Legal Updates & Insights: P1860 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Ireland’s Corporate Immigration System Enters a Brave New World

    January 2017 saw chaotic scenes at many airports around the world when individuals from seven countries were refused entry to the US following the implementation of President Trump's controversial travel ban.

    Employment
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    Proposed New EU Prospectus Regulation - an Update

    The European Parliament, the EU Council and the EU Commission have agreed on a revamped Prospectus Regulation. The reform was proposed by the Commission last November, as part of its Capital Markets Union Action Plan, in order to improve access to finance for companies and simplify information for investors.

    Corporate Governance & Compliance
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    Mergers & Acquisitions Post-Brexit

    In light of Brexit, Irish businesses are assessing the implications, challenges and opportunities involved including the implications for mergers and acquisitions. Dr Vincent Power of A&L Goodbody recently addressed a conference on Brexit organised by the School of Law at University College Cork where he outlined the potential consequences for mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures in relation t

    Brexit
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    Data Protection Commissioner not required to disclose lobbying communications

    The Information Commissioner has made a formal binding decision that records of lobbying communications with the Data Protection Commissioner are not accessible under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014.

    Privacy & Data Security
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    No right to be forgotten in respect of personal data in company registers

    The CJEU has ruled (Case C-398/15) that there is no general right to be forgotten in respect of personal data in a companies register.

    Privacy & Data Security
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    Court refuses to overturn Bank’s objection to Personal Insolvency Arrangement

    In the case of In Re Dunne (A Debtor) [2017] IEHC 59, High Court, Baker J, 6 February 2017 the High Court refused an application by debtors under Section 115A of the Personal Insolvency Acts 2012 to 2015 to overturn a secured creditor's objection to a Personal Insolvency Arrangement.

    Restructuring & Insolvency
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    Communicating with online banking customers

    In Case C-375/15 (the BAWAG case) the CJEU examined the scope of a payment service provider’s obligation to communicate changes to information and conditions, and to framework contracts, to e-banking customers.

    Commercial & Technology
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    The Gig Economy: The spotlight continues to shine on giggers

    Pimlico Plumbers lost its appeal in the Court of Appeal recently against the decision of the UK Employment Appeals Tribunal (the EAT) which found that one of its plumbers was a 'worker' for the purposes of the relevant UK legislation. Pimlico had argued that the plumber was engaged as a contractor and therefore should not be regarded as a 'worker'.

    Employment
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    Data Subject Access Requests - Proportionality and Motive

    The UK Court of Appeal has clarified the scope of the disproportionate effort exemption, and the relevance of motive, when responding to Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs).

    Privacy & Data Security
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    Economic Migration Update

    The minimum income requirements imposed by the Home Office in respect of British citizens (the Sponsor) wishing to bring a non-EEA spouse, partner or dependant to the UK have been 'held acceptable in principle' by the Supreme Court on 22 February 2017.

    Belfast
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    Mediation Bill 2017 Published

    The proposed Mediation Bill discussed in our recent article has now been published.

    Disputes
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    New Bill Proposes Abolishing Compulsory Retirement Ages

    A recently published Private Member's Bill (The Employment Equality (Abolition of Mandatory Retirement Age) Bill 2016 ) aims to abolish compulsory retirement.

    Employment