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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Legal stress-testing of planning applications

    Legal stress-testing involves carrying out a legal review of a planning application before being lodged

    Disputes
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    Significant Supreme Court Decision: Employer duty to reasonably accommodate clarified

    The Supreme Court, weighing in on the legal saga relating to Daly v Nano Nagle School, has clarified the extent of an employer's duty to reasonably accommodate a disabled employee. Rowing back from last year's Court of Appeal decision, the Supreme Court appears to have imposed a more onerous burden on employers.

    Employment
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    Patents in Ireland 2019

    John Whelan, Head of A&L Goodbody's Commercial & Technology Department and Alison Quinn, Associate, Commercial & Technology, review patent laws and regulations in Ireland.

    Technology
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    Government publishes Legislation Programme for Autumn 2019

    The Government Chief Whip, Seán Kyne TD, has published the Government’s Legislation Programme for Autumn 2019. The Programme lists 32 priority Bills; 27 Bills currently before the Houses of the Oireachtas, and 69 Bills where preparatory work is underway.

    Technology
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    Data face off: first court judgment ever on legality of facial recognition technology

    Last month, the UK Information Commissioner (ICO) released a statement announcing an investigation into the use of facial recognition technology (FRT) in public spaces and expressing concern over its "potential threat to privacy" and "people's…most sensitive personal data". The ICO reassured individuals that it "will not hesitate to use our investigative and enforcement powers to protect people's

    GDPR
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments: Sept 2019

    ESMA's risk outlook, abolition of restrictions on Chinese investment quotas on QFII and RQFII schemes and AML/CTF

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments: Sept 2019

    Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) consultation on fund errors, CBI Christmas deadlines, outsourcing, CBI speech, CBI markets update and Brexit

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Errors in Investment Funds The Central Bank of Ireland consults on regulatory framework

    The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) issued a consultation paper about the treatment, correction and redress of fund errors. The consultation closes on 9 December 2019

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&A: Sept 2019

    What is the latest update on requirements for liquidity risk management?

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    UCITS and AIFs Liquidity: Stress testing and management

    On 2 September 2019, ESMA issued its final guidelines on liquidity stress testing in UCITS and AIFs. The guidelines become effective on 30 September 2020. They apply to UCITS Management Companies, SMICs, AIFMs and internally managed AIFs (Fund Management Companies or FMCs).

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Ireland China Business Magazine Summer 2019

    ‘Building an exciting future based on a strong past’: Marie O’Brien, Partner and Head of A&L Goodbody's China Programme examines some of the key developments between Ireland and China since diplomatic relations were established forty years ago.

    China
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    Summary of the Revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2)

    The core objectives of Payment Services Directive (PSD2) included enhancing the security of payments and limiting fraudulent transactions. In this regard, the regulatory technical standards (RTS) on strong customer authentication (SCA) that underpin certain security requirements under PSD2 were scheduled to come into force on 14 September 2019.

    Finance