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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank of Ireland publishes Q&A on the Transparency Regulatory Framework; Central Bank of Ireland publishes Feedback Statement on Consultation on the Central Bank Investment Firms Regulations 2015

    Financial Regulation
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    The Front Page - Q&A: November 2016

    We are delighted with readers' response to our new Question of the month in the Front Page. Thank you. We invite readers to send topical questions which would be of general interest to readers to A&L Goodbody Investment Funds. Each month we choose a question and publish the question and answer. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments

    ESMA Q&A on application of AIFMD

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

    The Front Page, Asset Management & Investment Funds: Upcoming approaching deadlines

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Supreme Court Grants Leave to Appeal Rateable Valuation Decision

    The Supreme Court has given leave to Permanent TSB to appeal the decision of the Court of Appeal in Permanent TSB plc v Langan [2016] IECA 229, which held that the Circuit Court had no jurisdiction to grant orders for possession of residential investment properties as they were "not rateable" under Section 15 of the Valuation Act 2001 (the 2001 Act) and were not covered by the Land and Conveyancin

    Disputes
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    Termination of a Demand Guarantee and Calculation of Debt Owed

    This case concerned the termination of two demand guarantees by the Plaintiff who was acting as personal representative of an individual who had died in 2012 (the Deceased). The Plaintiff argued that as the guarantees had been terminated, no debt was owed to Ulster Bank Ireland Limited (the Bank).

    Finance
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    Welcome change to Central Bank requirements for Loan Originating Qualifying Investor AIFs

    Some good news, on 25 November, the Central Bank announced an important change to their requirements for loan originating Qualifying Investor AIFs (LQIAIFs) which is to take effect from 3 January 2017 when a revised AIF Rulebook will be published.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The role of Cape Town counsel and contract practices under the Convention

    The Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment and the Protocol to the Convention on Matters Specific to Aircraft Equipment (Cape Town Convention) has taken effect in Australia, Ivory Coast, Denmark, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

    Aviation & Transport Finance
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    The Gig Economy: a cause for concern for employers?

    Last month, two Uber drivers in London won their test cases before the UK Employment Tribunal (the ET). The ET held that they were "workers" and not self-employed individuals. The significance of this finding is that as "workers" they are entitled to certain minimum statutory protections.

    Employment
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    Offer of Amends – Reduced discounts for those that delay

    This recent High Court decision highlights the importance for defendants to conduct a forensic analysis of the strengths and weakness of their defences as early as possible. Those with defences that are unlikely to prevail at trial should consider implementing the offer of amends procedure sooner rather than later as those that delay will impede their ability to minimise their financial.....

    Disputes
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    Another injunction under the whistleblowing legislation

    The Protected Disclosures Act 2014 continues to show its teeth with another successful application for interim relief granted in Cork Circuit Court.

    Pensions & Incentives
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    The Beneficial Ownership Regulations 2016 are in force - what you need to know

    The European Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities) Regulations 2016 came into operation on 15 November 2016.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds