Legal Updates & Insights: P690 -A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Updates & Insights

  • Article

    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking May 2020

    Domestically, the CBI updated the regulatory flexibility measures it had adopted in response to COVID-19. The CBI has also published research on the impact of COVID-19 on credit conditions; At...

    Financial Regulation
  • Article

    The European Commission’s proposal for a new competition tool in the digital age

    On 2 June 2020, the European Commission (Commission) launched a public consultation on the need for a possible new EU competition tool through the use of remedies to address evolving structural competition...

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • COVID-19 and Irish Merger Control – The “Failing Firm” Defence
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    COVID-19 and Irish Merger Control – The “Failing Firm” Defence

    With COVID-19 and its effect on the Irish (and wider global) economy, firms are experiencing significant economic challenges. As a result, stronger firms may become well-positioned to acquire ailing firms.

    COVID-19
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    Irish Investment Funds - business in a pandemic

    Regulated funds and fund service providers established in Ireland have been operating under business continuity measures for over two months now.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    EBA Report on the Cum-Ex dividend arbitrage controversy

    Banks, brokers and private wealth managers (and their Compliance Officers and PCFs) should take note of the report recently published by the European Banking Authority (EBA) following its inquiry into...

    Disputes
  • Article

    Belgian DPA issues €50,000 fine for DPO’s conflicting company roles

    The Belgian Data Protection Authority (Belgian DPA) recently imposed a €50,000 fine on a large telecommunications operator (the company), for failing to comply with the GDPR in relation to the appointment...

    Commercial & Technology
  • Article

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

    Liquidity risks and tools, ESG, ESMA on half yearly reporting, conduct of business obligations and risk dashboard, FSB cyber consultation, DAC6, AML/CTF. ESMA consultation on guidelines on outsourcing to...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments - May 2020

    CBI Markets Update, Financial Crime Risk.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&A - May 2020

    Q&A of the month. Over two months into the COVID-19 pandemic, what have we learned about the governance, contingency planning and risk issues for regulated investment funds and regulated...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • COVID-19: Use of competition law to tackle price gouging in an emergency environment
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    COVID-19: Use of competition law to tackle price gouging in an emergency environment

    In crises and emergencies such as COVID-19, storms, disasters and product shortages, there are often discussions about alleged "price gouging". The putting into effect of unjustifiable price increases during the...

    COVID-19
  • Contact Tracing Apps – A Privacy Primer
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    Contact Tracing Apps – A Privacy Primer

    As part of their lockdown exit strategy, governments around the world are launching Apps with contact tracing functions.

    Commercial & Technology
  • COVID-19: Impact on Competition / Antitrust Law
    publication

    COVID-19: Impact on Competition / Antitrust Law

    The COVID-19 Crisis has had a very significant impact on competition/antitrust law. Already, it has influenced aspects of the practice of competition law in ways that no other crisis...

    COVID-19