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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance Jan 2022

    Domestically, the CBI has published a paper examining the strength of the connectedness of the Irish insurance sector and investment funds. At a European level, EIOPA has published monthly technical information, a report on the application of the Insurance Distribution Directive.

    Insurance & Reinsurance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral Jan 2022

    Domestically, the CBI have announced a new Crowdfunding regulatory regime, and, have separately withdrawn their 2017 policy statement regarding EBA remuneration guidelines; At a European level, the EBA launched a consultation on draft guidelines on remuneration and gender pay gap benchmarking exercise for banks and investment firms

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms Jan 2022

    Domestically, the CBI has issued a statement to firms authorised to provide MiFID activities 3 and/or 6 and Ireland has transposed the MiFID II "Quick Fix" Directive; At European level, ESMA has published guidance on appropriateness and execution-only requirements under MiFID II

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking Jan 2022

    Domestically, the CBI has published a revised Standard Financial Statements to assist borrowers in financial distress.; At European level the EBA has published it opinion on the scale and impact of de-risking in the EU, as well as guidelines for institutions and resolution

    Finance
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    Preparing your business for sanctions against Russia

    Several western countries have threatened punitive economic and trade sanctions against Russia in response to its build up of military troops on the Ukrainian border.

    Disputes
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    Irish Commercial Court makes further ruling on COVID-19 business interruption insurance claims

    The Commercial Court has issued its third judgment in the FBD Business Interruption Proceedings

    Disputes
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    New AML regulations - Central Database of Safe-Deposit Boxes and Bank and Payment Accounts

    Anticipated regulations to establish a central database of information on safe-deposit boxes and payment accounts have been published.

    Finance
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    Voluntary Discovery – be crystal clear when agreeing terms

    The Commercial Court has recently delivered judgment in Irish Airline Pilots Pension DAC v Mercer [2022] IEHC 22  which considered the approach that a court will take in interpreting an agreed category of discovery in circumstances where there is a dispute regarding the extent of the relevant category.

    Disputes
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    Regulation of Providers of Building Works Bill reaches Committee Stage

    The Regulation of Providers of Building Works Bill (the Bill) continues its progress through the Irish legislature and has now reached the Committee stage (the third stage, before the Dáil).

    Construction
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    Returning to the workplace: New Protocol published on preventing the spread of COVID-19

    As employers will be aware, with effect from 24 January 2022 the government changed its advice in relation to the requirement for home working to allow a phased return to physical workplaces.

    Employment
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    It may be Sunday but competition never rests…Ireland announces its new law

    On Sunday, 30 January 2022, Ireland's Enterprise Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar TD, announced the unveiling of the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Data protection - A new direction

    On 10 September 2021, the UK government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport ('DCMS') published their proposed reforms to the UK’s data protection regime in a document entitled, Data: A new direction.

    Belfast