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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Execution of Affidavits now Permitted on Zoom (or other video platforms)

    Affidavits must be sworn and witnessed before a solicitor or Commissioner for Oaths. This has been difficult during the pandemic, especially where deponents were vulnerable, elderly or unable to travel. Help is on its way.

    Disputes
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    New Money Laundering Act 2021

    The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2021 (the Act) was signed into law by the President on 18 March 2021. It awaits commencement by the Minister.

    Disputes
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds Mar 2021

    Domestically, the CBI issued a letter to fund management companies on liquidity; At European level, SMA published the results of the Common Supervisory Action on UCITS liquidity risk management

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral Mar 2021

    Domestically, the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2021 was signed by the President on 18 March 2021; At European level, the ESAs have issued warnings in relation to the risks associated with crypto-assets and published a joint opinion and Q&A document on the Securitisation Regulation.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms Mar 2021

    Domestically, Ireland’s Securities Settlement Market successfully migrated from the UK to Belgium and the publication of the CBI's feedback statement arising from Consultation Paper 130; At European level, the EBA has issued new supervisory reporting and disclosures framework for investment firms.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking Mar 2021

    Domestically, the CBI has published revised guidance and forms for payment and e-money institutions; At European level, the EBA has launched public consultations on draft ITS on Pillar 3 disclosures on ESG risks and revised guidelines on the stress tests conducted by national DGSs under the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive

    Finance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance Mar 2021

    Domestically, the CBI published its first insurance quarterly newsletter of 2021; At European level, EIOPA advised the European Commission on insurer's KPIs on sustainability for non-financial reporting; launched a comparative study of non-life underwriting risks in internal models; and published Q&As on the Insurance Distribution Directive.

    Financial Regulation
  • publication

    Q&A guide to the Brexit Trade & Cooperation Agreement

    The adoption in December 2020 of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom was welcomed because it avoided a No Deal Brexit.

    Brexit
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments - Mar 2021

    Taxonomy Regulation, NFRD and sustainability reporting, Liquidity, MMF reform, Brexit and benchmarks, IOSCO, EU Commissioner Mairead McGuinness' vision for the financial services sector, AML

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments - Mar 2021

    Outsourcing, Liquidity, CBI markets update, AML

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • publication

    Progress on Irish gambling law reform ramping up

    Minister of State in the Department of Justice, James Browne, updated the cabinet this week on progress on the reform of Ireland's gambling laws.

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Irish defamation laws - an all island approach

    Long awaited and overdue reviews of defamation laws in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland are expected to gather pace in the coming months.

    Disputes