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Legal Updates & Insights

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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
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    Non-compliance with condition precedent in insurance policy resulted in refusal of cover

    In Kelly Builders (Rosemount) Ltd v HCC Underwriting Agency Ltd [2016] IEHC 72, Murphy J, 1 February, 2016, the plaintiff sought an order for specific performance of an insurance contract together with a declaration that it was entitled to an indemnity in respect of its liability for loss and damage sustained following a fire at NUI, Maynooth.

    Disputes
  • Article

    The Spent Convictions Regime – “forgive and forget”

    Criminal Justice (Spent Convictions and Certain Disclosures) Act 2016 (the "Spent Convictions Act")

    Pensions & Incentives
  • Article

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

    On the Domestic Front, we look at Deadlines and research on consumer complaints handling in regulated firms.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

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

    On the International Front we look at UCITS share classes, loan origination by investment funds, the ESMA Q&A on the application of UCITS Directive, the ESMA Q&A on the application of AIFMD, Data Protection, the PRIIPs Regulation, AML / CTF and the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive and EU Commission focus on Fund Passporting, EMIR and Reporting challenges.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

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

    On the Domestic Front, we look at Deadlines and UCITS V.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    The International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitisation 2016 Edition

    Peter Walker, Partner and Jack Sheehy, Partner, in the Banking and Financial Services Department discuss the Irish legal guide to securitisation.

    Capital Markets - Debt
  • Article

    Brexit or Britremain: Some Key Questions and Answers

    Dr Vincent Power, EU & Competition Partner, addresses some of the key questions in relation to the UK's Brexit referendum on 23 June 2016.

    Brexit
  • Article

    Safety doesn’t happen by accident - New Construction (Design and Management) Regulations

    The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment has published the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 ("CDM 2016").

    Belfast
  • Article

    Director who was ‘deceived’ not restricted by the Court

    In Murphy -v- O'Flynn & anor [2016] IEHC 197 a liquidator sought an order from the Court restricting William and Deirdre O’Flynn from acting as directors pursuant to Section 150 of the Companies Act 1990.

    Disputes
  • Article

    The Kerry Group/Breeo Merger Case Settles

    On 21 April 2016, the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission ("CCPC") announced that it was settling, and therefore not proceeding with, its appeal to the Irish Supreme Court of the CCPC's appeal against the High Court's annulment of the CCPC's prohibition decision regard the purchase by Kerry Group of Breeo Foods.

    EU, Competition & Procurement