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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Hire purchase and leasing agreements (including personal contract plans) now reportable under Credit Reporting Act 2013

    The Markets in Financial Instruments Act 2018 (the Act) was signed by the President on 29 October 2018 and has accordingly become law.

    Finance
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    At your service…until (unfairly) dismissed while on probation

    A recent Labour Court recommendation serves as a useful reminder to employers that they do not enjoy a carte blanche when it comes to dismissing employees on probation. This case has attracted widespread media coverage as it concerns the Park Hotel Kenmare, which is owned and operated by the Brennan brothers of RTE's 'At Your Service' fame.

    Employment
  • EU fintech update: UK Cryptoassets Taskforce publishes final report on cryptoassets & DLT
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    EU fintech update: UK Cryptoassets Taskforce publishes final report on cryptoassets & DLT

    The UK Cryptoassets Taskforce published its Final Report on cryptoassets and distributed ledger technology (DLT).

    Client Tech
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    When Gambling Meets Gaming: The Multifaceted Regulation Of Loot Boxes In Ireland

    Joe Kelly, Parnter explores the questions posed by the signing of the Declaration from the Gaming Regulators European Forum

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
  • article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments: Oct 2018

    Revised UCITS & AIFMD depositary safekeeping duties, PRIIPs KIDs and UCITS KIIDs, ESMA AIFMD Q&A, ESMA BMR Q&AS MMFs, AML/CTF

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Does the EU Securitisation Regulation have any impact on UCITS and AIFs?

    Does the EU Securitisation Regulation have any impact on UCITS and AIFs?

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments: Oct 2018

    Deadlines, Central Bank speeches, Central Bank moves to self-certification in authorisation and post- authorisation of UCITS and RIAIFs, Central Bank guidance for UCITS using financial indices, UK Temporary Permissions Regime, GDPR.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Issues facing business crime defence lawyers and their clients in the industry today

    Issues facing business crime defence lawyers and their clients in the industry today.

    Disputes
  • article

    Benchmark Regulations

    On 29 June 2016, Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts or to measure the performance of investment funds (the Regulations) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Securitisation Regulation and how it changes things for UCITS and AIFMs

    The Securitisation Regulation (Regulation 2017/2402) (the Regulation) came into force on 17 January 2018 and will be directly applicable across the EU from 1 January 2019.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Modern Slavery Update

    The Modern Slavery Act 2015 introduced changes throughout the UK in regard to the need for increased transparency in supply chains.

    Belfast
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    Regulatory powers and corporate offences - a new dawn?

    The Law Reform Commission today published its much anticipated report into Regulatory Powers and Corporate Offences.

    Disputes