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    UK offshore electricity transmission review offers lessons for Ireland’s offshore wind sector

    The UK electricity regulator, Ofgem, has called for industry feedback on ways to improve coordination in offshore electricity transmission infrastructure. This feedback will inform a wider review of the UK's offshore transmission network, launched in July 2020.

    Climate Action
  • European Commission approves State aid for Irish beef sector
    Article

    European Commission approves State aid for Irish beef sector

    On 25 August 2020, the European Commission approved Ireland's plan to provide €50m worth of State aid to the Irish beef sector to address the impact of COVID-19.

    COVID-19
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    Restrictive covenants – a company may reasonably withhold consent on aesthetic grounds

    A recent Court of Appeal decision (89 Holland Park (Management) Limited -v- Hicks [2020] EWCA Civ 758) held that it was possible to object to a neighbour’s proposed works to land or property on aesthetic grounds, provided the refusal was reasonable.

    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Belfast
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    Aviation Finance & Leasing Trends & Developments 2020 - Ireland

    Marie O'Brien & David Berkery look at some of the key trends and developments in the aviation finance and leasing industry in Ireland such as talent, tax developments, aircraft leasing eco-system, ABS developments, climate action targets, and general market trends, and how they may shape the future of the industry.

    Aviation & Transport Finance
  • COVID-19 guidance for employers in Northern Ireland: Furlough, flexibility and the future
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    COVID-19 guidance for employers in Northern Ireland: Furlough, flexibility and the future

    Following the Northern Ireland assembly announcement on 20 August 2020, it has been confirmed that tightened restrictions are due to come into effect in Northern Ireland from early next week.

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • publication

    Low Carbon Benchmarks

    The Low Carbon Benchmarks Regulation amended the Benchmarks Regulation to introduce a new category of benchmarks and to provide for sustainability-related disclosures for all benchmarks. 

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Cybersecurity: CBI expectations for funds and fund service providers

    An increase in remote working has brought with it an increase in cybersecurity risks.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • article

    Guide to Structured Finance and Securitisation Law in Ireland 2020/21

    The Q&A provides an overview of the Irish securitisation markets and legal regimes.

    Capital Markets - Debt
  • EU approval for Irish €2bn COVID-19 loan guarantee programme
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    EU approval for Irish €2bn COVID-19 loan guarantee programme

    On 14 August 2020, the European Commission approved, under the EU State aid rules, a €2bn loan guarantee programme by Ireland to support businesses affected by COVID-19.

    COVID-19
  • Article

    Brexit: Everyone is at 6s and 7s…Let the seventh round (or the sixth) commence….

    On 13 August 2020, the European Commission and the UK Government published the agenda for the seventh round of the UK-EU Future Relationship Agreement. This round will be held between 18 and 21 August 2020 in Brussels.

    Brexit
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    Cash, card or competition? - The European Payments Initiative for retail payments

    A group of 16 major European banks has announced the implementation phase of a new unified payment scheme and solution called the European Payments Initiative (EPI).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Update on possible additional powers for Irish Competition Agency

    On 12 August 2020, Ireland's Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation published a press release about a meeting between: (a) the Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Companies Regulation, Robert Troy TD and (b) Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).

    EU, Competition & Procurement