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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Does the EU Securitisation Regulation have any impact on UCITS and AIFs?

    Does the EU Securitisation Regulation have any impact on UCITS and AIFs?

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments: Oct 2018

    Deadlines, Central Bank speeches, Central Bank moves to self-certification in authorisation and post- authorisation of UCITS and RIAIFs, Central Bank guidance for UCITS using financial indices, UK Temporary Permissions Regime, GDPR.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Issues facing business crime defence lawyers and their clients in the industry today

    Issues facing business crime defence lawyers and their clients in the industry today.

    Disputes
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    Benchmark Regulations

    On 29 June 2016, Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 on indices used as benchmarks in financial instruments and financial contracts or to measure the performance of investment funds (the Regulations) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU).

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Securitisation Regulation and how it changes things for UCITS and AIFMs

    The Securitisation Regulation (Regulation 2017/2402) (the Regulation) came into force on 17 January 2018 and will be directly applicable across the EU from 1 January 2019.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Modern Slavery Update

    The Modern Slavery Act 2015 introduced changes throughout the UK in regard to the need for increased transparency in supply chains.

    Belfast
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    Regulatory powers and corporate offences - a new dawn?

    The Law Reform Commission today published its much anticipated report into Regulatory Powers and Corporate Offences.

    Disputes
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    The Central Bank of Ireland has improved certain aspects of the authorisation and post-authorisation process for UCITS and Retail AIFs

    The Central Bank has improved aspects of the authorisation process for UCITS and Retail AIFs.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    How to handle “moonlighting” employees

    A recent decision by the Workplace Relations Commission (the WRC) offers practical guidance to employers addressing a situation where an employee is "moonlighting". While moonlighting can be attractive to employees as a way of supplementing income or attaining new skills, it can be a challenge for employers.

    Employment
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    Amendments made to Non-Financial and Diversity Disclosure Obligations, affecting directors of some large companies

    New regulations, (the Amending Regulations) have recently been made by the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation. These amend the EU (Disclosure of Non-Financial and Diversity Information by Certain Large Undertakings and Groups) Regulations 2017 (the Non-Financial Disclosure Regulations). The Amending Regulations come in to operation on 17 October 2018

    Corporate & M&A
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    Increase in Ireland’s Betting Tax

    Irish betting tax increasing from 1% to 2% of turnover

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Merger control changes in Ireland

    While the proposed changes to the Irish merger control thresholds would reduce the number of mergers notified in Ireland, the impact of Irish merger control will continue to be felt in a number of ways.

    EU, Competition & Procurement