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  • COVID-19 guidance for employers in Northern Ireland: Furlough, flexibility and the future
    publication

    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
  • article

    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
    Article

    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
  • Article

    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
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    Ireland’s Competition Agency Publishes Annual Report

    Ireland's competition and consumer agency has just published its annual report. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission reviews the agency's activities during 2019.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Article

    What is State aid?

    The phrase "State Aid" is used every day in business. But the phrase has a technical meaning in European Union law. So what does the concept mean in EU law?

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Article

    Ireland inches closer to administrative fines regime

    Ireland’s government has said it will empower the country’s antitrust enforcer to fine companies for anticompetitive conduct, although it still faces significant opposition and constitutional challenges.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    UCITS & AIFMD Revisions: Draft Sustainability Directive and Regulation

    Amendments to the UCITS and AIFMD legislative frameworks have been proposed on sustainability risks and sustainability factors to be taken into account for UCITS and AIFMs. 

    Asset Management & Investment Funds