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Legal Updates & Insights

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

    On the International Front we look at Responses to ESMA call for evidence on asset segregation and custody services under AIFMD and UCITS V; European Commission overview of level 2 financial services measures; PRIIPs; European Commission Q&As on financial services legislation...

    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 Deadlines for Pre-Christmas/Year-End Applications; Central Bank Markets Update; Central Bank guidance on IT risk management and cybersecurity for financial firms; Central Bank Director of Policy & Risk...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Front Page - Q&A: Sep 2016

    We are delighted with readers' response to our new Question of the month in the Front Page. Thank you. We invite readers to send topical questions which would be of general interest to readers to A&L Goodbody Investment Funds. Each month we choose a question and publish the question and answer. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: Central Bank Deadlines for Pre-Christmas/Year-End Applications

    The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) has issued details of its deadlines for receipt of applications.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Central Bank Publishes New Cross Industry Guidance on IT and Cyber Security Risks

    On 13 September 2016, the Central Bank of Ireland (the CBI) published new guidance on IT risk management and cybersecurity for financial service firms.

    Commercial & Technology
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    Free Wifi Providers Not Liable For Users’ Copyright Infringements

    The CJEU has confirmed the AG's Opinion, in McFadden v Sony Music Entertainment Germany (C-484/14), that operators of a free Wi-Fi service, who offer that service to the public, are not liable for copyright infringements committed by users of that network. However, such an operator may be required to password-protect its network in order to bring an end to, or prevent, such infringements.

    Commercial & Technology
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    And the whistle is finally blown… First order for interim relief under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014

    Two employees of Lifeline Ambulance Service were dismissed by reason of redundancy in June, 2016. Recently, they secured an interim Order from the Circuit Court (the "Court") directing their continued payment of salary pending the outcome of their respective claims for unfair dismissal before the Workplace Relations Commission (the "WRC").

    Employment
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    High Court refuses oral hearing of complaint to the Data Protection Commissioner

    In Martin v Data Protection Commissioner [2016] IEHC 479, Mr Martin sought to challenge the Data Protection Commissioner’s (DPC) refusal to investigate disputed facts of his data protection complaint via an oral hearing.

    Commercial & Technology
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    Fixed Views on Mobile Mergers?

    EU Competition Commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, gave an interesting perspective on mergers in the mobile phone market in a speech to the Forum for EU-US Legal-Economic Affairs in Paris on 15 September 2016.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    State Aid in Ireland 2016

    Dr Vincent Power, Partner and Head of A&L Goodbody's EU, Competition & Procurement Group provides an overview of State Aid law and policy in Ireland. This article was first published in State Aid 2016 by Getting the Deal Through.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Top Eleven Key Questions for CEOs, General Counsel and Executives on Brexit Evaluation and Planning for Businesses

    While each company and organisation has its own specific needs relating to Brexit, there are eleven key questions, from the legal perspective, which every CEO, General Counsel and executive should ask. These questions should be asked periodically throughout what is going to be a long Brexit process spanning not only the negotiation of the exit arrangements but also its implementation process which

    Brexit
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    Court Affirms Central Bank’s Powers to Conduct Inquiries

    The High Court recently published its judgment in the case of Purcell v Central Bank of Ireland & Ors. The proceedings relate to a challenge to the Central Bank's powers to conduct an inquiry as part of an administrative sanctions procedure pursuant to Part III C of the Central Bank Act, 1942 (as amended).

    Financial Regulation