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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds Mar 2022

    Domestically, the Irish Funds has met with the CBI on the implications of Russian sanctions. At European level, ESMA has issued a summary of its supervisory and coordination activity in response to the war in Ukraine and a study analysing the performance of actively managed funds.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance Mar 2022

    Domestically, the CBI has implemented new Insurance Regulations, published the latest issue of its Insurance Quarterly Newsletter and released its latest insurance corporation statistics. At European level, EIOPA has published recommendations on insurance stress test, its February 2022 technical information for Solvency II

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

    Domestically, the Consumer Protection (Regulation of Retail Credit and Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2021 has passed all stages; At European level, the ESAs have updated their joint supervisory statement on the application of the SFDR and issued a warning to consumers on the risks of crypto-assets.

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

    Domestically, the CBI and IOSCO have published a report on retail market conduct issues; At European level, ESMA has published its final report on guidelines on certain aspects of the MiFID II remuneration requirements, and its assessment and recommendations on the EC's MiFIR review proposal.

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

    Domestically, the CBI has announced the countercyclical capital buffer rate and published its response to the European Commission targeted consultation on improving the EU's macroprudential framework; At European level, the EBA has published reports on competent authorities' approaches to the AML/CFT supervision of banks, and on developing a framework for sustainable securitisation.

    Finance
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    Individual accountability in financial services: report on pre-legislative scrutiny of the Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill 2021

    The Joint Committee on Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform and Taoiseach (Committee) recently published its Report on Pre-Legislative Scrutiny of the General Scheme of the Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill 2021 (the General Scheme).

    Financial Regulation
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    Artificial Intelligence for court discovery: are we being left behind?

    Relativity, the world's largest and most ubiquitous eDiscovery software platform, have announced that Technology Assisted Review (TAR) 1.0 is no longer to be supported by the platform. By September 2022 this AI technology will no longer be available to Relativity users.

    ALG Solutions
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    CBI financial regulation priorities for 2022

    Recent speeches by Central Bank of Ireland's Governor, Director General Financial Conduct and Director of Financial Regulation have given a clear direction of travel on Irish financial regulatory priorities for 2022.

    Financial Regulation
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    EU AML package: the current state of play

    In July of last year, the European Commission announced a package of legislative proposals designed to strengthen the EU's framework of laws on anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT).

    All (Dublin Only)
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    Shareholder oppression: flexible approach of the Irish courts

    In the recent case of Mascarenhas v Karim and Anor, the Court of Appeal upheld a High Court finding of shareholder oppression under section 212 of the Companies Act 2014 (the 2014 Act).

    Corporate and M&A
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    New Northern Irish employee right: Paid domestic abuse leave

    The Northern Irish Assembly has passed the Domestic Abuse (Safe Leave) Bill entitling victims of domestic abuse to at least 10 days paid leave each year to deal with domestic abuse issues.

    Belfast
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    The Corporate Governance Law Review 2022 - Ireland

    In the latest edition of The Corporate Governance Review, Corporate partner Paul White and Knowledge lawyer Michelle McLoughlin provide an insight into the corporate governance regime in Ireland.

    Corporate Governance & Compliance