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Legal Updates & Insights

  • 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
  • Article

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

    CBI markets update, DAC2, CRS & FATCA, COVID-19: CBI expectations for Fund Service Provider on-site visits, IFD and IFR.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&A - June 2020

    Q&A of the month. Are Irish Funds and other Irish Regulated Financial Service Providers (Designated Persons) obliged to notify the CBI where a beneficial owner of the Designated Person is convicted of certain offences?

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • COVID-19: Key points for a side letter for UK commercial landlords and tenants
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    COVID-19: Key points for a side letter for UK commercial landlords and tenants

    The UK government recently announced that it is extending the emergency provision for tenants having difficulty paying rent on commercial leases as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • Article

    The Investment Firm Directive and Regulation

    The EU's Investment Firms Directive (IFD) and Investment Firms Regulation (IFR) will put in place a new prudential framework for MiFID-authorised investment firms (Investment Firms).  The new framework will aim to ensure the safe functioning of Investment Firms and to ensure that they properly manage customer and market risk.

    Financial Regulation
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    Commission for Regulation of Utilities publishes ECP-2 Decision

    The Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) published its ECP-2 Decision on 10 June 2020

    Energy & Natural Resources
  • Data centres - Ireland market update
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    Data centres - Ireland market update

    This market update looks at the recent impact of COVID-19 on the Data centres sector and also gives a brief explanation of the concept of ‘flexible demand’...

    COVID-19
  • Article

    EU proposal on foreign subsidies and its place in an evolving EU policy framework

    The European Commission (Commission) adopted a White Paper on 17 June 2020 dealing with the distortive effects caused by foreign subsidies in the Single Market (White Paper). The White Paper is designed to assist the Commission in preparing for EU legislative proposals to deal with such effects.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • EDPB issues statement on restrictions on data subject rights during COVID-19
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    EDPB issues statement on restrictions on data subject rights during COVID-19

    The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has adopted a statement on restrictions on data subject rights in connection with the state of emergency in Member States. The EDPB emphasises that, despite the international crisis, the GDPR remains applicable and allows an efficient response to the pandemic, while still protecting fundamental rights and freedoms.

    Commercial & Technology
  • EBA issues guidelines on loan origination and monitoring
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    EBA issues guidelines on loan origination and monitoring

    On 29 May 2020, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its final report on the Guidelines on Loan Origination and Monitoring (the Guidelines). The Guidelines specify the internal governance arrangements for institutions in relation to the granting and monitoring of credit facilities.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: NI Construction and Insolvency update
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    COVID-19: NI Construction and Insolvency update

    The Supreme Court decision in Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation -v- Michael J Lonsdale Electrical Ltd handed down on 17 June 2020 is both timely and significant given the “new normal” that we are all now operating within.

    COVID-19 Belfast