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    Regulatory Update: Senior Managers and Certification Regime

    2016 was certainly a year to remember in the financial services sector. With the implementation of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) which came into effect in March 2016, financial institutions will no doubt be aware of the shift of responsibility from regulatory bodies to corporate organisations and; ultimately, to individuals in their personal capacity holding senior....

    Belfast
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    Action against Ireland for Failure to implement Concessions Directive

    On 8 December the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion to Ireland and 14 other Member States requesting them to fully transpose one or more of the three new directives on public procurement and concessions into national law (Directives 2014/23/EC, 2014/24/EC and 2014/25/EC).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    A Snapshot of Irish M&A

    Alan Casey, Resident Partner, New York provides an overview of the key factors that have been driving Ireland's M&A market and outlines future prospects for M&A activity.

    Corporate and M&A
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    Investment via Insurance Bond not an Insurance Contract

    In Governey v Financial Services Ombudsman [2016] IESC 78, Supreme Court, 21 December 2016 the Supreme Court considered whether an investment, made by Mr Governey in 2006 in "the Kennet Centre Geared Property Fund" (the Fund) was in fact an insurance contract.

    Disputes
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    CP86 Update

    The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) issued its guidance for fund management companies on managerial functions, operational issues and procedural matters which includes new rules for fund management companies on an effective supervision requirement and on the retrievability of records.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Whatever about Brexit…Irexit is Unlikely Anytime Soon

    The EU conducts regular surveys of attitudes among the 500 million people across the Union. This is the so-called Standard Eurobarometer poll.

    Brexit
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes results of its themed review of risk function; Central Bank publishes Report on Mortgage Arrears

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms

    On the Domestic Front: Irish domiciled Investment Managers can apply to invest directly in Chinese securities. On the EU Front: ESMA publishes an updated Q&A on the application of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive; ESMA updates MiFID II and MiFIR Q&A on investor protection

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes Guidance on Fund Management Company Effectiveness, Feedback Statement and Updated Q&As; Central Bank publishes the 22nd edition of the AIFMD Q&A; Central Bank publishes the 15th edition of the UCITS Q&A. On the EU Front: ESMA publishes an updated Q&A on the application of the AIFMD.

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes Guidelines on the Corporate Compliance Code Compliance Statement; Central Bank publishes Frequently Asked Questions on corporate governance requirements for credit institutions.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes policy note on the submission of information under Solvency II; CBI publishes "Dear CEO" letter on Solvency Capital Requirement; Insurance Ireland and DIMA propose merger. On the EU Front: Insurance Block Exemption Regulation will expire on 31 March 2017; EIOPA publishes guidelines for supervisor/auditor dialogue.

    Financial Regulation
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    Key areas of Employment Law that will impact business in 2017

    In this short video, Duncan Inverarity, Head of Employment, reflects on what A&L Goodbody's Employment team consider to be the key areas of Employment law that will impact business throughout 2017. Duncan also provides a brief overview of the most influential activity in the employment space in Ireland in 2016.

    Employment