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Legal Updates & Insights

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    The gateway to Europe

    Ireland, which has long had a close relationship with the UK, hopes to be an attractive gateway to Europe for Britain in a post-Brexit world.

    Commercial & Technology
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    WP29 Gives Lukewarm Welcome to Proposed e-Privacy Regulation

    The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) (consisting of data protection regulators from the 28 Member States) has adopted an Opinion 01/2017 on the proposed e-Privacy Regulation, which will repeal and replace the e-Privacy Directive.

    GDPR
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    The International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation 2017 Edition

    Peter Walker, Partner and Jack Sheehy, Partner, in the Banking and Financial Services Department discuss the Irish legal guide to securitisation.

    Capital Markets - Debt
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    The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments

    On the International Front we look at ESMA Q&As on application of AIFMD and the UCITS Directive, the ESMA study on the operation of home and host responsibilities under AIFMD and UCITS, the MMF Regulation, the CMU mid-term review, PRIIPs and Anti- Money Laundering/ Combating the Financing of Terror/ Corruption.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments

    In Irish practice developments: we look at some approaching deadlines and Irish Funds Guidance Paper 6 on Investment Restriction Breaches, Pricing Errors, Compensation and Reporting.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Front Page - Q&A: April 2017

    Under the Fourth Anti Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD), who will have access to information on beneficial ownership (BO information) of VCC or ICAV funds?

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Open and Shut Case: Dunnes Stores’ closure of store doors amounts to breach of lease covenants

    On 2 March 2017, Mr Justice Max Barrett delivered his judgment on the case of Camiveo Limited v Dunnes Stores [2017] 3 JIC 0209, relating to the closure of the main doors of the Dunnes Stores anchor unit at Edward Square Shopping Centre in Galway.

    Commercial Property
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    WP29 issues final guidance on DPOs, Data Portability and Lead Authority

    The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has issued its final guidance on Data Protection Officers (DPOs), Data Portability and Lead Supervisory Authority, in response to stakeholders’ comments.

    GDPR
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    WP29 publishes draft guidelines on DPIAs

    The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has proposed guidelines to help organisations identify when it is necessary to carry out a Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) and how to do so.

    GDPR
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    20 Dawn Raids in one Month: Ireland’s Competition Agency goes public on Public Transport Investigation

    Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission ("CCPC") has published details of an on-going investigation into potential bid-rigging in the procurement of publicly-funded transport services in Munster and Leinster.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Islamic headscarves in the workplace – the CJEU rules that a ban is permitted in limited circumstances

    The Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") has issued two long awaited rulings on employees wearing headscarves in the workplace and whether the prohibition of the wearing of headscarves by an employer is religious discrimination.

    Employment
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    Gender Pay Gap Reporting – New Regulations

    From 6th April 2017 UK employers with more than 250 employees will be required to publish annual gender pay and bonus figures online and similar obligations are expected to come into force in Northern Ireland in June 2017

    Employment