Legal Updates & Insights: P2206 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Countering Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing in Gambling - A missed opportunity for Ireland?

    With the increased, Europe-wide focus on countering money laundering and terrorist financing in recent years, it is an anomaly that Irish anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing laws have not to date been extended to cover land-based or online bookmakers or gaming operators

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Requirements for a binding contract for sale of land considered in Maloney v O’Connor 2015 IEHC 678

    In this unusual case the High Court considered the enforceability of a contract for the sale of land to a construction company now in receivership, with much of the argument surrounding whether there was in fact a sufficient note or memorandum in writing for the purposes of the Statute of Frauds (Ireland) 1695.

    Commercial Property
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    European Commission prolongs State Aid Regime for Irish Credit Unions

    On 16 November 2015, the Commission decided to permit a second prolongation of the Credit Union restructuring and stabilisation Scheme. The second prolongation was from 1 November 2015 until 30 April 2016. The notification has made on 29 October 2015.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Central Bank Report on Anti-Money Laundering, Countering the Financing of Terrorism and Financial Sanctions Compliance in the Irish Funds Sector

    The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) issued its Report on Anti-Money Laundering, Countering the Financing of Terrorism and Financial Sanctions Compliance in the Irish Funds Sector.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Dealing with Dawn-Raids by Ireland’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

    Ireland’s Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) regularly dawn-raids businesses, professional bodies, trade associations and homes. Everyone in business in Ireland needs to be briefed on how to deal with such unannounced visits. A&L Goodbody’s EU, Competition and Procurement Group briefs you on what you need to know.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Rights of residence and the Family Home Protection Act 1976 considered by High Court in Bank of Ireland v O’Donnell [2015] IEHC 640

    Certain defences raised by Brian and Mary Patricia O'Donnell in the latest High Court action taken against them by Bank of Ireland in connection with Gorse Hill in Killiney have caused the High Court to consider both the nature of rights of residence and also certain provisions of the Family Home Protection Act, 1976.

    Commercial Property
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    EU to US Data Transfers

    John Whelan, Head of A&L Goodbody's International Technology practice looks at EU to US data transfers following the recent CJEU ruling.

    Commercial & Technology
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    Report on Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism and Financial Sanctions Compliance in the Irish Funds Sector issue next week

    The Central Bank Report on Anti-Money Laundering/Countering the Financing of Terrorism and Financial Sanctions Compliance in the Irish Funds Sector is expected to issue next week.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Common Reporting Standard (CRS) effective 1 January 2016; Self-Certification Forms/ documentation update

    The Common Reporting Standard (CRS) impacts Irish funds from 1 January 2016. The CRS framework represents a globally coordinated approach to the disclosure of income earned by individuals and organisations in order to combat tax evasion.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Zero Hours Report Published

    The Government recently published a report entitled ‘A Study on the Prevalence of Zero Hours Contracts among Irish employers and their impact on employees'.

    Pensions & Incentives
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    Court of Appeal Sets Aside Order Compelling Parties to Mediate in Personal Injuries Action

    In Ryan v Walls Construction Ltd [2015] IECA 214 (6 October 2015) (Kelly J., Irvine J., Hogan J.), the Court of Appeal set aside an order compelling parties to mediate in relation to a personal injuries action.

    Disputes
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    High Court Allows Company to Claim Legal Advice Privilege as Successor in Title

    In Sports Direct International Plc v Minor & ors [2015] IEHC 650, Sports Direct International plc (“Sports Direct”) sought an order enforcement of various agreements which they alleged governed the relationship between the parties as shareholders of Warrnambool ("the Company"). The Defendants denied that the shareholders of the Company were bound by these agreements and also alleged that Sports Di

    Disputes