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    High Court rejects procedural challenge against DPC’s inquiry into EU-US data transfers

    The High Court, in a 197-page judgment, has dismissed a legal challenge against a decision by the Data Protection Commission (DPC).

    Commercial & Technology
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    DPC completes statutory inquiry into suspected interference with role of DPO

    The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has completed its ‘own volition’ inquiry into whether the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection interfered with the role of its Data Protection Officer (DPO).

    Commercial & Technology
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    New remuneration rules

    New regulatory technical standards (RTS) on remuneration are now in place under the Capital Requirements Directive from 14 June 2021, while certain investment firms will remain subject to the previous remuneration rules until 26 June 2021. In this article, our remuneration specialists take a look at the key provisions.

    Corporate & M&A
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    Guide to Fitness and Probity Interviews

    Under the fitness and probity (F&P) regime the Central Bank of Ireland acts as a 'gatekeeper' for certain key roles in financial services.

    Financial Regulation
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    White Collar Crime: Proposed modernisation of the Irish criminal justice system – will the promised efficiencies be realised?

    Reform of the Irish criminal justice system, through the actions outlined in the Government's Action Plan to tackle White Collar Crime and the Justice Plan 2021, has gathered pace in recent weeks with the announcement two significant changes to the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences.

    White Collar Crime
  • COVID-19 update on trends and developments for Debt Capital Markets
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    COVID-19 update on trends and developments for Debt Capital Markets

    The economic forecast for the debt capital markets in Ireland during the next 12 months is considerably more positive than it has been since the COVID-19 outbreak escalated to become a global pandemic in the early months of 2020. 

    Capital Markets - Debt
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    Second consultation paper on €30 billion threshold

    The European Banking Authority has issued a second consultation paper on draft regulatory technical standards on the calculation of the €30bn consolidated assets threshold for investment firms under the Investment Firms Directive and Investment Firms Regulation.

    Financial Regulation
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    The lifecycle of big tech EU competition cases

    The European Commission has a growing list of tech-related competition cases. What are they about? What happens in these cases? What are the outcomes? A&L Goodbody's Dr Vincent Power unpacks the "who, what, when, why and how" of EU tech cases generally.  

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    “Are we there yet?” Ireland’s Investment Screening/Foreign Directive Investment Bill

    The Irish Government has announced that the Irish parliament (the Oireachtas) will enact legislation to enable the Irish Government to screen 'foreign' direct investment (FDI) in Ireland. In this context, the term 'foreign' refers to investment from non-EU Member States.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    New remuneration rules for banks and investment firms

    New regulatory technical standards (RTS) on remuneration are now in place under the Capital Requirements Directive from 14 June 2021, while certain investment firms will remain subject to the previous remuneration rules until 26 June 2021. In this article, our remuneration specialists take a look at the key provisions.

    Financial Regulation
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    G7 Finance Ministers reach consensus on Pillar 1 and Pillar 2 proposals

    On Saturday 5 June 2021 the G7 finance ministers reached political consensus on proposals for a global minimum corporation tax of at least 15% to be determined on a country by country basis.

    Tax
  • Graduate visa – International talent may be closer than you think
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    Graduate visa – International talent may be closer than you think

    In a boost for employers, the government has confirmed a new Graduate visa route will launch on 1 July 2021, giving greater access to nearly 500,000 international students currently living and studying in the UK.

    COVID-19 Belfast