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    EBA consults on Draft Guidelines on sound remuneration policies under the Investment Firms Directive

    The European Banking Authority is consulting on Draft Guidelines on sound remuneration policies for investment firms under the Investment Firms Directive.

    Financial Regulation
  • Right to work checks - what you need to know
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    Right to work checks - what you need to know

    Ongoing COVID-19 restrictions and recent changes to the UK’s immigration system mean more than ever, it is crucial that employers are carrying out right to work checks correctly.

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • COVID-19: Guidance for businesses - health and safety response
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    COVID-19: Guidance for businesses - health and safety response

    Although Northern Ireland is currently under a strict lockdown with the NI executive urging businesses to allow staff to work from home wherever possible, it is essential that businesses have a plan in place for upholding health and safety standards.

    COVID-19 Belfast
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&A - Jan 2021

    Q&A of the month. What is the latest update on the impact of Brexit, in particular for Irish authorised UCITS and QIAIFs with UK management companies and investment managers?

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

    SFDR, Reverse Solicitation, Costs and Fees of UCITS, ETFs, ESMA AIFMD Leverage Guidelines for NCAs, ESMA Guidelines on outsourcing to cloud service providers

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

    Deadlines, ILP (Amendment) Act 2020, CBI markets updates.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Interpreting the EU Sanctions Blocking Regulation: opportunity for guidance

    Companies caught in the crossfire between US sanctions against Iran and the EU’s Blocking Regulation have found themselves in a precarious compliance zone. The combined effect of the reinstatement of US sanctions against Iran and the EU’s response in reactivating the Blocking Regulation have led to headaches for EU companies who have business exposure to both US and Iranian markets.

    White Collar Crime
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    EBA Discussion Paper on management and supervision of the ESG risks for credit institutions and investment firms

    The European Banking Authority is seeking responses to its Discussion Paper EBA/DP/2020/03. The Discussion Paper focuses on the management and supervision of ESG risks for credit institutions and investment firms. Interested parties have until 3 February 2021 to submit their comments. 

    Disputes
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    High Court quashes permission due to failure to comply with Water Framework Directive

    Peter Sweetman successfully challenged the Board's decision to grant planning permission for abstraction, on WFD grounds. The failure to have assigned a Water Framework Directive (WFD) status to the relevant water body meant the Board could not carry out a valid assessment and made it impossible for the Board to evaluate whether the proposed works were compliant with Article 4(1) of the WFD.

    Environmental & Planning
  • High Court to hear contested witness actions remotely during Level 5 restrictions
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    High Court to hear contested witness actions remotely during Level 5 restrictions

    The High Court has confirmed that the Courts will facilitate the listing of personal injuries cases for remote hearing during lockdown if all parties agree.

    COVID-19
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    Litigating with a UK entity post Brexit

    The Brexit transition period expired on 31 December 2020. From 1 January 2021 new rules apply when dealing with UK entities regarding which courts have jurisdiction to deal with disputes; how any UK court judgment can be enforced in Ireland and how to serve UK entities with Irish legal proceedings.

    Brexit
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    Energy and the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement

    As of 1 January 2021, the United Kingdom is no longer part of the EU's internal energy market and the framework for energy trading between the UK and the EU is governed by Title VIII of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

    Brexit