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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments

    In the News this month: CBI Markets Update, new Market Abuse regime, UCITS V Regulation, AIFMD passport, Asset Segregation and Custody under AIFMD and UCITS Directive, Benchmarks Regulation, AML/CTF, PRIIPs, Data Protection and the Privacy Shield, Cybersecurity, EuVECAs and EuSEFs and the ESMA risk dashboard.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Paternity Leave on the way

    The Paternity Leave and Benefit Bill 2016 (the Bill) has been passed by the Dail. The Bill will commence on 1 September next. It will provide long awaited statutory paternity leave and benefit for fathers. It will also bring Ireland in line with other EU countries.

    Pensions & Incentives
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    Energy and Competition law - How antitrust commitments can be terminated early

    Alan McCarthy looks at how antitrust commitments can be terminated early in relation to energy and competition law.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    European Commission Appoints Michel Barnier as its Chief Negotiator

    On 27 July 2016, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker appointed Michel Barnier as the European Commission's Chief Negotiator.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    European Union Ports and Competition/Antitrust Law

    Dr. Vincent Power, Partner and Head of EU, Competition and Procurement at A&L Goodbody explains the EU competition law relating to seaports. This article was first published in the committee newsletter of the 'Transportation, Energy & Antitrust – Section of Antitrust Law' by the American Bar Association, Spring 2016.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    New Construction (Design and Management) Regulations come into force on 1 August 2016

    The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 ("CDM 2016") come into force on 1 August 2016.

    Projects & Infrastructure
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    Brexit - what next for your insurance business?

    Key practical issues from a (re)insurers’s perspective in relation to Brexit.

    Brexit
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    New Member of Ireland Competition and Consumer Protection Commission Appointed

    Dr Vincent Power reports on the appointment of a new CCPC member on 27 July 2016.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    High Court finds no binding oral agreement with Bank

    Allied Irish Bank PLC -v- Moloney & anor [2016] IEHC 346, Twomey J, 20 June 2016 concerned an application by Allied Irish Bank for summary judgment in the sum of €10.8m.

    Disputes
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    Judgment mortgage holder fails in application to force sale of family home due to lack of spousal consent

    The Court of Appeal has upheld two High Court decisions which refused the Plaintiff an order directing the Defendants to sell their family homes which were co-owned with the Defendant's spouses.

    Finance
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    Actions against Member States by the European Commission for EU law infringements – The Third Energy Package

    Alan McCarthy looks at actions against Member States by the European Commission for EU law infringements in relation to The Third Energy Package.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    “Consumer” Defence in the Spotlight Again

    Overview In this case, the High Court held that the Defendant had an arguable case that he was acting as a consumer in a summary application. The Plaintiff had brought enforcement proceedings against the Defendant in respect of five separate loan facility arrangements entered into between the Defendant and Anglo Irish Bank (Anglo) in the period between June and December 2007.

    Finance