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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Ireland aims for the “Gold Standard of” anti-bribery laws

    Later this year Ireland is due to enact anti-bribery laws similar to those laws which are already well established in the UK and US.

    Disputes
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    No privilege in legal advice in a transaction to defraud creditors

    The English High Court in London Borough of Brent v Kane [2014] EWHC 4564 has held that legal advice taken in relation to various transactions which the claimant alleged had been made at an undervalue was not protected by privilege, as there was prima facie evidence that the purpose of the legal advice was to structure the transactions in order to allow the client to avoid or reduce the costs of a

    Disputes
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Cross Sectoral

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes regulations for credit unions. Voluntary redress scheme for AIB customers is being set up. Central Bank publishes the third issue of Credit Union News. On the International Front: EBA to conduct further analysis on Net Stable Funding Requirements (NSFR) and Leveraged Ratio (LR).

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Funds

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank updates the AIFMD Q&A. The Central bank updates the ICAV Q&A. On the International Front: ESMA launches consultation on ELTIFs. European Commission reports on its exercise of powers under UCITS IV and AIFMD.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Investment Firms

    On the International Front: ESMA confirms renewal of Greek HCMC short selling ban. ESMA recommends changes to EMIR framework. Commission passes delegated regulation on central clearing for interest rate derivatives under EMIR.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Banking

    On the Domestic Front: Central Bank publishes its Internal Rules as the Resolution Authority under the BRRD. On the International Front: EBA publishes technical advice on protected arrangements in a resolution situation. EBA issues final Guidelines on passport notifications for mortgage credit intermediaries.

    Finance
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    Tracker, Financial Services Regulation & Compliance - Insurance

    On the International Front: PRA confirms position on deferred tax for Solvency II. EIOPA publishes Solvency II taxonomy and data point model updates. Insurance Europe comments on IAIS conduct of business risk paper.

    Finance
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    Irish High Court refuses to interfere with arbitrator’s ruling on his own jurisdiction

    In Mayo County Council v Joe Reilly Plant Hire Limited [2015] IEHC 544, the Irish High Court considered whether the arbitrator was correct in law in holding that he had jurisdiction to commence the arbitration hearing and rule on his own jurisdiction.

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    Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015

    Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 is relevant for everyone doing business in Ireland. The Act, with the exception of Part 4 (which deals with sanctions and enforcement), came into force on 1 September 2015.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Industrial Relations Update – What you need to know

    The commencement of the Industrial Relations (Amendment) Act 2015 (the "Act") on 1 August 2015 is noteworthy not only for the changes it introduces, but also for the key industrial relations principles that remain untouched.

    Employment
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    Court refuses to grant declaration as to identity of the data controller

    The High Court, in In the Matter for Mount Carmel Medical Group (South Dublin) Ltd (In Liquidation) [2015] IEHC 450 considered the issue of who is a data controller under data protection law in respect of data held by a company in liquidation.

    GDPR
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    High Court overturns decision of the FSO finding non-disclosure of a material fact in insurance claim

    In Earls -v- The Financial Services Ombudsman & anor [2015] IEHC 536, the High Court overturned a finding by the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO) that an insured had failed to disclose a material fact in their insurance application and remitted it to the FSO for reconsideration.

    Disputes