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Legal Updates & Insights

  • article

    The CBI’s perspective on focal points for the Irish insurance sector  

    In a recent speech at Insurance Ireland's annual industry lunch, the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland Gabriel Makhlouf, set out the key areas of CBI focus in respect of the insurance sector.

    ESG & Sustainability
  • publication

    Proposed directive on corporate sustainability due diligence

    The European Commission recently published its long-awaited proposal for a directive on corporate sustainability due diligence (the Proposed Directive) to address the human rights and environmental impacts of global value chains. 

    Corporate & M&A
  • publication

    Change is underway: Breaking down the planned reforms to Ireland’s Civil Litigation Regime

    In 2020, the Administration of Civil Justice Review Group's Report made recommendations to Government underlining the need for significant changes to the administration of justice in Ireland through the operation of the civil Courts.

    Disputes
  • audio

    Issues arising on the implementation of a binding Shareholders Settlement Agreement lead to High Court proceedings

    A dispute among siblings in respect of shares in the family cinema business resulted in the recent High Court decision of Kennedy & Others v Ward [2022] IEHC 158.

    Corporate & M&A
  • article

    Gender Diversity on Boards - The long road to parity

    The European Commission recently welcomed the political agreement reached between the European Parliament and Council on a proposed directive aimed at improving the gender balance among directors of publicly listed companies (the Directive).

    Corporate & M&A
  • article

    REPower EU Plan

    The REPowerEU Plan (the Plan) was issued by the European Commission on 18 May 2022.

    Environmental & Planning
  • article

    PSD3 – key developments

    Further to the launch of the European Commission's (Commission) Digital Finance Strategy and Retail Payments Strategy in September 2020, the Commission recently opened three consultations to progress these strategies and in particular to progress its review of the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and its work on open finance:

    Financial Regulation
  • article

    High Potential Individual visa: If your name’s on the list you can come in

    In reshaping the UK immigration system, the government consistently referenced a desire to attract the 'best and brightest' migrant talent to benefit the UK workforce.

    Belfast
  • video

    Northern Ireland employment focus on Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG)

    In this video Gareth Walls, Partner and Head of ALG's Belfast Employment & Incentives team discusses the importance of ESG for businesses and what employers and employees need to be aware of.

    ESG & Sustainability
  • article

    European Commission issues REPowerEU Plan

    The REPowerEU Plan (the Plan) was issued by the European Commission on 18 May 2022. The Plan responds to the disruption in the global energy market caused by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, by seeking to rapidly reduce the EU's dependence on Russian fossil fuels and speeding up the oncoming green transition.

    Environmental & Planning
  • publication

    Gender pay gap reporting: The devil is in the detail

    On 3 June 2022, the long-awaited gender pay gap reporting regulations were published.

    Employment
  • video

    The Climate Change Act in Northern Ireland

    The new Climate Change Act will commit Northern Ireland to a target of 80% renewable electricity by 2030 and carbon net zero by 2050.

    Climate Action