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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Expansion of EU legal privilege: CJEU looks at DAC6 notification requirements for lawyer intermediaries

    The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently considered the mandatory disclosure requirements on lawyer intermediaries under the EU Mandatory Disclosure Regime or DAC6.

    Disputes
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    Further developments in crypto-asset compliance

    The English High Court ruled that it had jurisdiction to hear an underlying claim from a user of the defendant's cryptocurrency exchange.

    Disputes
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    IAF Update: Launch of Central Bank of Ireland Consultation

    Further to last week's enactment of the Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Act 2023, the Central Bank of Ireland has now launched a three-month Consultation on key aspects of the implementation of the Individual Accountability Framework, including the publication of draft Regulations and draft Guidance.

    Regulatory Risk & Investigations
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    The EU’s Foreign Subsidies Regulation European Commission scrutiny of non-EU subsidies

    The EU's Foreign Subsidies Regulation came into force on 12 January 2023 and grants sweeping new powers to the European Commission to tackle harmful non-EU subsidies.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Securities markets update: Central Bank of Ireland publishes Outlook Report 2023

    The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) recently published its Securities Markets Risk Outlook Report for 2023, which details key conduct risks to securities markets, and the actions firms should take to identify, mitigate and manage them.

    Financial Regulation
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    AIE Update - Right to Know CLG v Commissioner for Environmental Information & Raheenleagh Power DAC Supreme Court Determination

    This article examines the key issues raised before the Supreme Court in relation to the question of whether a private energy generator can be considered a "public authority" for the purpose of the Access to Information on the Environment Regulations 2007.

    Environmental & Planning
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    IAF Update: IAF Bill signed by the President

    Today, 9 March 2023, the long-awaited Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Act 2023 was enacted. Find our update here.

    Regulatory Risk & Investigations
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    IAF update: IAF Bill passed by the Dáil

    Yesterday, the Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill 2022 (IAF Bill) was passed by the Dáil. Find our insights here.

    Financial Regulation
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    NEC4 Contract Amendments 2023 – What’s New?

    After first publication in June 2017, and further amendments in both January 2019 and October 2020, the NEC4 suite of contracts has again been updated with recommendations from industry experts. Read more on those updates here.

    Belfast
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    All change or no change?  The Windsor Framework’s impact on State aid and subsidy control in Northern Ireland

    Whilst online shoppers and horticultural enthusiasts were welcoming the news of an agreement between the UK and EU on the Northern Ireland Protocol – competition lawyers and business leaders have been picking through finer details of the multitude of joint declarations that have since been released.

    Brexit
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments – February 2023

    SFDR, UCITS Q&A, ESMA TRV, sustainability reporting, MMFs, fund statistics, AML/CFT/FS.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments – February 2023

    SFDR, CBI priorities, limited partnerships, markets updates, AML/CFT/FS.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds