Legal Updates & Insights: P2112 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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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
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    Financial Litigation Update - Enforcement Difficulties

    This update reviews four recent decisions of the courts which are of considerable significance for parties seeking to enforce loan agreements.

    Financial Regulation
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    Brexit and trade agreements – What is the legal basis for the negotiations by the EU with the UK?

    When the EU and UK diplomats eventually begin talks on the post-Brexit trading relationship, the structure and possibly outcome of those talks will, at least in part, be affected by the legal basis on which the EU negotiates trade agreements with third countries. While Ireland will seek to actively engage with the EU institutions to outline issues directly affecting Ireland

    Brexit
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    Implications of Brexit for Irish Occupational Pension Schemes

    It is not clear that there will be any immediate significant legal implications for Irish occupational pension schemes of the UK exiting the EU. However, the effect on the investment market and the continued uncertainty around Brexit is likely to have more immediate and significant consequences for Irish defined benefit schemes and their sponsoring employers.

    Brexit
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    European Commission Publishes useful statistics on Competition Cartel Cases

    The European Commission's Directorate General for Competition has published a very useful document setting out statistics on EU cartel investigations. The document includes even the recent Trucks case which involved the highest ever individual fines (on Daimler and DAF).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank of Ireland publishes special edition of 'Intermediary Times' focusing on Anti-Money Laundering compliance. On the European Front: UK Financial Conduct Authority seeks input on review of crowdfunding rules.

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank of Ireland releases statement on Contracts for Difference, binary options and other speculative products; Central Bank of Ireland releases Industry Letter in relation to themed inspection of the Structured Retail Products market. On the EU Front: UK Financial Conduct Authority publishes consultation on its implementation of MiFID II

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank of Ireland publishes its Regulatory Service Standards Performance Report for January to June 2016; On the EU Front: EU Commission published its report on the Remuneration Rules for Credit Institutions and Investment Firms; IOSCO publishes a consultation report on good practices for the termination of investment funds.

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking

    On the Domestic Front: Department of Justice and Equality publishes outline of "Scheme of Aid and Advice on Home Mortgage Arrears"; Central Bank of Ireland publishes Economic Letter on "Private Placement Instruments and the Wholesale Funding of the Banking System in Ireland".

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank of Ireland publishes guidelines for Solvency II (re)insurance undertakings on directors' certifications.

    Finance
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    Shipping Law in Ireland 2016

    Vincent Power, Catherine Duffy and Eileen Roberts, Partners at A&L Goodbody, provide an overview of shipping law, the shipping industry, regulation and the legislative framework in Ireland.

    EU, Competition & Procurement