Legal Updates & Insights: P2050 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    High Court adopts broad interpretation of the definition of “environmental information” under the AIE Regulations

    The High Court has delivered judgment in the case of Minch v The Commissioner of Environmental Information (16 February 2016) concerning the scope of access to environmental information.

    Environmental & Planning
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    Enhanced powers of Minister of the Environment to prescribe planning policy

    The Department of the Environment's recent Design Standards for New Apartments prescribe mandatory minimum standards for all apartments in the State.

    Environmental & Planning
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    English and Irish Courts clear the way to use technology to reduce disclosure costs in litigation

    Disclosure of electronic documents in litigation has become increasingly costly and complex.

    Disputes
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    Supreme Court grants leave to appeal in Kelly v Information Commissioner

    The Supreme Court, in Kelly v The Information Commissioner [2016] IESCDET 23, has granted Mr Kelly leave to appeal from the decision of the Court of Appeal delivered on 30 November 2015, that that...

    Disputes
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    EAT Decision Un-Locks Commission Payments

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has today released its eagerly anticipated decision in the appeal of the case of Lock v British Gas. The EAT has rejected the appeal of...

    Employment, Pensions & Incentives
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    High Court Upholds Decision of Information Commissioner Refusing Release of Documents from the Department of Finance

    In McKillen v Information Commissioner [2016] IEHC 27 the High Court dismissed an appeal against a decision of the Information Commissioner (the IC). This is an interesting decision which considers the scope...

    Disputes
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    Transfers of Value go public on 1 July 2016

    All Transfers of Value (ToV) from 2015 must be disclosed publicly via the Irish Pharmaceutical Healthcare Association (IPHA) central reporting system by 1 July 2016. This relates to all ToVs that were made...

    Hospitals & Healthcare
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    Detailed Analysis of UCITS Remuneration Provisions

    On 23 July 2015 the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a consultation paper in respect of its guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the UCITS Directive and AIFMD (the CP)....

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    European Commission approves acquisition of Dundrum Town Centre Assets by Hammerson and Allianz

    While executives are very familiar with the concept of securing merger control approval for the acquisition of companies, there are situations where the acquisition of assets (such as property) may...

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Competition Law in the Online Environment

    European Court hands down preliminary ruling on anti-competitive concerted practices in the context of online selling platforms - Case C‑ 74/14, Eturas and Others.

    Commercial & Technology
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    The Need for Speed - Analysing the time limit for defamation cases

    Irish defamation claims must be brought quickly or they will become time barred. Proceedings must be issued within a year of the publication of the defamatory statement. In "exceptional circumstances"...

    Disputes
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    Data Protection Commissioner outlines priorities for 2016 – National Data Protection Conference

    Commissioner Dixon gave a report on the work of the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (ODPC) for the year 2015, and outlined the priorities of her office for 2016 in a...

    Commercial & Technology