Legal Updates & Insights: P240 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds Nov 2021

    Domestically, the CBI fast-tracked the EU taxonomy filing deadline; At European level, proposals for revisions to AIFMD will now proceed through the EU legislative process and the European Parliament adopted texts amending the PRIIPs Regulation and the UCITS Directive.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Introduction of COVID-19 passes in Northern Ireland

    As of today, COVID-19 passports are legally enforceable in Northern Ireland. The scheme was introduced last month with a two-week grace period to allow businesses to start implementing the measures without enforcement. However, going forward, businesses that fail to comply could face fines of up to £10,000.

    COVID-19 Belfast
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    Big Tech – Transatlantic regulatory cooperation and an evolving antitrust picture

    On both sides of the Atlantic, there has been a significant number of recent court rulings, investigations and hearings to review the way Big Tech operates and to address antitrust, as well as wider data issues.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Latest EU Belarus Sanctions Target Aviation Industry

    On 2 December 2021, the Council of the European Union adopted its fifth sanctions package targeting individuals and entities in Belarus in response to human rights abuses and the orchestration of a migrant crisis at the Belarusian border with the EU.

    White Collar Crime
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    Reforming Public Procurement in the UK - Government response to Consultation published on 6 December 2021

    In December 2020, the UK Cabinet Office set out wide ranging proposals for the post Brexit future of public procurement legislation in England with the publication of a Green Paper, 'Transforming Public Procurement'.

    Public Procurement Belfast
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    Implementation of Pillar 1 and 2 and BEPS

    This article provides a snap shot of what has happened since the agreement reached on 8 October 2021 by 136 jurisdictions of the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework.

    Tax
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    Protected disclosure or workplace grievance - The Supreme Court clarifies the law

    With Ireland due to implement the EU Whistleblowing Directive very shortly, there is currently a lot of attention focussed on the area of whistleblowing and the protections afforded to whistleblowers under Irish law.

    Employment
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    EU merger control and the margin of discretion granted to the European Commission under EU merger control

    On 20 October 2021, the General Court of the European Union (General Court) handed down judgments in Cases T-296/18 and T-240/18 regarding actions brought by Polskie Linie Lotnicze ‘LOT’ SA, to challenge the European Commission's (Commission) decisions approving the acquisition by easyJet and Lufthansa of assets of the Air Berlin Group.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Renewable Energy Support Scheme second auction terms and conditions published

    The final terms and conditions for the second auction under the second Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS 2) in Ireland were published on 27 October 2021 (the RESS 2 Terms).

    Energy & Natural Resources
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    Northern Ireland Liquor Licence Renewals 2022 – Are you ready?

    Liquor licence holders in Northern Ireland should start thinking ahead to next year's renewal deadline of 30 September 2022. 

    Betting, Gaming & Liquor Licensing Belfast
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    The Corporate Enforcement Authority – A new era in the investigations and enforcement of company law

    A new era in the investigation and enforcement of company law is just around the corner as the Corporate Enforcement Authority (CEA) is expected to be up and running by the new year.

    White Collar Crime
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    A cross-border solution to a cross-border restructuring challenge

    Earlier this year, we advised Voyager Aviation Holdings, LLC on the successful restructuring of its senior note obligations by way of a US exchange offer.

    Restructuring & Insolvency