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Legal Updates & Insights

  • EU Approach to ICO Regulation
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    EU Approach to ICO Regulation

    The last few weeks have seen a number of notable developments in the US regulatory landscape for cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings (ICOs). 

    Client Tech
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    Report of the Financial Services Ombudsman 2017 – A Summary

    The Report of the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO) issued on 29 March 2017. As always, it contains interesting insights on trends and outcomes in FSO complaints.

    Disputes
  • EU Fintech Update: Virtual Currencies and Blockchain
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    EU Fintech Update: Virtual Currencies and Blockchain

    Yesterday, the Irish Department of Finance published a Discussion Paper on Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Technology.

    Client Tech
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    Private Equity in Ireland 2017

    David Widger, Head of A&L Goodbody's Corporate Department, reviews the Irish private equity deal activity in 2017 and provides an outlook for the months ahead. First published in the Private Equity Review (Seventh Edition) by Law Business Research.

    Private Equity & Venture Capital
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    Cartels and Leniency Law in Ireland 2018

    Dr Vincent Power, Head of A&L Goodbody's EU, Competition & Procurement Group, looks at the Irish regime and reviews policies and guidance in relation to cartels and leniency law in Ireland. First published in 'The Cartels and Leniency Review' (Sixth Edition) by Law Business Research.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Changes to the Northern Ireland Landfill Tax Regime – 1 April 2018

    As part of its Landfill Tax Compliance Strategy and following a public consultation last year, the Government has brought forward draft legislation amending the Landfill Tax Regulations 1996 (the "1996 Regulations"), which extends the scope of Landfill Tax to sites operating without the appropriate environmental licence or permit. The proposed changes will apply to waste disposed of at landfill an

    Environmental & Planning
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    Employers: Are you GDPR ready?

    We look at the key areas where employers will need to implement change to manage the impact of GDPR.

    Employment
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    The UK Supreme Court decision in Burnden Holdings (UK) Limited v Fielding: potential implications for directors in some corporate reorganisations

    If a transaction by a company amounts to an "unlawful distribution", and the company subsequently goes into liquidation, will an action for recovery of the benefits of that distribution, brought against the directors who authorised the transaction, be statute-barred if it is commenced by the liquidator of the company more than 6 years after the distribution was made?

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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral Feb 2018

    On a domestic level, the Data Protection Bill 2018 was published which incorporates Ireland's national implementing measures required under the GDPR. The Central Bank published its Q&A in relation to the Minimum Competency Code 2017 and Minimum Competency Regulations 2017.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms Feb 2018

    From a domestic perspective, the Central Bank published a table of reporting requirements for MiFID investment firms. On a European level, ESMA has issued updates to a number of its Q&As, on topics including EMIR, the Benchmarks Regulation and MiFID II.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance Feb 2018

    On the domestic front, the Cost of Insurance Working Group published its fourth update on progress, while the Department of Finance consulted on the National Claims Information Database.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking Feb 2018

    It has been a relatively quiet month on the domestic front, a research paper on the impact of repossession risk on mortgage default was published by the Central Bank.  From a European perspective, the ECB published consolidated banking data for end-September 2017.

    Finance