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  • COVID-19: Remote courts are here to stay

    COVID-19: Remote courts are here to stay

    In a series of articles last year, we explored the development of remote courts in Ireland as a result of the pandemic. Twelve months on, it seems that remote courts are here to stay. In this update, we address the recent decisions and legislation which have reinforced and expanded the use of remote courts and we consider what the future might hold.

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    CCPC publishes its Consumer Protection List for 2020

    On 9 March 2021, the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) published its Consumer Protection List for the period 1 January to 31 December 2020.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Updates to the Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015 (‘ICAV Act’)

    To secure Ireland’s competitiveness in international financial services, the Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Act ('2020 Act') has made several improvements to the ICAV Act.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Cartels and Leniency Law in Ireland 2021

    Dr Vincent Power, Head of A&L Goodbody's EU, Competition & Procurement Group, provides an overview of the legal framework, policies and guidance in relation to cartels and leniency law in Ireland.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Pharma mergers: International working group formed to review how pharma deals are reviewed on competition grounds

    Some mergers and acquisitions in the pharma sector have proved challenging and controversial. Given the impact of COVID-19, it is likely that pharma deals will be scrutinised even more thoroughly now and in the future by the various national and international competition agencies.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Social media advertising and marketing – when to #hashtag and when not to?

    In these pandemic times, it is not surprising that Irish consumers are flooding the digital high street seeking out the latest trends and treats.

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    Agent for Change? Publication by the European Commission of a Working Paper providing guidance in relation to dual role agents

    On 5 February, the European Commission published a Working Paper setting out guidance on the circumstances which may warrant disapplication of the prohibition on anti-competitive arrangements contained in Article 101(1) TFEU in cases where the same entity acts both as an independent distributor and as an agent for products of the same supplier.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Return of Aircraft ABS

    Return of Aircraft ABS

    This audio provides a look back at the launch of the CLAS 2021-1 ABS by Castlelake in January 2021, the first aircraft ABS to successfully close since the severe impact of COVID-19 on the aviation sector.

    Aviation & Transport Finance
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    Two weeks remain to register for the Irish Temporary Run-Off Regime

    UK insurers and intermediaries have until 31 March to notify the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) of the application to them of the temporary run-off regime provided for in Part 10 of the Withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Act 2020. 

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    Justice Plan 2021: Reform of gambling regulation

    The Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee recently published her Department's "Justice Plan 2021" and "Statement of Strategy 2021-2023". They provide for planned reforms of Irish gambling regulations and liquor licensing laws.

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
  • Latest update to COVID-19 employer and employee income supports

    Latest update to COVID-19 employer and employee income supports

    On 23 February 2021, the Irish government announced that the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme, the Pandemic Unemployment Payment and the Enhanced Illness Benefit, all of which were due to expire on 31 March, have been extended until 30 June 2021.

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    Data Protection Commission Annual Report 2020

    The Data Protection Commission has published its Annual Report for 2020.

    Commercial & Technology