Legal Updates & Insights: P1946 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking

    On the Domestic Front: Launch of nationwide Mortgage Arrears Resolution Service, and Ireland offered as the new location for the European Banking Authority.

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the Domestic Front: Survey of Irish Insurance CEOs highlights important trends for the industry, CBI publishes Guidance for (Re)insurance Undertakings on Head of Actuarial Function Role, Cyril Roux, Deputy Governor for Financial Regulation of the Central Bank of Ireland addresses the Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform

    Financial Regulation
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    CJEU rules IP addresses may constitute personal data

    On 19 October 2016, the CJEU ruled, in Breyer v Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Case C-582/14) that dynamic IP addresses may constitute "personal data" under the Data Protection Directive, where a website operator has the legal means of identifying the visitor by use of additional information held about him/her by the ISP.

    Privacy & Data Security
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    WRC directs re-engagement of claimant to see if reasonable accommodation can be reached

    The Workplace Relations Commission has ordered the re- engagement of an employee for a six month period and the employer pay the employee €15K for the effects of the discrimination.

    Pensions & Incentives
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    The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments

    The Front Page: Some Approaching Deadlines

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments

    ESMA Q&A on application of AIFMD

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Front Page - Q&A: October 2016

    We are delighted with readers' response to our new Question of the month in the Front Page. Thank you. We invite readers to send topical questions which would be of general interest to readers to A&L Goodbody Investment Funds. Each month we choose a question and publish the question and answer. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    CJEU finds that the Terms of a Settlement Agreement can Constitute a Prohibited Contract Modification under Procurement Rules

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has handed down its decision following a request for a preliminary ruling from the Danish Supreme Court. In Finn Frogne A/S v Rigspolitiet ved Center for Beredskabskommunikation (C 549/14), the CJEU held that the terms of a settlement agreement can constitute an illegal modification to a public contract which therefore would require a new tendering

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    First award for penalisation of a whistleblower

    In the first award under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, a care assistant has been awarded €17,500 after making what the Labour Court determined was a 'protected disclosure' to both her employer and HIQA in relation to the alleged abuse of patients in Aras Chois Fharriage nursing home. The Labour Court, on appeal, concluded that the employee was penalised when she was placed on paid suspension

    Pensions & Incentives
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    Regulatory Enforcement Power of Ireland’s Health Products Regulatory Authority

    HPRA regularly carries out announced and unannounced inspections (Dawn Raids) and audits to establish and monitor industry’s compliance with relevant legislation and guidelines. This note highlights the key inspection and enforcement powers available to HPRA.

    Hospitals & Healthcare
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    High Court Upholds FSO Finding That Material Non-Disclosure Could Void Insurance Policy

    Summary In Richardson v Financial Services Ombudsman & anor [2016] IEHC 560, (High Court, Hunt J, 14 July 2016), the High Court upheld a finding of the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO) that an insurance company was entitled to void a life insurance policy for material non-disclosure.

    Financial Regulation
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    Bill extends time limit for certain FSO Complaints

    The Government has published the General Scheme of the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2016.

    Disputes