Legal Updates & Insights: P1716 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    European Commission Gives State Aid Approval to Belgian Maritime Transport Package

    On 6 November 2017, the European Commission approved, under the European Union's State aid rules, various Belgian tax measures designed to assist the maritime transport sector.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Successfully Doing Business Overseas: The Case for an EU-Wide Sandbox Initiative

    Last month, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its "Regulatory Sandbox – Lessons Learned Report". In the Report, the FCA evaluated the progress of the UK financial regulatory sandbox during its first year of operation and tentatively concluded that the initiative has so far been a success.

    FinTech
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    Compulsory Retirement: High Court reminds employers of an essential prerequisite

    Within the last two weeks the High Court has issued a judgment which serves as a useful reminder that when it comes to the proposed retirement of an employee, the first issue an employer needs to consider is whether it is actually entitled to retire the employee at all. 

    Employment
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    Publication of New Anti-Bribery and Corruption Legislation: Practical Implications for Companies

    The Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Bill, 2017, has been published by the Minister for Justice and Equality. This Bill is one of the actions identified by the Government last week, as part of a broader package of measures to tackle white collar crime.  Enactment is scheduled for Q4 2018. 

    Regulatory Risk & Investigations
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral Oct 2017

    From a domestic perspective, the Central Bank has published new application forms and related guidance for authorisation as a Payment Institution and Electronic Money Institution. New guidance has also been issued with regards to the industry funding levy and transaction reporting under MiFIR. At a European level, the Commission has issued guidance on obtaining brokerage and research services...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms Oct 2017

    From a domestic perspective, it has been a relatively quiet month for investment firms. However, at a European level, ESMA has been occupied with MiFID II/MiFIR related activity. ESMA is continuing to update its Q&As on both pieces of legislation and it highlighted the preparations it is undertaking for MiFID II and Brexit in a speech at the ECON hearing where there was particular focus on third

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance Oct 2017

    On the domestic front the Central Bank held its Annual Insurance Industry Briefing; the Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 approaches final stages. On the European front the European Parliament calls for a delay on application of the Insurance Distribution Directive; EIOPA publishes its first set of advice on specific elements of the Solvency II Delegated Regulation and Guidelines on Complex...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds Oct 2017

    In this month's funds update we look at speeches made by the CBI's Director of Asset management and the Minister of State for Financial Services and Insurance at the A&L Goodbody Annual Asset Management & Investment Seminar. Domestically, we also cover amendments to the CBI's UCITS and AIFMD Q&A; and on the European front we have a number of ESMA updates....

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking Oct 2017

    From a domestic perspective, the main update this month concerns the ongoing Tracker Mortgage Examination and related frequently asked questions document produced by the Central Bank in response to the Examination. On a European level, the EBA and ECB are continuing to issue guidance in preparation for Brexit, with the EBA publishing an opinion with practical recommendations for firms in the 18...

    Financial Regulation
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    Important Employment Legislation Updates - Construction Wages; Gender Pay Gap; Data Protection

    Construction Wages; Gender Pay Gap; Data Protection

    Employment
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    Corporate Governance Review 2017 - Ireland

    Corporate Governance Review 2017 - Ireland

    Corporate Governance & Compliance
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    Implications of the FATF mutual evaluation report on Ireland

    The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has published its mutual evaluation report (MER) on Ireland following its assessment of the country's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT) system.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds