Legal Updates & Insights: P2088 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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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
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    ESMA Q&A gives detail on the timing of documentation updates for the remuneration and depositary requirements of UCITS V

    On 1 February 2016, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a new Q&A document on the application of the UCITS Directive, as most recently revised by UCITS V.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral

    On the Domestic Front: Items including the following - Finance (Tax Appeals) Act 2015 is signed by the President – not yet commenced - Credit Union regulations imposing a limit on individual...

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds

    On the Domestic Front: The Central Bank published issue 9 of 2015 of its Markets Update. On the EU Front: European Commission publishes letter to ESMA on application of AIFMD passport.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms

    On the EU Front: Items including the following - ESMA Consultation Paper on the development of MiFIR guidelines - ESMA Guidelines on Cross-Selling Practices under MiFID II now applicable.

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking

    On the Domestic Front: Items including the following - Central Bank of Ireland publishes new regulations for firms lending to SMEs - Central Bank of Ireland develops a methodology for...

    Finance
  • Article

    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the Domestic Front: Items including the following - Central Bank feedback on review of annuity sales process - Central Bank guidance in relation to Fitness and Probity obligations for ...

    Finance
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    Safe Harbour will be replaced by an EU/US Privacy Shield - will it withstand Article 29 Working Party scrutiny?

    Following the CJEU decision in the Schrems Case on 6 October 2015 invalidating the Safe Harbour regime, the Article 29 Working Party (the group comprised of representatives of European national data protection authorities ...

    Commercial & Technology
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    New website obligations for online traders

    From 15 February 2016, traders established in the EU that sell or provide goods or services online to consumers must provide a link on their websites to the European Commission's online dispute...

    Commercial & Technology
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    New Irish Grocery Regime From 30 April 2016

    The grocery sector in Ireland will have to cope with a new set of rules from 30 April 2016. On 1 February 2016, the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation signed the Consumer Protection...

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    European Commission approves Acquisition of Topaz, RPIF and Esso Ireland by Alimentation Couche-Tard

    On 26 January 2016, the European Commission approved the acquisition of Topaz Energy Group Limited, Resource Property Investment Fund Plc ("RPIF") and Esso Ireland Limited by Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc ("ACT").

    EU, Competition & Procurement