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Legal Updates & Insights

  • Article

    Green leases – where are we now?

    In this article, we reflect on the use of green lease clauses within the Irish property market. Considering the recent developments in this area, we provide a series of practical considerations for parties in negotiating these clauses.

    ESG & Sustainability
  • Article

    Navigating the carbon offsets maze: emerging standards and regulation

    This article explores the expanding voluntary carbon market - identifying the opportunities these products present, and the challenges faced by investors in navigating the varying standards and accreditations.

    Energy & Natural Resources
  • Article

    Article 8 and 9 no more? Commission proposes potential SFDR overhaul

    In this article, we provide an overview of the targeted consultation on the Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • article

    A year in review – top ten whistleblowing queries in 2023

    Ireland’s whistleblowing regime has changed significantly following the transposition of the EU Whistleblowing Directive earlier this year. Read more about the top queries we received from clients during the first year of the new whistleblowing regime here.

    Employment
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    Major changes to legal migration announced

    Home Secretary James Cleverly has revealed the government’s plans to reduce legal net migration, including major changes to skilled worker visa salary thresholds and a curb on migrant workers bringing their dependants to the UK. Read more

    Belfast
  • publication

    Far-reaching changes to Irish merger control and competition law in Ireland

    The far-reaching changes to Irish merger control and competition law in Ireland under the Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 have now come into force.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • article

    FDI Screening of Third Country Transactions Act 2023 Q&A

    The Irish Government has published the long awaited Screening of Third Country Transactions Bill 2022 which will introduce a screening regime for foreign direct investments in Ireland by parties established in third countries.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments – November 2023

    ESMA speech, AIFMD II, ESMA notes on aspects of the EU sustainable finance framework, ESMA USSP of cyber risk and digital resilience, AML/CFT/FS.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments – November 2023

    Year-end deadlines, CBI deadlines, IAF, F&P, ELTIFs, AIFMD Q&A: loan origination, ILPs, subsidiaries: PRIIPs KID, CBI speeches, CBI markets updates.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Final Guidance on the IAF – what you need to know

    Recently, the CBI published its finalised Guidance on the Individual Accountability Framework, along with three sets of draft Regulations and its feedback statement on the Consultation on the draft Guidance, outlining a number of substantive changes to aspects of the IAF, including SEAR. Read our Publication here.

    Individual Accountability Framework
  • article

    Planning and Development Bill 2023 published

    After months of pre-legislative scrutiny, the long awaited Planning and Development Bill 2023 was published on 21 November. Read more here.

    Environmental & Planning
  • article

    Central Bank of Ireland publishes final Guidance on the Individual Accountability Framework

    The CBI has published its finalised Guidance on the Individual Accountability Framework, three sets of draft Regulations and its feedback statement on the Consultation on the draft Guidance.

    Financial Regulation