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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms January 2023

    Domestically, the Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013 (Section 48(1)) (Investment Firms) Regulations 2023 were published. At European level, ESMA issues its first Opinion on the draft European Sustainability Reporting Standards and publishes a consultation paper on post-trade transparency.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral January 2023

    Domestically, the Minister for Justice has issued guidelines under section 37 (12) of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010. At European level, the EBA published its peer review on authorisation of payment and e-money institutions under the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2).

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking January 2023

    Domestically, the Minister for Finance announced the publication of a public consultation on the transposition of the EU credit servicers' and credit purchasers directive. At European level, the ECB published Climate-related statistical indicators.

    Finance
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    “Justice Best Served” – Data Subject Claims Stayed

    In a recent significant judgment1 from the Irish Circuit Court, the judge concluded that “justice is best served” by granting a stay of a data subject’s damages claim pending determination of certain preliminary references currently before the CJEU.

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    Hitting Refresh on the Regulation of Big Tech: A Guide to the EU’s Digital Markets Act

    The Digital Markets Act (DMA) is a landmark piece of legislation designed to regulate the activities of large platforms and to enhance the contestability and fairness of the services they provide. From 2 May, platforms will be required to notify the European Commission where they meet specific financial and user thresholds.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    DSA: Commission issues guidance on the requirement to publish user numbers in the EU

    Yesterday, 01 February 2023, the Commission published guidance on how online platforms and search engines within the scope of the Digital Services Act (DSA) should comply with their obligation to report user numbers in the EU.

    Commercial & Technology
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    Update on the ATAD 3 ‘Unshell’ Directive: European Parliament approves draft Unshell Directive

    On 17 January 2023, the European Parliament voted to approve an amended version of the draft Unshell Directive. The Council of the European Union will now consider the European Parliament's amended proposals.

    Tax
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    Payment and e-money update: Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) reaffirms supervisory expectations

    Throughout the last 12-months, the CBI has undertaken intense supervision of the payment and electronic money sector.

    Financial Regulation
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    IAF update: Report and final stages of the IAF Bill

    The IAF Bill is continuing to progress through the legislative process and, at yesterday's report and final stage before the Dáil, consideration was given to four typographical amendments, all of which were agreed.

    ESG & Sustainability
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    Regulatory update: Central Bank of Ireland’s financial regulation and supervisory priorities for 2023

    In a recent letter to the Minister for Finance, the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), Gabriel Makhlouf, sets out the CBI's financial regulation and supervisory priorities for 2023 (Priorities). 

    Financial Regulation
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    Payment & e-money update: Central Bank of Ireland reaffirms supervisory expectations

    Throughout the last 12-months, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) has undertaken intense supervision of the payment and electronic money (e-money) sector.

    Financial Regulation
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    Regulatory update: Central Bank of Ireland’s (CBI) financial regulation and supervisory priorities for 2023

    In a recent letter to the Minister for Finance, the Governor of the CBI Gabriel Makhlouf, sets out the CBI's financial regulation and supervisory priorities for 2023 (Priorities). 

    Financial Regulation