Careers hub

Learn more

Qualified professionals

Learn more

Trainee & intern programmes

Learn more

We're hiring. Join ALG.

Learn more

Offices

New York

Learn more

San Francisco

Learn more

Palo Alto

Learn more
A&L Goodbody logo

Legal Updates & Insights

  • Article

    New Year, new law: Ireland implements the EU Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions

    On 16 December 2022, the EU Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions was transposed into Irish law by the EU (Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions) Regulations 2022. In this article, we take a look at what this means for employers.

    Employment
  • article

    Appointment of Executive Chairperson and Commissioners to Coimisiún na Meán

    Today, the Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin announced the appointment of four Commissioners to Coimisiún na Meán/the  Media Commission.

    Commercial & Technology
  • Article

    Recent court decision on the validity of a notice to quit

    Our Disputes and Investigations Department has considered a recent decision of the Court of Appeal in England and Wales concerning notices to quit, in which it was held that a notice addressed to the wrong recipient was invalid.

    Disputes
  • Article

    Recent Case Law on sexual harassment and what it means for employers

    Two recent cases relating to sexual harassment in the workplace have highlighted how vital it is that employers are live to this issue and, more specifically, that any allegations of sexual harassment are dealt with efficiently and correctly.

    Belfast
  • Article

    Employment Law in 2023: What’s on the horizon?

    While there was certainly no shortage of developments on the employment law front in 2022, there is no doubt that 2023 is due to bring further significant reform on the employment law front. In this briefing we take a look at the main upcoming employment law developments.

    Employment
  • article

    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral December 2022

    Domestically, the Consumer Rights Act 2022 commencement order was published and the Central Bank IAF Bill 2022 is progressing through Dáil Éireann. At European level, the Council adopted its position on an anti-money laundering regulation and new directive (AMLD6).

    Financial Regulation
  • article

    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds December 2022

    Domestically, the CBI issued a letter to fund management companies following its thematic review of governance, management and effectiveness. At European level, ESMA issued updated AIFMD Q&As with a new Q&A concerning SPACs.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • article

    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance December 2022

    Domestically, the CBI has published a letter detailing its research on insurance engagement and switching. At European level, EIOPA published a discussion paper on the prudential treatment of sustainability risks and is seeking feedback from stakeholders.

    Financial Regulation
  • article

    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms December 2022

    Domestically, the European Union (Recovery and Resolution of Central Counterparties) Regulations 2022 [S.I. No. 547 of 2022] was published. At European level, ESMA published guidelines and technical documentation on reporting under EMIR REFIT and published a practical guide on national rules on notifications of major holdings under the Transparency Directive.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • article

    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking December 2022

    Domestically, the European Union (Access to Anti-Money Laundering Information by Tax Authorities) (Amendment) Regulations 2022 was signed into law by the Minster for Finance. At European level, the EBA published a roadmap on sustainable finance.

    Finance
  • article

    DSA: Delegated Regulation setting the methodology and procedure for determining the Supervisory Fee

    The first draft delegated regulation supplementing the Digital Services Act (DSA) was published by the European Commission yesterday.

    Commercial & Technology
  • article

    Digital Services Act: Timeline

    On 19 December 2022, the Commissioner for Internal Market of the EU published an update on the date when very large online platforms (VLOPs) and very large online search engines (VLOSEs) will be required to comply with the provisions of the Digital Services Act (DSA).

    Commercial & Technology