Legal Updates & Insights: P1824 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Shenzhen–Hong Kong Stock Connect

    A&L Goodbody has become the first Irish law firm to successfully obtain approval of an Irish UCITS sub-fund to trade in China A Shares via both the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect and Shenzhen–Hong Kong Stock Connect platforms.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    ESMA final Opinion on UCITS share classes

    On 30 January 2017, ESMA published its long awaited opinion on the use of share classes in a UCITS investment fund in response to the ESMA Discussion Paper on Share Classes of UCITS (the Opinion). T

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Fund Management Company Guidance – Delegate Oversight

    The Central Bank of Ireland (the Central Bank) commenced its review of fund management companies in September 2014 and issued its final guidance on 19 December 2016.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Fund Management Company Guidance – Externally Managed Funds

    The Central Bank of Ireland (the Central Bank) commenced its review of fund management companies in September 2014 and has now issued its final guidance.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Environmental Prosperity Agreements

    Alison Fanagan, a consultant with A&L Goodbody, who specialises in environmental law, explains the concept of environmental prosperity agreements which are being pioneered in Northern Ireland and asks if the EPA would be willing to try something similar here. This article was first published in January/February 2017 edition of The Health & Safety Review.

    Energy & Natural Resources
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    The Front Page - Q&A: January 2017

    CP86 Transition

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing)(Amendment) Bill

    The Government approved the drafting of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Bill along the lines of this General Scheme on 20 December, 2016.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments

    On the International Front we look at the ESMA Opinion on UCITS Share Classes, PRIIPs Regulation, FSB recommendations to address structural vulnerabilities from asset management activities, ESMA opinion on impact of exclusion of fund managers from scope of MiFIR intervention powers and AML/CFT developments.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments

    In Irish practice developments: Some Approaching Deadlines; the new AIF Rulebook, Central Bank AIFMD Q&A, Feedback Statement on CP105: Amendment to UCITS Regulations, address by Gerry Cross (Central Bank Director of Policy & Risk)...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Liquidator ordered to provide time sheets in fees application

    This case concerned an application by the official liquidator of a Company for final orders including an order determining the applicant's remuneration in the sum of €558,750.76.

    Disputes
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    The Gig Economy: update following the CitySprint decision in the UK

    A cycle courier in the UK has been successful in arguing before a UK Employment Tribunal that she is entitled to 'worker' status for the purposes of the relevant UK legislation, despite the courier's contention that she was an independent contractor.

    Employment
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    Irish Competition Agency’s Ticketing Investigation

    On 26 January 2017, Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (or CCPC) announced that it has commenced an investigation into suspected breaches of competition law in relation to the provision of tickets and the operation of ticketing services for live events.

    EU, Competition & Procurement