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    Schrems II – Data transfers questioned again

    In a much anticipated judgment, the Irish High Court yesterday decided to ask the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) to rule on the validity of Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs).

    Commercial Contracts
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    ICO opens consultation on draft guidance on controller/processor contracts and liabilities

    The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is consulting on draft GDPR guidance on contracts and liabilities between controllers and processors.

    Commercial & Technology
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    Three U.S. companies charged for falsely claiming compliance with Privacy Shield

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on 8 September that three U.S. companies have agreed to settle FTC charges that they misled consumers, by falsely claiming they were certified to participate in the Privacy Shield.

    Commercial & Technology
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    Guide to investing in Ireland

    Marie O'Brien, Partner and Head of A&L Goodbody's China Business Group looks at why companies choose Ireland as their platform for international expansion and outlines key questions these companies look at when considering Ireland as a location.

    Investing in Ireland
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    Right to Work Checks – An Update

    The Home Office has recently published updated guidance for employers carrying out right to work checks. It is vital that those who are responsible for carrying out right to checks familiarise themselves with the updated guidance to ensure that checks are being carried out correctly and in accordance with the new guidance. This is a statutory requirement that is met with civil penalties if breache

    Belfast
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    The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments

    On the International Front we look the CMU, ESMA/ EBA Guidelines on assessment of suitability of management body members, EuVECA and EuSEF Regulations, ESMA risk report and Anti Money Laundering/ Combating the Financing of Terror/ Corruption.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Front Page - Q&A: September 2017

    Is it possible for an Irish domiciled fund to gain direct exposure to mainland China securities?

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments

    In Irish practice developments: We look at some approaching deadlines, CBI UCITS Regulations, CBI UCITS Q&A and Guidance, CBI Markets update, MiFID II Regulations and Data protection Commissioner Guidance on appropriate qualifications for a Data Protection Officer under GDPR.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Public Consultation on the Competition Act 2002 Merger Provisions

    The Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation (DBEI) launched a public consultation on the provisions relating to mergers and acquisitions under the Competition Act 2002 on Friday 29 September 2017 (Consultation).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    When does an internal investigation become a courtroom?

    Earlier this summer, as summarised in our previous article, the High Court appeared to significantly expand on an employee's entitlement to fair procedures during internal employee investigations.

    Employment
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    Central Bank Deadlines for Pre-Christmas/Year-End Applications 2018

    The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) has issued details of its deadlines for receipt of applications: for approval of fund and sub-fund applications that have pre-Christmas or pre year-end approval deadlines (this includes self-managed/internally managed investment company/ICAV applications and risk management processes); and for approval of post-authorisation amendments that have pre-Christ

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Court Rules Product Defective Despite Being Compliant with European Directive

    In Connolly v FAS & Anor [2017] IEHC 472, the High Court held that a machine was a defective product even though it had been certified by an independent certifying authority in France in 2010, as meeting the European Machinery Directives, and its design complied with European standards.

    Disputes