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Legal Updates & Insights

  • COVID-19: Irish competition agency says businesses must decide pricing independently
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    COVID-19: Irish competition agency says businesses must decide pricing independently

    On 1 July 2020, as the Irish economy was re-opening after the COVID-19 lockdown, Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection (CCPC) warned businesses to act independently when setting prices and charges.

    COVID-19
  • Article

    Greening of Public Procurement

    It comes as no surprise that the Programme for Government agreed by Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party (the Programme) features green elements across a variety of policy headings.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Article

    State aid inequalities may curb recovery

    You reap what you sow. What will be the consequences of countries across the EU pumping trillions of euro into businesses because of the Covid Crisis? What are the lessons which we should learn and apply?

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Looking Forward: Updated guidance for employers on the Job Retention Scheme and Return to Work
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    Looking Forward: Updated guidance for employers on the Job Retention Scheme and Return to Work

    On the first 1 July the UK Government implemented its Flexible Furlough Scheme in an effort to accommodate the re-opening of businesses across the UK.

    COVID-19 Belfast
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    Department of Finance Consultation paper on the Investment Firms Directive

    Investment firms will be aware that we are twelve months away from the implementation of the Investment Firms Directive and the Investment Firms Regulation...

    Disputes
  • publication

    Sectoral wage setting declared unconstitutional - Back to the drawing board?

    The High Court has upheld a claim brought by the National Electrical Contractors of Ireland...

    Employment
  • Article

    Unit Trust and ICAV register of beneficial ownership

    The next step has been taken to establish a Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles and Unit Trusts. The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) is expected to establish the Register of Beneficial Ownership of Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles and Unit Trusts under Irish legislation that came into effect on 25 June 2020.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    ESG in 2020: What’s relevant for UCITS Managers and AIFMs? Updated 1 July

    A look at ESG-related policy, regulatory and legislative developments at EU level and their relevance for the asset management and investment funds sector.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    EDPB’s register of one-stop-shop decisions now live

    The register of one-stop-shop decisions is now live on the EDPB website. It contains access to summaries and final decisions adopted by the Lead Supervisory Authorities (LSAs), working together with other concerned authorities.

    Commercial & Technology
  • Article

    DPC publishes Regulatory Activities Report for 2018-2020

    The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has published a two year Regulatory Activities Report, which reviews the range of its regulatory tasks from 25 May 2018 to 25 May 2020.

    Commercial & Technology
  • DPC Guidance on Return to Work Safely Protocol
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    DPC Guidance on Return to Work Safely Protocol

    In recent weeks, employers have been busy implementing the recommendations set out in the Government’s Return to Work Safely Protocol, in preparation for employees returning to the workplace. 

    COVID-19
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments - June 2020

    Pricing process for UCITS and AIFs, UCITS & AIFMD revisions- Sustainability proposals, ESG: The Taxonomy Regulation, AIFMD update, ESMA Work Programme, EMIR Refit, CMU proposals, MMF reporting, COVID 19-ESMA, AML/CTF

    Asset Management & Investment Funds