.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds