Legal Updates & Insights: P2268 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Industrial Action – Striking Fear in Employers – Top Ten Tips

    Picketing is not lawful if picketers are engaged in abusive or threatening behavior, or if there are excessive numbers at the picket having regard to the size and location of the entrance in question.

    Employment
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    High Court Orders Disclosure of Litigation Funding Agreement

    The controversial issue of litigation funding is continuing to tax the Irish Courts.

    Disputes
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    Detailed Analysis of UCITS Regulations 2015

    On 5 October 2015 the Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) published new Central Bank UCITS Regulations which will commence on 1 November 2015 (CB UCITS Regulations).

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Data in Disarray: The Aftermath of the Safe Harbour Decision

    The judgment runs to 28 pages and it contains some far-reaching pronouncements on the citizen's right to privacy and the limits to state interference with that right. These aspects of the CJEU's judgment will have reverberations for years to come. However, the CJEU has made just two findings that have immediate legal consequences, namely:

    Commercial & Technology
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    Leading Online Travel Agency, Booking.com, gives Competition Law Commitment in regard to Pricing Offers on Hotels and other Accomodation in Ireland

    Online travel agencies (known as “OTA”s) enable consumers to visit an OTA website to seek, compare and book rooms in various forms of accommodation (e.g., hotels, hostels and guest houses).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    CJEU Declares Safe Harbour Invalid

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has declared that the Commission's US Safe Harbour Decision 200/520 is invalid

    GDPR
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    New UCITS Regulations, Guidance and Q&A, AIFMD Q&A, Investor Money Regulations Q&A

    The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) has published new Central Bank UCITS Regulations which will commence on 1 November 2015 (CB UCITS Regulations).

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    EAT Case Highlighting the Importance of Policies and Procedures

    A recent decision of the Employment Appeals Tribunal (the EAT) is a good example for employers of how adhering to policies and conducting a fair and thorough investigation and diciplinary process can result in the successful defence of an unfair dismissal case.

    Employment
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    New Workplace Relations Act 2015 in Force

    The Workplace Relations Act (the "Act") is one of the biggest changes in employment law in Ireland in nearly 50 years.

    Investing in Ireland
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    Publication of Autumn/Winter Government Legislation Programme 2015

    The Government has published its Legislation Programme for Autumn/Winter 2015. We have set out below a list of the key Bills of interest which are coming down the tracts, and the status of other important Bills which are currently before the Houses of the Oireachtas.

    Disputes
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    Cyber risk - the legal landscape

    Recent high profile security incidents illustrate that no institution or business is immune from cyber attack. A cyber attack on the White House in 2014 resulted in a partial shutdown of its email system.

    Commercial & Technology
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral / Other

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes findings of Cyber Security / Operational Risk Thematic Inspection. CCPC publish merger Q&A with Director of Legal Services. Central Bank publishes Pre-Approval Controlled Functions (PCFs) guidance for Credit Unions.

    Finance