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    Brexit: Investment funds toolkit

    The EU and UK concluded a Trade and Cooperation Agreement effective from 1 January 2021. There is little in it for financial services and the implications for Irish regulated investment funds are, for the moment at least, effectively the same as if there had been no-deal.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Central Bank Focus on Individual Accountability in 2020

    The Central Bank's Individual Accountability Framework is much-anticipated, with draft heads of Bill originally promised for year-end 2019. Although the Bill is on the government's legislative programme, no draft has been published as yet.

    Financial Regulation
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    EBA consults on Draft Guidelines in internal governance under the Investment Firms Directive

    The European Banking Authority is consulting on Draft Guidelines on internal governance for investment firms categorised as Class 2 firms under the Investment Firms Directive.

    Financial Regulation
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    Establishment of the Irish Gambling Regulator in 2021

    An optimistic start to 2021 for the Irish gambling industry, with recent media reports indicating that the long awaited Gambling Regulator will be established by the summer of 2021.

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
  • Article

    Public consultation to review aspects of Irish Competition & Merger Control Law

    Ireland's Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment – the Irish Government's business ministry – has commenced a public consultation to review certain aspects of competition law in Ireland.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    ALG contributes to the IBA Taxes Committee submission to the OECD regarding the blueprints

    On 12 October 2020, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on BEPS released the Pillar One and Pillar Two Blueprints, together with a public consultation document seeking stakeholder input on the Blueprints.

    Tax
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    Consultation on the BEPS 2.0 blueprints

    What could be the final public consultation meeting on the BEPS 2.0 blueprints will be held this week on 14 and 15 January 2021.

    Tax
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    New fraud offences on the way in 2021

    The Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) (Amendment) Bill is working its way through the Oireachtas at the moment

    Disputes
  • Extension of COVID-19 company law measures
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    Extension of COVID-19 company law measures

    The "interim period" of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 (the 2020 Act) has been extended to 9 June 2021. The Act makes temporary amendments to the Companies Act 2014 and the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1893 to address issues arising as a result of COVID-19.

    Corporate and M&A
  • COVID-19 vaccinations: Key considerations for employers
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    COVID-19 vaccinations: Key considerations for employers

    On 15 December 2020, the Minister for Health announced Ireland’s National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy. The first vaccine was approved for use on 21 December 2020, with the first dose administered in Ireland on 29 December 2020.

    COVID-19
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    Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 (Sale and Supply of Alcohol Products) Regulations 2020 comes into effect

    The Public Health (Alcohol) Act 2018 (Sale and Supply of Alcohol Products) Regulations 2020 (the Regulations) came into effect on 11 January 2020.

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance Dec 2020

    Domestically, the CBI published an interim report of its differential pricing review, its quarterly insurance letter for Q4 2020, and the CBI webpage on the Temporary Run-off Regime is now live; At European level, EIOPA published a report on sanctions under the Insurance Distribution Directive.

    Financial Regulation