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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral

    On the Domestic Front: The Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Act 2015 comes into force. Central Bank and Department of Finance publish a joint consultation paper on the industry funding levy. Central Bank publishes several guidance notes on completion of its applications for authorisations.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank permits authorised investment funds to acquire Chinese shares. Central Bank addresses inconsistencies regarding ICAV and UCITS sole object provisions.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes its supervisory approach to NFCs under EMIR. Central Bank releases a new Acquiring Transaction Notification Form for firms authorised under the Investment Intermediaries Act, 1995.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking

    European Union (Bank Recovery and Resolution) Regulations come into force. Permanent TSB and Irish Nationwide Building Society face Central Bank censure. Irish responses to the July 2015 Euro Area Bank Lending Survey are published.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes speech to the Dublin International Insurance and Management Association. Central Bank publishes its latest Solvency II newsletter. Data Protection Commissioner releases annual report.

    Finance
  • Article

    Stock connect programme

    Irish authorised investment funds may acquire Chinese shares via the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme

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

    On the International Front, we look at the ESMA Q&A on the application of AIFMD, ESMA opinion and advice on passporting under AIFMD, UCITS V and AIFMD remuneration guidelines, IOSCO Consultation on International Standards on Fees and Expenses of Investment Funds, Key Information Document for PRIIPS, AML and CTF risks associated with investment-based crowdfunding, FATF report on money laundering an

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

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

    On the Domestic Front, we look at Central Bank requirements for Irish authorised investment funds acquiring Chinese shares via the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect programme, the sole object of an ICAV which is a UCITS, QIAIFs investing more than 50% of net assets in an unregulated investment fund, a Q&A on the Central Bank Guidance on Directors' Time Commitments, a Central Bank Markets Update, a

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    State Aid 2015 in Ireland

    Vincent Power, Partner and Head of A&L Goodbody's EU, Competition & Procurement Group provides an analysis on the key aspects of State Aid law and policy in Ireland.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    High Court rules UK judgment for gambling debt is unenforceable in Ireland

    In Sporting Index Limited v John O'Shea [2015] IEHC 407, the High Court allowed an appeal against an order of the Master of Irish High Court deeming enforceable a judgment, obtained in the County Court in London, in respect of losses arising from the defendant’s online spread betting account in the amount of €118,000.

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
  • Article

    Legislation Watch – employment law

    As the vacation season approaches, it is a good time to provide a quick recap on recent legislative developments in the employment sphere.

    Employment
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    A&L Goodbody Annual Update of Legal Developments

    On Wednesday 23 September, A&L Goodbody will hold the Annual Update of Legal Developments.

    Investing in Ireland