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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Workplace Relations Strategy – key points

    At the launch of the Workplace Relations Reform in 2011, the Government stated that its goal was to deliver a world class workplace relations system and infrastructure which would be simple to use, independent, cost effective and impartial.

    Pensions & Incentives
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    Companies Act 2014 – Time For Action

    The Companies Act 2014 (the Act) was enacted on 23 December 2014 and the majority of it commenced and was brought into force on 1 June 2015 (Commencement).

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 – National Adaption Framework

    The Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act 2015 (the Act) was signed into law on 10 December 2015. The Act comprises of a framework designed to achieve a low carbon, climate resilient, and environmentally sustainable economy by 2050.

    Energy & Natural Resources
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    Brexit: The Implications for Shipping

    Dr Vincent Power, EU & Competition Partner, looks at impacts of Brexit on the shipping sector.

    Brexit
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    Ireland and Private Actions - The EU Damages Directive

    Alan McCarthy discusses the EU Damages Directive (Directive) (signed into law in the EU on 26 November 2014). The primary aim of the Directive is to make it easier for businesses and individuals to claim for compensation when they have been victims of a breach of EU competition law. Ireland (as well as all other Member States) have until 27 December 2016 to implement the Directive into national la

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    FSO’s Decision that Claim Was Time Barred Upheld by High Court

    In Stowe & anor v Financial Services Ombudsman [2016] IEHC 199, High Court, Twomey J, 18 April 2016 Mr and Mrs Stowe sought to set aside a decision of the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO), rejecting their complaint against the EBS.

    Financial Regulation
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    Procurement Directives transposed into Irish Law

    On 5 May 2016 the European Union (Award of Public Authority Contracts) Regulations 2016 and the European Union (Award of Contracts by Utility Undertakings) Regulations 2016 were published.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank of Ireland publishes 2015 Annual Report and Annual Performance Statement for Financial Regulation; Central Bank of Ireland announces Findings of Thematic Inspection on Debt Management Sector on Consumer Protection Code

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms

    On the Domestic Front: Global Exchange Market set up under MiFID will now include listing of investment funds On the EU Front: European Supervisory Authorities propose Regulatory Technical Standards on Key Information Documents for Packaged Retail and Insurance-based Investment Products The EU Commission takes stock six months into the formation of the Capital Markets Union

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds

    On the Domestic Front: Irish UCITS Regulations implement UCITS V On the EU Front: EU Commission focus on fund passporting

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank of Ireland announces appointment of Director of Credit Institutions Supervision; Central Bank of Ireland updates consumers on its examination of Tracker Mortgage issues On the EU Front: European Central Bank Annual Report 2015 is presented to the EU Parliament's Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs

    Financial Regulation
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank of Ireland publishes information on insurance supervisory objectives and process On the EU Front: European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority publishes preparatory guidelines on product oversight and governance

    Finance