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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking

    On the Domestic Front: Key provisions of the Credit Reporting Act 2013 enter force; On the EU Front: EBA publishes final standards specifying information requirements for the authorisation of credit institutions; The Commission consults on the development of secondary markets for non-performing loans and distressed assets and protection of secured creditors from borrowers’ default.

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds

    On the Domestic Front: Update of the Investment Limited Partnership and ICAV legislation announced; On the EU Front: ESMA issues opinion on Asset Segregation and Custody Services; ESMA issues opinion supporting supervisory convergence in the area of investment management in the context of Brexit.

    Finance
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    Further Changes to Transparency Regime for Regulated Market – Listed Companies in the Extractive and Logging Industries

    The Transparency (Directive 2004/109/EC) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 (S.I. No. 336 of 2017) (the 2017 Transparency Regulations) were signed by the Minister for Finance on 25 July 2017 but were only publicly available on 31 July 2017, and are stated to come into operation today, 1 August 2017.

    Corporate & M&A
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    Successfully Expanding Overseas: Why Ireland for Cybersecurity?

    In recent years, Ireland has emerged as a global cybersecurity hub, with high profile international companies like Intel Security, Trend Micro, Malwarebytes, AlienVault, FireEye, SolarWinds and NUIX choosing it as a location for their European operations.

    Investing in Ireland
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    The Front Page - Q&A: July 2017

    What do Funds and their managers need to consider in respect of the Benchmarks Regulation?

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

    On the International Front we look at ESMA opinions to support supervisory convergence in EU27 in the context of Brexit; ESMA opinion on Asset Segregation and Custody Services...

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

    In Irish practice developments: we look at some approaching deadlines; Central Bank Brexit FAQ;Update of Investment Limited Partnership and ICAV legislation; Senior Central Bank appointments; Irish Funds Financial Reporting Brief and Central Bank Discussion Paper on how digital technology is transforming retail financial services

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    Opportunity Knocks - Ireland in a post-Brexit world

    Gina Conheady, Head of A&L Goodbody’s San Francisco Office, looks at Ireland in a post-Brexit world.

    Brexit
  • Article

    Publication of anti-corruption legislation appears imminent

    Five years after the Government initially published details of proposed new legislation to modernise Ireland's anti-corruption and bribery laws, the publication of a Bill now appears imminent.

    White Collar Crime
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    High Court re-affirms law regarding tenants who claim entitlement to remain in possession under a lease granted without lender consent

    National Asset Loan Management Ltd v Southlodge Inns Ltd [2015] IEHC 109 is the latest in a line of cases confirming the position originally laid down in ICC v Verling & Ors. [1995] 1 ILRM 123 that a lease granted by a borrower without the consent of its lender (as stipulated by the mortgage deed) is void as against the lender and cannot inhibit the lender in invoking its right to enforce the secu

    Commercial Property
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    The Beneficial Ownership Regulations 2016

    The European Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities) Regulations 2016 came into operation on 15 November 2016.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    OGP publishes new Public Procurement Guidelines and updated Template Documents

    On 5 July 2017, the Office of Government Procurement (OGP) published a new set of guidelines on the procurement of goods and services (the Guidelines). The Guidelines, available here, are primarily intended as guidance for public bodies but also provide a toolkit for suppliers and practitioners.

    EU, Competition & Procurement