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    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&A: February 2019

    Are there any Brexit planning implications at portfolio level for Irish UCITS?

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    What will happen to I-SEM in a hard Brexit?

    The British and Irish governments have recently published details of their contingency planning for an Integrated Single Electricity Market (I-SEM) in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The overall theme is that both governments are committed to maintaining I-SEM, regardless of whether Brexit is hard or soft.

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    Brexit Immigration update - European Temporary Leave to Remain

    The Government has published updated guidance on arrangements for EEA and Swiss citizens coming to the UK to visit, study, work or join family in the event of a 'no deal' Brexit.

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    Insurance: Irish Government Publishes Brexit Bill

    Part 8 of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2019 relates to insurance.   UK insurers and insurance intermediaries that will still have Irish business (i.e. policyholders) post-29 March 2019 are understandably anxious. "Dear CEO" letters were sent by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) in Q4 2018 to all UK insurers and intermediaries passp...

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    BREXIT: The UK to have a “Montreal Moment”?

    They were all set to go.  The world expected them to leave.  They planned to regain independence.  They wanted to make new laws.  There were many who were opposed but it seemed to be the "will of the people".  There were court challenges.  No one was sure how it would all work out.  Supporters of leaving said they would do new deals with various parts of the world.  At first, it all seemed a dr...

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    A no-deal Brexit: Competition law and consequences for businesses in Ireland

    Following the referendum held on 23 June 2016, the UK Government submitted a notification to the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2017 of its intention to withdraw the UK from the EU.

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    Contracts, on-line selling and staying the right side of EU and Irish competition law

    EU and Irish competition law prohibit anti-competitive agreements between companies. In Ireland, agreements which breach EU and Irish competition law can have material adverse consequences for those involved...

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Politics and the application of competition law in Ireland

    It has already been an eventful year for competition law regulators given the growing political involvement and wider geo-political effects of transactions (as well as business practices).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Cartels and Leniency Law in Ireland 2019

    Dr Vincent Power, Head of A&L Goodbody's EU, Competition & Procurement Group, provides an overview of the legal framework, policies and guidance in relation to cartels and leniency law in Ireland.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    EDPB publishes Work Program for 2019/2020

    The EDPB has published information notes on Data Transfers under the GDPR in the Event of a No-Deal Brexit, and on BCRs for Companies Which Have ICO as BCR Lead Supervisory Authority to help organisations prepare for a no-deal Brexit. The information notes build on guidance already issued by the UK ICO and Irish Data Protection Commission (discussed here). The Information Note on Data Transfe...

    Commercial Contracts
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    EDPB publishes information notes on data transfers in the event of a no-deal Brexit and on BCRs

    The EDPB has published information notes on Data Transfers under the GDPR in the Event of a No-Deal Brexit, and on BCRs for Companies Which Have ICO as BCR Lead Supervisory Authority to help organisations prepare for a no-deal Brexit. The information notes build on guidance already issued by the UK ICO and Irish Data Protection Commission (discussed here). The Information Note on Data Tra...

    Commercial Contracts
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    BREXIT: how (and where) commercial disputes would be litigated after a “no deal” Brexit

    The effects of Brexit on major commercial transactions and the resolution of commercial disputes will ultimately depend on the terms on which the UK leaves the European Union. An extreme "No Deal" Brexit, is likely to have significant repercussions in the way parties provide for the resolution of commercial disputes in several respects. Due to its procedural effectiveness and certainty, the Co...

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