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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Similarities between the CLS/LTD and DAC company types

    As readers of this site will be aware, the Companies Act requires the conversion of all existing private limited companies to a company limited by shares ("CLS" or "LTD"), a designated activity company ("DAC"), or another company type.

    Companies Act
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    Mediation Act 2017

    The Mediation Act 2017 was signed into law on 2 October 2017 and is expected to come into force in the coming weeks.

    Disputes
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    Interim Legislation To Update Outdated Gambling Laws

    Further to our recent update, the Minister of State in the Department of Justice and Equality, Mr. David Stanton, has expressed an intention to bring forward the long awaited Gambling Control Bill (the GCB) by the end of 2017. The Government's Legislation Programme for Autumn 2017 notes that work is underway on the GCB. However, there has been no further information on when the draft of the GCB..

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Dawn Raids

    The Irish Competition Authority regularly dawn-raids businesses, professional bodies, trade associations and homes. Everyone in business in Ireland needs to be briefed on how to deal with such unannounced visits. A&L Goodbody’s EU, Competition & Procurement Group briefs you on what you need to know.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral

    On the Domestic Front: Markets Update Issue 7 2017; Central Bank publishes Feedback Statement to Consultation Paper 95 – Funding the Cost of Financial Regulation. On the EU Front: European Commission publishes proposed reforms to foster CMU and financial integration; EBA and ESMA have published their joint guidelines to assess the suitability of members of management bodies and key function holder

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms

    On the EU Front: ESMA and the NCA's agree work plan on MiFID II pre-trade transparency waivers and position limits; ESMA updates Q&A on MiFID II implementation.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the Domestic Front: Life Assurance (Provision of Information) Regulations amended to avoid duplication with the PRIIPs Regulation; Central Bank publishes Insurance Quarterly Newsletter. On the EU Front: European Commission adopts Delegated Regulations supplementing the Insurance Distribution Directive; Insurance Europe recommends grandfathering of existing insurance contracts post-Brexit.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds

    On the Domestic Front: Irish Funds MiFID II Q&A. On the EU Front: EuVECA and EuSEF Regulations.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking Sept 2017

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes updated guidance on Fitness and Probity for Credit Unions; Central Bank publishes Addendum to the Individual Questionnaire for Credit Institutions. On the EU Front: European Banking Authority publishes guidelines on internal governance under Directive 2013/36/EU; European Banking Authority publishes final technical standards on MREL reporting by resolu

    Finance
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    Important Employment Legislation Updates – Maternity Leave; Collective Redundancy; Immigration

    Employers should note the following recent changes in the context of maternity, immigration and collective redundancies: Longer maternity leave and benefit, changes to the notification procedures for collective redundancy, and change to Graduate Work Permit Eligibility.

    Employment
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    CASE OF THE MONTH: Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Attorney General v Fintra Trawling Company Limited (High Court, 18 July 2016)

    The perils of making a declaration of solvency by company directors, without reasonable grounds.

    Corporate Governance & Compliance
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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