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    M&A: €7.5m fine for providing misleading/incorrect information during EU merger control procedure

    Vincent Power analyses the European Commission Sigma-Aldrich case when a fine was imposed for providing misleading information to the Commission.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    What businesses involved in the supply and servicing of credit need to know about upcoming legal requirements

    The Consumer Protection (Regulation of Retail Credit and Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2021 (the Bill) will affect credit servicing firms, hire-purchase and consumer-hire businesses and other indirect credit providers.

    Finance
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    CJEU confirms limited derogations from the GDPR’s one-stop-shop mechanism

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has confirmed the limited competence of a national supervisory authority, that is not the lead supervisory authority (LSA), to bring legal proceedings in their national courts for alleged infringements of the GDPR.

    Commercial & Technology
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    DPC publishes Guidelines on collection of vaccination data of employees

    The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has published guidelines addressing the issue of what information employers can process in relation to their employees' return to the workplace.

    Commercial & Technology
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    G20 agreement on Pillars 1 and 2

    On 10 July 2021, the G20 endorsed that broad framework for Pillars 1 and 2 and the ambitious timetable for bringing the new rules into force in 2023.

    Tax
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    Irish Government Plugs Gap in Protection under SCCs

    The Irish government has moved swiftly to plug a perceived gap in protection under Irish data protection law that had raised doubts about whether Irish law was fit for purpose as a governing law under EU approved standard contractual clauses (SCCs).

    Commercial & Technology
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    RINA case: European court’s ruling on state immunity and ship registration

    A&L Goodbody's Dr Vincent Power was recently invited to write for the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law on the important EU shipping law case of LG and others v. Rina SpA, Ente Registro Italiano Navale (Case C-641/18 before the Court of Justice of the European Union).

    Brexit
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    President Biden’s Competition Order: What it says and should the EU and Ireland copy his homework?

    President Donald J Trump brought the US Presidential Executive Order to international prominence. He signed 220 of them. A tiny figure compared to the three-term Depression and Wartime President Franklin D Roosevelt. The concept of the Order goes back to George Washington who signed eight of them. 

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance June 2021

    Domestically, the CBI published its Q1 2021 statistics for Irish resident insurance corporations; At European level, EIOPA issued updated documentation regarding risk-free interest rate term structures

    Insurance & Reinsurance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds June 2021

    Domestically, the CBI has published updated AIFMD and UCITS Q&As; At European level,ESMA recently issued a number of iterations of its list of AIFMD Memorandums of Understanding

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral June 2021

    Domestically, the CBI has published an Interview and Probity Interview Guide; At European level, ESMA recommends changes to supervisory fees for credit rating agencies

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms June 2021

    Domestically, the CBI published its feedback statement from the consultation on competent authority discretions under the IFD/IFR.; At European level,the EBA and ESMA published a provisional list of instruments and funds for the smallest investment firms

    Asset Management & Investment Funds