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Legal Updates & Insights

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    What to do when dawn raids happen

    This article examines a recent decision of the Irish High Court, CRH Plc, Irish Cement Ltd and Seamus Lynch v The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission [2016] IEHC 162, which highlights the importance of regulators complying with the scope of search warrants and with privacy laws when conducting dawn raids.

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

    On the International front we look at AIFMD, CMU consultation on cross border distribution of investment funds, EuSEFs, EuVECAs, Benchmarks, ELTIFs, MMFs, AML/CTF, FSB consultation on recommendations to address structural vulnerabilities arising from asset management activities and IOSCO.

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

    On the Domestic front we look at upcoming deadlines, Brexit, Central Bank Markets Update, CP105 on the CBI UCITS Regulations, CP86 and Market Abuse.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Labour Court issues recommendation under amended industrial relations legislation

    The Labour Court recently issued its first recommendation under the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015.

    Pensions & Incentives
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    A Key Practical Tip on the Brexit Reality for Business Executives

    On Brexit, it is now time for business executives to move from the politics to the practicalities.

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    Closure of the NIRO to small wind

    After months of speculation the Northern Ireland Department of the Economy (the successor body to DETI) has confirmed today that the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation scheme (the "NIRO") will close to new small wind farms on 30 June 2016.

    Energy & Natural Resources
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    Brexit – What Next for Your Pan-European Asset Management Business?

    The UK referendum held on 23 June 2016 has resulted in a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    High Court refuses to order mediation

    In Grant & ors -v- The Minister for Communications & ors [2016] IEHC 328 the High Court refused the Plaintiffs' request to invite the parties to use mediation to settle or determine the proceedings on the basis that the proceedings in question were not amenable to mediation.

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    Enforcement delayed – failure to serve letter of demand correctly

    This case concerned a challenge to a High Court judgment which was entered against Mr Hanley for failure to repay monies borrowed pursuant to a loan agreement.

    Financial Regulation
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    The Companies Act 2014: The role of the Company Secretary

    The Companies Act 2014 (the Act) was signed into law in December 2014 and the bulk of the act commenced (that is, to enter into force) on 1 June 2015.

    Companies Act
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    US Government Seeks to Join Challenge to Legality of Standard Contractual Clauses

    The US government has asked the Irish High Court to be joined as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the case between Schrems and Facebook, concerning the validity of Standard Contractual Clauses, as the case has potentially significant implications to US authorities and companies.

    Privacy & Data Security
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    Introduction of Paternity Leave Remains on Track

    The recently published Government Legislative programme notes that the introduction of paternity leave is a priority for the newly formed Government with the publication of the Paternity Leave and Paternity Benefits Bill due before the summer recess.