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    FDI Screening of Third Country Transactions Act 2023 Q&A

    The Irish Government has published the long awaited Screening of Third Country Transactions Bill 2022 which will introduce a screening regime for foreign direct investments in Ireland by parties established in third countries.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments – November 2023

    ESMA speech, AIFMD II, ESMA notes on aspects of the EU sustainable finance framework, ESMA USSP of cyber risk and digital resilience, AML/CFT/FS.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments – November 2023

    Year-end deadlines, CBI deadlines, IAF, F&P, ELTIFs, AIFMD Q&A: loan origination, ILPs, subsidiaries: PRIIPs KID, CBI speeches, CBI markets updates.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Final Guidance on the IAF – what you need to know

    Recently, the CBI published its finalised Guidance on the Individual Accountability Framework, along with three sets of draft Regulations and its feedback statement on the Consultation on the draft Guidance, outlining a number of substantive changes to aspects of the IAF, including SEAR. Read our Publication here.

    Individual Accountability Framework
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    Planning and Development Bill 2023 published

    After months of pre-legislative scrutiny, the long awaited Planning and Development Bill 2023 was published on 21 November. Read more here.

    Environmental & Planning
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    Central Bank of Ireland publishes final Guidance on the Individual Accountability Framework

    The CBI has published its finalised Guidance on the Individual Accountability Framework, three sets of draft Regulations and its feedback statement on the Consultation on the draft Guidance.

    Financial Regulation
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    Derogation licences required before planning permission is granted

    The High Court recently considered the requirement for a derogation licence before planning permission is granted in Hellfire Massy Residents v An Bord Pleanála. Read our update here.

    Environmental & Planning
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    Immigration Update: Stamp 4 transfers

    On 15 November 2023, the Department of Justice (Immigration Service Delivery) (ISD) announced a significant change to the process applicable to Critical Skills Employment Permit holders, Researchers on a Hosting Agreement, and NCHD Multi-Site General Employment Permit holders wishing to transfer to a Stamp 4 immigration permission. Read more on this update here.

    Employment
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Cross Sectoral and Other October 2023

    Domestically, the CBI published the Funding Strategy and Guide to the 2022 Industry Funding Regulations. At European level, the ESMA publishes second consultation paper on MiCA technical standards, issues letter clarifying the timeline for MiCA, and enters the next phase of digital euro project. 

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms October 2023

    Domestically, the European Commission has published final texts on MiFID II and MiFIR revisions. The ESMA has launched a Common Supervisory Action on MiFID II sustainability requirements and has updated its Q&A on MiFID II and MiFIR market structure topics.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance October 2023

    Domestically, the MoU for reporting insurance fraud has been agreed between An Garda Siochana, Insurance Ireland and Alliance for Insurance Reform. At European level, EIOPA published its Work Plan for 2024-2026.

    Finance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds October 2023

    Domestically, the CBI published Consultation Paper 155 on a proposed new ELTIF chapter to be included in its AIF Rulebook. At European level, the ESMA sees an increase in the use of ESG-related language in the EU fund industry.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds