Legal Updates & Insights: P180 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking Feb 2022

    In domestic news, new AML regulations have entered into force, and the CBI has informed banks that improvements to their customer support phone lines are required. At a European level; the ECB has announced it will not extend capital and leverage relief for banks the EBA has published its annual assessment of internal approaches for the calculation of capital requirements and further published the

    Finance
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    Hospitality and licensing update - Second phase of liquor licensing modernisation to come into force

    With the first phase of the modernisation of Northern Ireland's liquor licensing regime having entered force in October 2021, the second phase of the planned reforms in the Licensing and Registration of Clubs (Amendment) Act (Northern Ireland) 2021 are due to enter effect on 6 April 2022.

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Gambling Regulatory Authority of Ireland - a step closer

    The reform of Irish gambling laws is picking up pace following the publication of the General Scheme of the Gambling Regulation Bill on 21 October 2021 with two key developments. 

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Gender Pay Gap Reporting in 2022: International Women’s Day update

    The Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 was signed into law last year, but regulations prescribing the details and requirements associated with the publication of the information are still awaited.

    Employment
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    Competition law dawn raids and surveillance in Ireland – What would the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022 change?

    If enacted as currently drafted, the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022 (Bill) would give effect to Directive (EU) 2019/1 (i.e. ECN+) by further empowering the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)) to investigate and enforce EU competition law in Ireland.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Overseas entities to register with Companies House before buying, selling or securing UK land

    An upcoming change in law, which has been in the pipeline for many years but has received renewed focus in light of the current situation in Ukraine and associated sanctions against Russia, will see the introduction of a public register of beneficial owners of overseas entities that own or buy land in the UK. 

    Belfast
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    European Union sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine - Application to the aviation industry

    On 25 February 2022, the EU adopted a package of sanctions in response to Russia's attack on Ukraine. This second package builds on, and significantly expands, the first package of sanctions adopted on 23 February in response to Russia's recognition of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine as independent entities.

    Aviation & Transport Finance
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments – Feb 2022

    MMFs, SFDR, Taxonomy, MiFID, ID, UCITS, AIFMD, ESMA's Sustainable Finance Roadmap, ESMA report on the AIF sector and AIF exposures to CRE, CBDF, ESMA TRV, EU list of high risk third countries

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments –  Feb 2022

    CBI securities markets risk outlook report, SEAR, FATF, Sanctions

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Significant Court of Appeal decision on historic holiday pay entitlement for workers

    Gig economy employers should sit up and take note of the recent decision in Smith v Pimlico Plumbers Ltd [2022] EWCA.  The Court of Appeal held that where workers succeed in establishing worker...

    Belfast
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    SFDR, Taxonomy and the challenges for ETFs

    The structural trend towards environmental, social and governance (ESG) focused investing has been underway in Europe for some years now. European ESG funds have multiplied year-on-year inflows over the past five years.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Two-Pillar solution – What are the key developments?

    We look here at recent key developments on the two-pillar solution and the statement published by the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework last October, which dealt with a number of key aspects of global tax reform as set out in the OECD BEPS 2.0 proposals.

    Tax