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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Hospitality and Licensing - Modernising NI Liquor Licensing 

    A Bill aimed at modernising liquor licensing legislation in Northern Ireland has passed the final stage in the Assembly. The Bill, announced yesterday by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey, will introduce...

    Betting, Gaming & Liquor Licensing Belfast
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    UK Adequacy Decisions adopted by European Commission

    The EU Commission has formally adopted two UK adequacy decisions, one under the GDPR and the other under the Law Enforcement Directive (LED).

    Commercial & Technology
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments - Jun 2021

    New SCCs for the transfer of personal data to third countries, Distance Marketing, ESMA's Annual Report on its work in 2020, ESMA's list of AIFMD MoUs signed by the EU authorities ,...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments - Jun 2021

    CBI AML/ CTF guidelines, beneficial ownership of ILPs/ CCFs, CBI AIFMD Q&A, CBI UCITS Q&A, CBI Markets Update, CBI Fitness & Probity interview guide, CBI performance statement 2020 – 202, AML/CTF

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Brexit update on trends and developments for Debt Capital Markets

    We have summarised below two Brexit related topics currently relevant in the Irish market and which we expect will continue to be an area of focus in the short-to-medium term.

    Brexit
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    Dawn Raids in the lockdown era – the risk is still real

    Anyone who is tempted to breach competition law and expect to get away with it because of the Lockdown should think twice.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Central Bank issues revised AML/CFT Guidelines

    A revised version of the Central Bank's Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Guidelines for the Financial Sector (the Guidelines) was published on 23 June 2021.

    Financial Regulation
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    Sweetman v An Bord Pleanala & Ors – does it cast doubt on the use of a design envelope approach?

    The recent High Court case of Sweetman v An Bord Pleanála, Ireland and the Attorney General and Bord Na Mona Powergen Limited has the potential to create uncertainty relative...

    Environmental & Planning
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    When should employers use a licensed gangmaster? - Understanding the Gangmaster (Licensing) Act 2004

    Employers within the food production or fresh produce sector should be cautious when using a recruitment agency to supply workers.The Gangmaster (Licensing) Act 2004 established the Gangmaster and Labour Abuse...

    Employment & Incentives Belfast
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    COVID-19 economic recovery plan

    The government recently announced a new Economic Recovery Plan (the Plan). The Plan outlines a pathway for the resumption of economic activity and a sustainable jobs-led recovery.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19 related extensions to planning permissions
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    COVID-19 related extensions to planning permissions

    The Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021 is being expedited through the legislative process. It will provide for extensions to a number of time limits, including for the passing of...

    COVID-19
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    Skilled migrant workers in the NI tech sector – Attracting and retaining highly skilled workers within the tech sector in NI

    2020 was another great year for the tech sector in Northern Ireland and 2021 has started positively however there still remains a deficit of skilled workers.

    Employment & Incentives Belfast