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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
  • Article

    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
  • Article

    A&L Goodbody Guide to Securities Litigation in Ireland 2017

    Liam Kennedy, Partner, Caoimhe Clarkin, Partner, Stephen King and Don Collins, Solicitors, in A&L Goodbody's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department provide an insight into Securities Litigation in Ireland in 2017. Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Securities Litigation 2017 (published in February 2017).

    Disputes
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes consultation paper on industry funding levies; Central Bank of Ireland publishes Insurance Quarterly newsletter. On the EU Front: Commission adopts a Delegated Regulation supplementing the Regulation on key information documents for packaged retail and insurance-based investment products; Commission adopts a Regulation on the calculation of technical p

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral

    On the Domestic Front: Financial Services Ombudsman Council 2017 Levies and Fees are published; Central Bank introduces new Consumer Protection Risk Assessment (CPRA) Model; Central Bank launches Consultation on New Methodology to Calculate Funding Levies. On the European Front: 7 Delegated / Implementing Regulations supplementing the Central Securities Depositories Regulation are published

    Financial Regulation