Legal Updates & Insights: P2306 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Shipping Law in Ireland

    Catherine Duffy and Eileen Roberts, Partners at A&L Goodbody, provide an overview of shipping law, the shipping industry and legislative framework in Ireland.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    UCITS - Remuneration Guidelines

    This consultation paper is the first step in the development of the guidelines on remuneration policies required by UCITS V and sets out ESMA’s formal proposals for these guidelines as well as a potential revision of the AIFMD remuneration guidelines.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    CP86 - Synopsis, Feedback, Guidance & Next Steps

    On 12 June, 2015, the Central Bank of Ireland (the CBI) published a document entitled "Fund Management Company Boards".

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Private Equity in Ireland

    David Widger, Head of A&L Goodbody's Corporate Department, provides an overview of Irish private equity deal activity in 2014 and an outlook for 2015.

    Investing in Ireland
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    Supreme Court emphasises importance of both text and context in the proper interpretation of property documentation

    The Supreme Court, in Stapleyside Company v Carraig Donn Retail Limited [2015] IESC 60, re-emphasised the importance of both text and context in the proper interpretation of commercial and property documents.

    Commercial Property
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    High Court criticises the failure to update the book of quantum

    Barton J in McGarry v McGarry & ors [2015] IEHC 426 also went on to strongly criticise the fact that the Book of Quantum in relation to personal injuries had not been kept updated to reflect awards of the courts in line with assurances given by the Government at the time of its introduction.

    Disputes
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    Crystallisation of Floating Charges – Supreme Court Decision

    In the Matter of J.D Brian Limited (In Liquidation) T/A East Coast Print and Publicity, In the Matter of J.D. Brian Motors Limited (In Liquidation) T/A Belgard Motors and In the Matter of East Coast Car Parts Limited (In Liquidation) and In the Matter of the Companies Acts 1963 to 2009 (the Companies)

    Restructuring & Insolvency
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    Supreme Court rules NAMA is a “public authority” with obligations to provide environmental information

    In Nama v Commissioner for Environmental Information [2015] IESC 51, the Supreme Court held that NAMA is a "public authority" and subject to public access requests for environmental information under the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 (the Regulations).

    Disputes
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    Northern Ireland is positioning itself as a leading technology hub

    Earlier this year, the UK government launched 'Tech Nation'; an interactive data project that shows the growth of digital businesses within specific areas/regions across the UK.

    Belfast
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    Power politics: the end of subsidies for onshore wind farms?

    Ahead of the recent election it was no secret that the Conservatives wanted to see a cut in taxpayer support for the development of wind farms. What did come as a surprise was the recent announcement by the Westminster Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) that the main form of subsidy for wind farms would suddenly be closed in March 2016.

    Belfast
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    NI Companies Required to Disclose Details of Persons with Significant Control

    Recent legislative changes mean that with effect from January 2016 every UK private and public company (subject to certain exemptions in the case of public limited companies) will be required to maintain a register of persons having significant control of the company (a PSC register). Whilst not currently the case, it is expected that the requirement to create and maintain a PSC register will be

    Belfast
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    Consultation on corporate tax transparency launched by the European Commission

    The European Commission (EC) has launched a public consultation on the issue of corporate tax transparency in the EU. The objective of the consultation is to establish whether requiring companies to disclose more information about the taxes they pay could highlight and help tackle tax avoidance and aggressive tax practices within the EU. One of the proposed initiatives is that companies could be r

    Tax