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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Political agreement reached on the EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation - European Commission oversight of non-EU subsidies

    On 30 June 2022, the Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional political agreement on the regulation on foreign subsidies distorting the EU’s internal market (the Regulation).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    The Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 – Disclosure of Deductions from Claim Settlements

    In previous commentary, we noted that the Commencement Order of the Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 (the Act) was signed on 7 July 2022, commencing most provisions.

    Insurance & Reinsurance
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    “Land war in Europe” was ground for extending examinership

    To assist companies under pressure during the pandemic, the government extended the time period within which companies may be protected from 100 days to 150 days, provided the company can demonstrate “exceptional circumstances” for needing additional time.

    Corporate & M&A
  • Article

    High Court ruling on the exercise of discretion in granting statutory injunctions under section 99H of the EPA Act 1992

    On 16 March 2022, Ms Justice Phelan, delivered judgment in the High Court in Harte Peat LTD -v- Environment Protection Agency & Ors [2022] IEHC 148.

    Environmental & Planning
  • publication

    The EU Foreign Subsidies Regulation - European Commission oversight of non-EU subsidies

    On 30 June 2022, the Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional political agreement on the regulation on foreign subsidies distorting the EU’s internal market (Regulation).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • publication

    ESMA report on the CSA on costs and fees for investment funds

    ESMA published a report on the Common Supervisory Action on costs and fees for investment funds. The Common Supervisory Action (on UCITS) was carried out with National Competent Authorities during 2021.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Regulation of gambling advertising in focus: Oireachtas produces detailed paper

    On 14 July 2022, Oireachtas Senior Parliamentary Researchers Eoin McLoughlin and Emily Heery published a research paper on the 'Regulation of Gambling Advertising'. It comes ahead of the publication of the forthcoming Gambling Regulation Bill and considers some of the key issues impacting gambling advertising in Ireland.

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
  • Article

    The Sick Leave Act 2022 has been signed into law

    The Sick Leave Act 2022 was signed into law by the President on the 20 July 2022 and provides for statutory sick pay for the first time in Irish Law.  It is expected that an Order for commencement of the Act will issue shortly. 

    Employment
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    The EU Whistleblowing Directive: Transposition in Ireland is imminent

    In our publication the EU Whistleblowing Directive: Blowing the whistle means added compliance for employers we outlined in detail the main provisions of the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022 (the Bill) and what it will mean in practice.

    Employment
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    Manufacturers of certain foods asked to reformulate nutritional content of products by 2025

    The Food Reformulation Taskforce of the Department of Health and Food Safety Authority of Ireland has published 40 categories of food and beverage products for reformulation by certain manufacturers.

    Disputes
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    New cartel leniency programme in Ireland

    New cartel leniency programme in Ireland - Key points in the Act.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Merger control and the Competition (Amendment) Act 2022

    Merger control and the Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 - Key points in the Act.

    EU, Competition & Procurement