Legal Updates & Insights: P1866 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes Markets Update - Issue 1 2017; Irish Stock Exchange publishes review of 2016 showing that the ISE now ranks #1 for investment fund issuers and #2 for listing bonds worldwide. On the EU Front: ESMA issues Opinion on the impact of the exclusion of fund management companies from the scope of the MiFIR Intervention Powers; ESMA publishes briefing on MiFID

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes updated Fitness and Probity FAQs; Central Bank publishes Monetary Policy Instruments and Procedures Supplement

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the Domestic Front: Supreme Court find that investment via an insurance bond is not an insurance contract; The Civil Liability (Amendment) Bill 2017 paves way for periodic payment orders. On the EU Front: EU and US bilateral (re)insurance agreement concluded; Insurance Europe expresses concern regarding proposed European Services e-card.

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking

    On the Domestic Front: Banking and Payments Federation Ireland publish monthly newsletter; Central Bank publishes updated explanatory note on the AnaCredit Regulation regarding high-level requirements and scope. On the EU Front: European Banking Federation publishes revised European Interbank Compensation Guidelines 2017; European Banking Authority updates Single Rulebook Q&A

    Finance
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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