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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Food for Thought: Unfair Trading Practices in the Agricultural and Food Supply Chain

    In this publication we look at the principal features of the UTP Regulations, as well as the manner in which they will be impacted by the enactment of the Agricultural and Food Supply Chain Bill 2022 (Bill).

    ESG & Sustainability
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    State aid: Ukrainian crisis and State aid to hauliers

    On 27 April 2022, the European Commission approved Irish State aid worth €18m to support the road haulage sector given the Ukrainian crisis.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Coming of Age: Proposed Reforms of European Product Safety laws

    On 19 January 2022, the European Parliament published its draft amendments to the European Commission's proposed General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR).

    Disputes
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    The Consumer Rights Bill 2022: a New Landscape

    The publication of the Consumer Rights Bill (the Bill) on 22 April 2022 is a major step which is likely to lead to a significant reshape of the consumer law framework in this jurisdiction.

    Disputes
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    Companies (Covid-19) Act extended to end of 2022

    In a welcome development, the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment (the DETE) has announced the extension of the temporary provisions of the Companies (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Covid-19) Act 2020 (the Act) until 31 December 2022.

    Corporate & M&A
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    Concurrent wrongdoers and debt recovery – clarity from the Court of Appeal

    In a recent important judgment (Ulster Bank DAC and Ors v McDonagh and Ors [2022] IECA 87), the Court of Appeal (the Court) confirmed that the Civil Liability Act, 1961 (the CLA) does not apply to debt recovery cases as they are not considered actions for "damages".

    Disputes
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    Navigating contentious annual general meetings

    Annual General Meetings (AGMs) can be challenging as the shareholders of a company get to voice their concerns on how the business is being run.

    Corporate & M&A
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments – April 2022

    UCITS SFDR sustainability revisions, SFDR, MMFR, ETFs, liquidity, data privacy, AML

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments –  April 2022

    June 2022 filing deadline for PCF roles, Beneficial Ownership, Sanctions

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    The EU Work-Life Balance Directive in Ireland: Details of legislation published

    Hot on the tails of the recent general scheme of the Right to Request Remote Working Bill and against the backdrop of many workplaces implementing new hybrid working models, the Irish government has published details of the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill 2022.

    Employment
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    CBI’s cross-industry guidance on outsourcing and its impact from a practical perspective

    This ALG Soundbite provides information on outsourcing, with a particular focus on Central Bank of Ireland's cross-industry guidance on outsourcing and its impact, from a practical perspective, on regulated firms. 

    Financial Regulation
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    Overview of the EBA’s final draft regulatory technical standards on the risk retention requirements for securitisations

    As highlighted in our recent insight on CBI financial regulation priorities for 2022, the European Banking Authority (EBA), as expected, has now published its final draft Regulatory Technical Standards (New RTS) specifying the requirements for originators, sponsors and original lenders related to risk retention as laid down in Regulation (EU) 2017/2402 (Securitisation Regulation), as amended by...

    Capital Markets - Debt