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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance May 2018

    On the Domestic front the Central Bank published a Policy Notice, Handbook and Guidance on third-country branches, the cost of the Insurance Working Group published its latest quarterly update and there was a public consultation on the feasibility of an insurance claim-by-claim register. From a European perspective, the European Commission has proposed changes to the Motor Insurance Directive...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms May 2018

    Domestically the CBI issued its Second Consultation Paper on the Corporate Governance Requirements for investment firms and market operators. From a European perspective, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched its bond liquidity assessment system under MiFID II and the European Supervisory Authority (ESA) has called for responses to questions relating to EMIR C

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral May 2018

    On the domestic front the CBI published a Consultation on Potential Amendments to the Fitness and Probity Regime for Credit Unions. The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Bill 2018 has passed the second stage in the Dáil and was referred to the Select Committee on Justice and Equality for Committee stage. From a European perspective, on 14 May the council adopt

    Financial Regulation
  • Airdrops: Are free tokens free from regulation?
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    Airdrops: Are free tokens free from regulation?

    Airdrops has become one of the most talked about trends in cryptocurrency so far in 2018

    Client Tech
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments - May 2018

    Deadlines, CBI AIFMD Q&A, GDPR, FATCA/CRS, Central Bank strategy, performance and speeches and more.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments - May 2018

    Cybersecurity, Revising UCITS and AIFMD depositary safekeeping duties, ESMA UCITS Q&A, ESMA Benchmarks Q&A and more

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&A: May 2018

    What are the key provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 and what is its likely impact on businesses operating from Ireland?

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Provisional political agreement reached by EU on empowering national competition authorities

    A provisional political agreement was reached on 30 May 2018 by the European Parliament and the Council on a recent European Commission for a Directive to further empower Member States' competition authorities in relation to the enforcement of EU competition law rules.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Gazprom and commitments to the European Commission

    The recent Gazprom commitments given to the European Commission (Commission) under the EU competition law rules illustrate a number of important issues in relation to the competition law commitments.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Merger commitments have a shelf-life - The General Court partially annuls Commission decision on commitments

    Under EU and Irish merger control, a merger can be approved subject to the merging parties agreeing to carry-out certain commitments (e.g. such as the sale of part of a business or to act in a certain way on a market).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    State aid - 13th prolongation of the Irish Credit Union Resolution Scheme 2018

    On 25 May 2018, the European Commission (Commission) concluded that the prolongation of an Irish scheme for the orderly winding-up of credit unions is in compliance with EU state aid rules, and in particular with the Commission's 2013 Banking Communication. 

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Abuse of dominance, discriminatory pricing and the further application of an effects-based analysis

    On 19 April 2018, the Court of Justice (COJ) issued a preliminary ruling concerning the interpretation of Article 102(c) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

    EU, Competition & Procurement