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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance Feb 2022

    In domestic news, the CBI issued its final guidance on the use of service companies in the insurance sector and the CCPC published its report on private motor insurance investigation....

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral Feb 2022

    In domestic news, the Ireland for Finance Action Plan 2022, Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022 and the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022 were published this month. At a European level; the European Commission presents...

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms Feb 2022

    In domestic news, amendments to the general reporting requirements for investment firms have come into effect. At a European level; ESMA has published a supervisory briefing on the use of...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking Feb 2022

    In domestic news, new AML regulations have entered into force, and the CBI has informed banks that improvements to their customer support phone lines are required. At a European level;...

    Finance
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    Hospitality and licensing update - Second phase of liquor licensing modernisation to come into force

    With the first phase of the modernisation of Northern Ireland's liquor licensing regime having entered force in October 2021, the second phase of the planned reforms in the Licensing and Registration...

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Gambling Regulatory Authority of Ireland - a step closer

    The reform of Irish gambling laws is picking up pace following the publication of the General Scheme of the Gambling Regulation Bill on 21 October 2021 with two key developments. 

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
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    Gender Pay Gap Reporting in 2022: International Women’s Day update

    The Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 was signed into law last year, but regulations prescribing the details and requirements associated with the publication of the information are still awaited.

    Employment, Pensions & Incentives
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    Proposed directive on corporate sustainability due diligence

    The European Commission has published its long-awaited Proposal for a directive on corporate sustainability due diligence (the Directive) to address the human rights and environmental impacts of global value chains.

    Corporate Governance & Compliance
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    Competition law dawn raids and surveillance in Ireland – What would the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022 change?

    If enacted as currently drafted, the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022 (Bill) would give effect to Directive (EU) 2019/1 (i.e. ECN+) by further empowering the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC)) to...

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Overseas entities to register with Companies House before buying, selling or securing UK land

    An upcoming change in law, which has been in the pipeline for many years but has received renewed focus in light of the current situation in Ukraine and associated sanctions...

    Corporate and M&A Belfast
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    European Union sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine - Application to the aviation industry

    On 25 February 2022, the EU adopted a package of sanctions in response to Russia's attack on Ukraine. This second package builds on, and significantly expands, the first package of sanctions adopted...

    Aviation & Transport Finance
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments – Feb 2022

    MMFs, SFDR, Taxonomy, MiFID, ID, UCITS, AIFMD, ESMA's Sustainable Finance Roadmap, ESMA report on the AIF sector and AIF exposures to CRE, CBDF, ESMA TRV, EU list of high risk...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds