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    IFR Draft Regulatory Technical Standards on Investment Policy Disclosure by Investment Firms

    The European Banking Authority has issued a Consultation Paper on Draft Regulatory Technical Standards on investment policy disclosure by investment firms under the Investment Firms Regulation.

    Financial Regulation
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    When does the clock stop running for planning judicial reviews?

    In Heaney v An Bord Pleanala, the High Court took the opportunity to clarify when time stops running for the purpose of an application for leave to apply for judicial review.

    Disputes
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    European Commission consults on State Aid for Research, Development & Innovation

    On 8 April 2021, the European Commission launched a public consultation inviting all interested parties (including businesses) to comment on a proposed revision of the EU's State Aid Framework for Research, Development and Innovation (RD&I).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Brexit and M&A: Canadian case proves that the EU could still block UK M&A Deals despite Brexit

    A proposed Canadian M&A deal – which has just been abandoned because of EU opposition to the deal - gives a glimpse of possible future tensions between the EU and the UK over Brexit.

    Brexit
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    Execution of Affidavits now Permitted on Zoom (or other video platforms)

    Affidavits must be sworn and witnessed before a solicitor or Commissioner for Oaths. This has been difficult during the pandemic, especially where deponents were vulnerable, elderly or unable to travel. Help is on its way.

    Disputes
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    New Money Laundering Act 2021

    The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2021 (the Act) was signed into law by the President on 18 March 2021. It awaits commencement by the Minister.

    Disputes
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds Mar 2021

    Domestically, the CBI issued a letter to fund management companies on liquidity; At European level, SMA published the results of the Common Supervisory Action on UCITS liquidity risk management

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

    Domestically, the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2021 was signed by the President on 18 March 2021; At European level, the ESAs have issued warnings in relation to the risks associated with crypto-assets and published a joint opinion and Q&A document on the Securitisation Regulation.

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

    Domestically, Ireland’s Securities Settlement Market successfully migrated from the UK to Belgium and the publication of the CBI's feedback statement arising from Consultation Paper 130; At European level, the EBA has issued new supervisory reporting and disclosures framework for investment firms.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking Mar 2021

    Domestically, the CBI has published revised guidance and forms for payment and e-money institutions; At European level, the EBA has launched public consultations on draft ITS on Pillar 3 disclosures on ESG risks and revised guidelines on the stress tests conducted by national DGSs under the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive

    Finance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance Mar 2021

    Domestically, the CBI published its first insurance quarterly newsletter of 2021; At European level, EIOPA advised the European Commission on insurer's KPIs on sustainability for non-financial reporting; launched a comparative study of non-life underwriting risks in internal models; and published Q&As on the Insurance Distribution Directive.

    Financial Regulation
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    Q&A guide to the Brexit Trade & Cooperation Agreement

    The adoption in December 2020 of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom was welcomed because it avoided a No Deal Brexit.

    Brexit