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    Cash, card or competition? - The European Payments Initiative for retail payments

    A group of 16 major European banks has announced the implementation phase of a new unified payment scheme and solution called the European Payments Initiative (EPI).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Update on possible additional powers for Irish Competition Agency

    On 12 August 2020, Ireland's Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation published a press release about a meeting between: (a) the Minister for Trade Promotion, Digital and Companies Regulation, Robert Troy TD and (b) Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Ireland’s Competition Agency Publishes Annual Report

    Ireland's competition and consumer agency has just published its annual report. The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission reviews the agency's activities during 2019.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    What is State aid?

    The phrase "State Aid" is used every day in business. But the phrase has a technical meaning in European Union law. So what does the concept mean in EU law?

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Ireland inches closer to administrative fines regime

    Ireland’s government has said it will empower the country’s antitrust enforcer to fine companies for anticompetitive conduct, although it still faces significant opposition and constitutional challenges.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    UCITS & AIFMD Revisions: Draft Sustainability Directive and Regulation

    Amendments to the UCITS and AIFMD legislative frameworks have been proposed on sustainability risks and sustainability factors to be taken into account for UCITS and AIFMs. 

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Regulatory approaches to COVID-19
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    Regulatory approaches to COVID-19

    By dramatically curtailing many economic activities in Ireland and across the world, COVID-19 has had significant consequences for consumers and financial service providers.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Analysis of CBI business interruption insurance supervisory framework
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    COVID-19: Analysis of CBI business interruption insurance supervisory framework

    Following political and media focus on insurers' approach to COVID-19 business interruption claims, the Central Bank of Ireland has published its COVID-19 and Business Interruption Insurance Supervisory Framework.

    COVID-19
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance July 2020

    Domestically, the CBI published an updated guidance note on completing an application for authorisation as a retail intermediary; At European level, the European Commission has launched a public consultation as part of its review of the key elements of Solvency II.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds July 2020

    Domestically, the CBI has published a notice of intention in relation to the application of the ESMA guidelines on liquidity stress testing in UCITS and AIFs; At European level, the European Commission has published an updated notice to stakeholders concerning Brexit and EU rules in the area of post-trade financial services.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral July 2020

    Domestically, there was strong focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the financial sector generally, in the immediate and longer term, as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the wider economy; At European level, the European Commission also published a roadmap for sustainable finance.

    Financial Regulation
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms July 2020

    Domestically, the CBI has published its regular markets update; At European level, ESMA postponed a number of implementation dates due to COVID-19, such as the implementation date for the CSDR settlement scheme. ESMA also published a number of reports and updates as the half-year mark has passed.

    Financial Regulation