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    The Companies Act 2014: Your brief guide to the highlights

    The Companies Bill 2012, as passed by the Dáil and Seanad, was signed by the President of Ireland on 23 December 2014, and accordingly is now the Companies Act 2014 (the Act).

    Companies Act
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    Successfully Expanding Overseas: Raising Capital in the EU through ICOs

    From the recent Bitcoin Cash fork to claims of a crypto-bubble, it seems like everyone is talking about cryptocurrency lately. And with data from CoinMarketCap currently valuing the public cryptocurrency...

    Corporate and M&A
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    Limitation period for complaints to the Financial Services Ombudsman extended

    Two recent Acts, signed into law by President Higgins last month, will have a significant impact upon the operation of the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO) complaints procedure. In particular, the...

    Disputes
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    Central Bank UCITS Regulations clarify CP86 location rules and other matters

    The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) signed the Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013 (Section 48(1)) (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) (Amendment) Regulations 2017, S.I. No. 344 of 2017, (the...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    A focus on licensing issues in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

    In the Republic of Ireland, the majority of licences permitting the sale of alcohol are still granted by the courts.

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes Brexit Frequently Asked Questions; On the EU Front: European Commission publishes guidelines on Key Information Documents as required by the PRIIPs Regulation

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the Domestic Front: The Government proposes changes to Insurance Compensation Fund; Department of Finance publishes update on the transposition of the Insurance Distribution Directive. On the EU Front: European...

    Insurance & Reinsurance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms

    On the Domestic Front: MIFID II Regulations 2017 are published; Central Bank publishes an addendum to the Consumer Protection Code 2012. On the EU Front: ESMA issues final guidelines on data transfer...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking

    On the Domestic Front: Key provisions of the Credit Reporting Act 2013 enter force; On the EU Front: EBA publishes final standards specifying information requirements for the authorisation of credit institutions;...

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds

    On the Domestic Front: Update of the Investment Limited Partnership and ICAV legislation announced; On the EU Front: ESMA issues opinion on Asset Segregation and Custody Services; ESMA issues opinion...

    Finance
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    Further Changes to Transparency Regime for Regulated Market – Listed Companies in the Extractive and Logging Industries

    The Transparency (Directive 2004/109/EC) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 336 of 2017) (the 2017 Transparency Regulations) were signed by the Minister for Finance on 25 July 2017 but were only publicly available on 31 July 2017, and...

    Corporate and M&A
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    Successfully Expanding Overseas: Why Ireland for Cybersecurity?

    In recent years, Ireland has emerged as a global cybersecurity hub, with high profile international companies like Intel Security, Trend Micro, Malwarebytes, AlienVault, FireEye, SolarWinds and NUIX choosing it as...

    Investing in Ireland