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Legal Updates & Insights

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    The Damages Directive comes closer: Businesses and consumers to be helped bring claims for losses due to anti-competitive behaviour

    Businesses and consumers who suffer loss because of the anti-competitive behaviour of others may sue for damages. Some businesses have mounted major actions to claim damages in various courts to recover losses due to cartels, abuses of dominance and other breaches of competition law.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Data Privacy and Cyber Risk in M&As: Are you prepared?

    This article examines the data protection compliance issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions.

    GDPR
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    Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 Signed by the President

    The long anticipated Regulation of Lobbying Act was signed into law by the President on 11 March 2015.

    Disputes
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    Compromise/waiver agreements in the spotlight

    The issue of compromise agreements in the employment context has been in the spotlight recently with 2 cases with differing outcomes. It is well established that a well drafted and properly executed compromise agreement can prevent or limit the possibility of proceedings against an employer.

    Employment
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    Ireland updates its Betting Laws

    The Irish President has signed into law the Betting (Amendment) Act, 2015 (the "Act"). This new legislation will update and extend the regulatory regime in Ireland in relation to bookmakers licences, as provided for in the Betting Act 1931, to include all remote betting operators who are accepting (or in the case of betting exchanges, facilitating), bets from Irish customers.

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    No absolute duty on the employer in relation to the safety of work equipment

    In Thompson v Dublin Bus and Another [2015] IESC 22, Dublin Bus appealed from the decision of the High Court (de Valera J., 4 June 2010) that there was a statutory duty on their part in respect of the safety of equipment provided for the use of its employees which had not been discharged.

    Employment
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    A reminder of the rule against penalty clauses

    In the recent English case of Edgeworth Capital (Luxembourg) S.A.R.L. and another v Ramblas Investments B.V.[2015] EWHC 150, the UK High Court held that the rule against penalties did not apply to a fee payable for the provision of financing, because the fee was payable in various circumstances, not just in the event of a breach.

    Disputes
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    Eleventh UK corporate manslaughter conviction

    A UK building firm, Peter Mason Ltd, has become the eleventh company to be convicted for corporate manslaughter.

    Disputes
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    Opportunities, Advantages and Practical Considerations of the ICAV (09 March 2015)

    The Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015 (the ICAV Act) was signed into law on 4 March 2015. The ICAV Act allows for the establishment of a new Irish corporate investment fund structure (the ICAV) that is tailored to the needs of the global funds industry.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Opportunities, Advantages and Practical Considerations of the ICAV

    The Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015 (the ICAV Act) was signed into law on 4 March 2015.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    CBI publishes its economic letter on mortgage insurance; Intermediary Times, PII Reminder; Solvency II, Commission Delegated Regulation comes into force; EIOPA, first set of Solvency II guidelines; New EIOPA workstream - infrastructure investments by insurers; EIOPA - conflicts of interest in insurance-based investment product sales; IAIS policy on meeting attendance...

    Finance
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    Innovative approach, successful engagement with China

    Marie O'Brien, Partner and Head of A&L Goodbody's Chinese Lawyer's Programme looks at the growth of the Firm's Chinese Lawyers Programme and it's successful engagement with China. This article was first published in the March issue of the Ireland China Journal.

    Investing in Ireland