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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments – January 2024

    ESMA consultations, ELTIFs, ESMA guidelines on fund names, cross border notifications, EMIR, MMFs, FSB, IOSCO (liquidity), BMR, costs and performance, Taxonomy, MiFID, CSRD, AML/CFT/FS.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments – January 2024

    Deadlines, ELTIFs, annual PCF confirmation return, asset valuations, IAF, F&P, UCITS and AIFMD Regulations.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    ALG contributes to IBA response on BEFIT and Transfer Pricing consultations

    At the end of last year, the EU launched public consultations on two significant proposals; the Business in Europe: Framework for Income Taxation and a Transfer Pricing Directive.

    Tax
  • Article

    CRU decision to remove Installed Capacity Caps

    On 17 January 2023 the Commission for Regulation of Utilities published its decision paper revising its existing policy on Installed Capacity Caps for electricity generators in the Irish market.

    Energy & Natural Resources
  • Article

    ELTIF 2.0. 24-hour authorisation will apply to “Qualifying Investor” ELTIFs in Ireland

    The Central Bank of Ireland has confirmed its intended approach for ELTIF authorisations in Ireland, with the 24-hour authorisation process for “Qualifying Investor” AIFs being made available for “Qualifying Investor” ELTIFs.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Consultation on Offshore Renewable Installation Policy Options for Northern Ireland

    A consultation on Offshore Renewable Installation (OREI) Policy Options for Northern Ireland was drafted to enable stakeholders to provide input into offshore renewable energy policy development, we look at what should be analysed and considered as progress is made with regards policy development.

    Energy & Natural Resources Belfast
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    MiCA: Department of Finance decides on national discretions, reducing the transitional period to 12 months

    MiCA will apply from 30 December 2024, with the exception of Titles III and IV of the Regulation (which address the frameworks for asset-referenced tokens and e-money tokens) which will apply from 30 June 2024.

    Financial Regulation Advisory
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    Is it time for Ireland to index-link the thresholds for compulsory merger notifications?

    If the parties to a merger or takeover have turnovers over the thresholds specified in Irish legislation then the deals must be notified to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. Read more here

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Bank’s cyber resilience to be stress tested and intersection with DORA

    Following on from its evaluation of credit institutions’ management of IT and cyber risks in 2023, the European Central Bank announced, on 3 January 2024, that it will be conducting a cyber resilience stress test on 109 directly supervised credit institutions in 2024.

    DORA
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    DORA: Key observations regarding the designation of international ICT third party service providers as critical

    ​​​​​​​Regulation (EU) 2022/2554 on digital operational resilience for the financial sector (DORA) which will apply from 17 January 2025 is intended to create a harmonised regulatory framework that enhances the digital operational resilience of in-scope EU financial entities in respect of ICT related disruptions and threats.

    DORA
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    IAF / Fitness and Probity Updates

    There have been a number of recent developments regarding the Fitness and Probity regime, arising out of the implementation of the Individual Accountability Framework (IAF).

    Individual Accountability Framework
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    CRU opens consultation on large energy user connection policy

    On 15 January, the Commission for Regulation of Utilities released the consultation paper (CRU/2024001) for its Review of Large Energy Users.

    Energy & Natural Resources