Legal Updates & Insights: P1908 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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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
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes letters to industry concerning life insurance pricing/reserving; The Consumer Insurance Contracts Bill 2017 is making its way through the Oireachtas On the EU Front: EIOPA publishes draft rules regarding the IPID; EIPOA consults on Guidelines on complex insurance-based investment products; EIOPA publishes its technical advice to the European Commission

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

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes Guidance for Completion of the AML Risk Evaluation Questionnaire; Central Bank publishes a Report on Findings of Thematic Fitness and Probity Inspections in Credit Union

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

    On the Domestic Front: Michael Hodson, Director of Asset Management Supervision in the Central Bank gives speech in relation to MiFID II On the EU Front: European Supervisory Authorities publish statement on variation margin exchange

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds

    On the Domestic Front: Michael Hodson, Central Bank Director of Asset Management Supervision gives speech on fund management company effectiveness and Central Bank supervisory & thematic priorities. On the EU Front: Joint Committee of ESAs consults on PRIIPs with environmental or social objectives; IOSCO report on loan funds survey

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes Policy Statement on variable remuneration for Irish Less Significant Institutions and CRD IV Investment Firms. On the EU Front: Regulatory technical standards supplementing the Capital Requirements Regulation are published; Single Resolution Board publishes 'Approach taken in 2016 and next steps'

    Finance
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    Senior Managers & Certification Regime: Additional Requirements to come into effect next week

    In March 2016, a new regulatory framework came into force with the aim of increasing individual accountability within relevant authorised firms, namely: banks, building societies, credit unions, and PRA designated investment firms.

    Belfast