Careers

Learn more

Qualified professionals

Learn more

Trainee & intern programmes

Learn more

Offices

New York

Learn more

San Francisco

Learn more

Palo Alto

Learn more
A&L Goodbody logo

Legal Updates & Insights

  • Article

    Case Commentary: What is required of An Bord Pleanála in giving ‘reasons’ for EIA and AA decisions after Connolly?

    In this case commentary, Alison Fanagan, Consultant in Environmental law, considers the decision of Barrett J in the High Court of Connolly v An Bord Pleanála (14 June 2016), and in particular, what implications the decision may have for An Bord Pleanála (and other competent authorities) in formulating decisions relative to proposed developments that involve Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) a

    Environmental & Planning
  • Article

    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking

    On the Domestic Front: CCPC publishes its Mortgages Options Paper; Central Bank launches a Consultation in order to update their 2014 Implementation Notice in relation to the exercise of Options and Discretions arising from the CRD Regulations and CRR. On the EU Front: EBA publishes its Annual Report for 2016; EBA updates final guidelines on Disclosure Requirements pursuant to the CRR.

    Finance
  • Article

    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes revised guidance on Share Classes and updated Central Bank UCITS Questions and Answers. On the EU Front: Money Market Funds Regulation published in the Official Journal; Commission addresses cross-border distribution and supervision of UCITS and AIFs.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    Important Changes to the Persons of Significant Control (PSC) Regime

    On 23 June 2017 the Government published the Information about People with Significant Control (Amendment) Regulations 2017. Two important changes have been made to the current PSC regime:

    Belfast
  • Article

    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes Markets Update, Issue 4 2017; Central Bank publishes updated Q&As on the Investment Firm Regulations 2017. On the EU Front: Commission publishes proposal to amend the EMIR with accompanying Q&As on the proposal; ESMA publishes updated MiFID II/ MIFIR Investor Protection Q&As.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    Article 29 Working Party Opinion on Data Processing at Work

    The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has recently provided its Opinion 2/2017 on data processing at work.

    Commercial & Technology
  • Article

    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes Macro-Financial Review; Central Bank publishes Insurance Quarterly Newsletter. On the EU Front: EIOPA publishes Annual Report for 2016; EIOPA publishes Supervisory Assessment of the Own Risk and Solvency Assessment.

    Financial Regulation
  • Article

    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes discussion paper on the Consumer Protection Code and the Digitalisation of Financial Services. On the EU Front: ESMA publishes its Annual Report for 2016; ESAs publish final guidelines on the factors to be considered when carrying out Simplified and Enhanced Customer Due Diligence to assess Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks; ECB announces

    Financial Regulation
  • article

    Guide to Initial Public Offerings 2017 - Ireland July 2017

    Matthew Cole (Corporate and M&A Partner) provides an overview of the process, regulatory architecture, public company responsibilities and risks in relation to IPOs in Ireland.

    Capital Markets - Equity
  • Article

    Welcome Development in Irish Companies Act for Aircraft Leasing

    Under the Companies Act 2014 (the 2014 Act), Irish private limited companies may be incorporated as either a company limited by shares (CLS) or a designated activity company (DAC). The Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 (the Accounting Act) which came into force on 2 June 2017 included welcome amendments to the 2014 Act which impact the aircraft leasing community and the use of Designated Activity Companies for aircraft finance and leasing transactions. Prior to the Accounting Act, a company entering into the business of finance leasing needed to be a DAC entity rather than a CLS.

    Aviation & Transport Finance
  • Article

    All Sums Guarantee Continued Where Facility Restructured

    In Allied Irish Banks Plc v McKeown & anor [2017] IEHC 363, the High Court (Costello J) granted orders for summary judgment, on the basis that the loans and guarantees were valid, and even if the defendants were to succeed in a counterclaim for overcharged interest, this would not be enough to set off the judgments awarded against them.

    Finance
  • Article

    Credit Reporting Act 2013 - Key Provisions Have Commenced

    Key provisions of the Credit Reporting Act 2013 (the CRA) have taken effect from 30 June 2017. Most lenders will then begin submitting information to the new Central Credit Register (the Register) operated by the Central Bank of Ireland (the Central Bank). The information collection will be implemented on a phased basis between 2017 and 2018, with an initial focus on collecting information relatin

    Financial Regulation