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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Work Life Balance: New law is wide-ranging

    The eagerly anticipated Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 has recently been signed into law. Read more here.

    Employment
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    The CBI’s obsession with culture

    A subtle but palpable shift in the emphasis of regulation is underway. Have you noticed the CBI's increasing emphasis on culture?

    Insurance & Reinsurance
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    Supreme Court to hear appeals concerning the nature of, and challenges to, local development plans

    The Supreme Court has granted leave to appeal in respect of two legal challenges brought by developers regarding zoning elements of the Meath County Development Plan for 2021 to 2027.

    Environmental & Planning
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    New Q&As on Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) adopted by the European Commission (EC)

    The European Securities Authorities (ESAs) issued a series of questions to the EC in relation to the interpretation of SFDR in September 2022.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Taxonomy Regulation – Proposed technical screening criteria and amendments published

    The European Commission has published draft technical screening criteria in respect of four of the environmental objectives under the Taxonomy Regulation and proposed amendments to the Taxonomy Article 8 Delegated Act and the Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Consumer and advertising law in 2023: What’s on the horizon?

    Last year marked a number of significant legal developments for the protection of consumers. In 2023, attention now shifts to the enforcement of these rights.

    Disputes
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    Ireland publishes Bill to implement Collective Redress Directive

    On 13 March 2023, the Representative Actions for the Protection of the Collective Interests of Consumers Bill 2023 (the Bill) was published.

    Disputes
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    IAF Update: Publication of ALG guide on the Central Bank of Ireland’s IAF Consultation

    In this guide, we provide a detailed overview of the IAF Consultation, together with analyses of what is now clearer and what remains to be clarified. We also set out practical guidance on what this means for you and your firm.

    Regulatory Risk & Investigations
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    ALG guides to both the IAF and SEAR, and the Central Bank IAF Consultation

    ALG guides to both the IAF and SEAR, and the Central Bank IAF Consultation.

    Regulatory Risk & Investigations
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance March 2023

    Domestically, the anticipated Guidance for (Re)Insurance Undertakings on Climate Change Risk has been published by the CBI. At European level, EIOPA has published a supervisory statement on differential pricing practices in the non-life insurance sector.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds March 2023

    Domestically, the CBI has published an industry letter on costs and fees of UCITS and AIFs. At European level, a speech has been delivered by the ESMA on the macro-prudential supervision of investment funds.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms March 2023

    Domestically, the CBI has published the "Dear CEO letter - MiFID Structured Retail Product Review – Supervisory Guidance". At European level, the ESMA has raised concerns in relation to the proposed changes to the insider list regime.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds