Legal Updates & Insights: P1620 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral Dec 2017

    This month the EU and the European Parliament reached political agreement on the proposed Fifth Anti- Money Laundering Directive, while in Ireland the Central Bank amended its Fitness and Probity Individual Questionnaire application (F&P IQ) in advance of the revised Payment Services Directive coming into effect in Ireland on 13 January 2018.

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

    MiFID II and MiFIR were implemented on 3 January 2018. In advance of this, ESMA continued to issue a number of updates to its Q&As on both pieces of legislation as well as providing a number of opinions and guidance on relating MiFID/ MiFIR related topics.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance Dec 2017

    On the domestic front, the Central Bank published its fourth Insurance Quarterly Newsletter of 2017. They also published research into the attitude, behaviour and experience of consumers when buying gadget insurance and identified potential consumer risks in this area. On the European front, EIOPA published an Opinion on service continuity following Brexit. The European Commission adopted...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds Dec 2017

    This update covers a Central Bank statement on variation margin requirements under EMIR for physically settled FX forwards, ELTIFs and ESMA asset management sector priorities in 2018.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking Dec 2017

    On the domestic front, the Central Bank has issued a Progress Report on its Tracker Mortgage Examination. On a European level, the EBA welcomed the agreement reached on the finalisation of the Basel III framework.

    Financial Regulation
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    Update on the 5AMLD and the CRO Central Register on Beneficial Ownership for Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies

    On 19 December our Knowledge Bulletin reported that political agreement had been reached on the 5AMLD. This agreed text has now been published.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Good Times Return?  Second Highest Number Ever of M&A Deals Notified to the European Commission

    2017 saw the second highest ever annual number of notifications of M&A deals to the European Commission

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Irish Merger Control in 2017

    Annual review of M&A transactions notified to Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

    Corporate and M&A
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    New Procurement Thresholds 2018/2019

    The European Commission revises the public procurement thresholds every two years. The new thresholds, published on 18 December 2017, apply from 1 January 2018.  

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    The Implications of Brexit for Competition Law – An Irish Perspective

    A look at the economic and legal effect of Brexit on EU competition law in Ireland.

    Brexit
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    Annual Review of Employment Law in Northern Ireland

    This article considers some of the key developments over the past year in Northern Ireland, and the wider UK, together with a tentative look at what 2018 may bring, with GDPR and Brexit looming large on the horizon.

    Employment & Incentives Belfast
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments - December 2017

    From an International perspective we look at ESMA asset management sector priorities in 2018, ELTIFs and AML/CTF.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds