The EU's European Banking Authority ("EBA") and European Medicines Agency ("EMA") are currently both located in the UK. As a result of Brexit, the two bodies will be looking for new homes. 21 EU Member States – representing 23 cities - have applied to house the bodies.Brexit
HR practitioners will be aware of the 'buzz' words connected to a disciplinary process triggered by allegations of misconduct: ensure there is a thorough investigation; operate a fair process; and reach a reasonable outcome.Pensions & Incentives
The Government has published its legislation programme for Autumn 2017. The programme lists priority legislation, legislation due to undergo pre-legislative scrutiny, and all other legislation it is working on. Listed below are the data protection, cyber-security and IP-related Bills coming down the track.Privacy & Data Security
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (the EAT) has clarified the role Human Resources should play in disciplinary procedures.Belfast
There has been an increase recently in coverage of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). Regardless of what happens with Brexit, it will be coming into effect on 25 May 2018 and is the first major data protection reform in the past 20 years.GDPR
Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has announced that the Home Office will recruit an extra 1,200 immigration caseworkers to help register the 3 million EU nationals currently living in the UK before the Brexit deadline.Brexit
Budget 2018 reflects the continued recovery in the Irish economy aimed at delivering the Government's long held objective of balancing the books, promoting fairness and providing for sustained improvements in people's lives. Whilst most measures announced have a purely domestic focus we have summarised below the more significant announcements from an international perspective.Tax
In his budget speech on 10 October 2017, the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe announced that a new tax incentive is being introduced to facilitate the use of share-based remuneration by unquoted small and medium enterprise (SME) companies to attract key employees.Corporate & M&A
At its plenary meeting this month, the WP29 adopted the final version of its Data Protection Impact Assessment guidelines.
At its plenary meeting this month, the WP29 adopted the final version of its Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) guidelines.
It also adopted draft guidelines on data breach notification and profiling, and administrative fines, which will be openCommercial Contracts
This article describes some of the additional duties and requirements arising under the Companies Act for directors, especially those of larger companies and also provides some guidance on steps which directors should consider taking now that the Act is in force since 1 June 2015 to comply for the new regime.Companies Act
As readers of this site will be aware, the Companies Act requires the conversion of all existing private limited companies to a company limited by shares ("CLS" or "LTD"), a designated activity company ("DAC"), or another company type.Companies Act
The Mediation Act 2017 was signed into law on 2 October 2017 and is expected to come into force in the coming weeks.Disputes