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    Labour Court issues recommendation under amended industrial relations legislation

    The Labour Court recently issued its first recommendation under the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015.

    Pensions & Incentives
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    A Key Practical Tip on the Brexit Reality for Business Executives

    On Brexit, it is now time for business executives to move from the politics to the practicalities.

    Brexit
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    Closure of the NIRO to small wind

    After months of speculation the Northern Ireland Department of the Economy (the successor body to DETI) has confirmed today that the Northern Ireland Renewables Obligation scheme (the "NIRO") will close to new small wind farms on 30 June 2016.

    Energy & Natural Resources
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    Brexit – What Next for Your Pan-European Asset Management Business?

    The UK referendum held on 23 June 2016 has resulted in a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    High Court refuses to order mediation

    In Grant & ors -v- The Minister for Communications & ors [2016] IEHC 328 the High Court refused the Plaintiffs' request to invite the parties to use mediation to settle or determine the proceedings on the basis that the proceedings in question were not amenable to mediation.

    Disputes
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    Enforcement delayed – failure to serve letter of demand correctly

    This case concerned a challenge to a High Court judgment which was entered against Mr Hanley for failure to repay monies borrowed pursuant to a loan agreement.

    Financial Regulation
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    The Companies Act 2014: The role of the Company Secretary

    The Companies Act 2014 (the Act) was signed into law in December 2014 and the bulk of the act commenced (that is, to enter into force) on 1 June 2015.

    Companies Act
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    US Government Seeks to Join Challenge to Legality of Standard Contractual Clauses

    The US government has asked the Irish High Court to be joined as an amicus curiae (friend of the court) in the case between Schrems and Facebook, concerning the validity of Standard Contractual Clauses, as the case has potentially significant implications to US authorities and companies.

    Privacy & Data Security
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    Introduction of Paternity Leave Remains on Track

    The recently published Government Legislative programme notes that the introduction of paternity leave is a priority for the newly formed Government with the publication of the Paternity Leave and Paternity Benefits Bill due before the summer recess.

    Employment
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    Man filmed taking drugs loses unfair dismissal claim

    A man who took a Snapchat video of himself snorting cocaine while wearing a T-shirt from a Dublin restaurant of which he was an employee has lost his claim for unfair dismissal before the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ⃰.

    Pensions & Incentives
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    Irish Stock Exchange ISIN codes

    The Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) will commence a new process for the application of International Security Identification Numbers (ISIN) for Irish domiciled debt securities and investment funds intending to list on the ISE’s markets from 27 June 2016.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Central Bank Markets Update: CP99 (AIF Rulebook), Amending CBI UCITS Regs, CP105, (CBI UCITS Regs), AIFMD Q&A, UCITS Q&A, Market Abuse

    The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) published a new Markets Update (Issue 3 2016 dated 2 June)

    Asset Management & Investment Funds