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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms Mar 2020

    Domestically, the second Shareholders' Rights Directive has come into effect in Irish law; At European level ESMA has issued recommendations for financial market participants in light of COVID-19. ESMA has...

    Finance
  • Article

    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking Mar 2020

    Domestically, a range of banking measures have been announced in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, to support customers, businesses, and the wider economy. Euronext Brussels has been designated as...

    Finance
  • COVID-19 - Guidance for Landlords and Tenants of Commercial Premises in Northern Ireland
    Article

    COVID-19 - Guidance for Landlords and Tenants of Commercial Premises in Northern Ireland

    Many businesses have closed their premises voluntarily in recent weeks, with more still told to do so as emergency legislation was rushed through, in the hope of limiting the spread...

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • COVID-19 Income Supports
    Article

    COVID-19 Income Supports

    In response to the effect of COVID-19 on Irish businesses the Government, and in particular the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection (DEASP), introduced a range of financial measures to...

    COVID-19
  •  COVID-19: Remote Mediation - Business as usual in the face of COVID-19
    Article

    COVID-19: Remote Mediation - Business as usual in the face of COVID-19

    The rapid spread of COVID-19 has had extraordinarily far reaching ramifications for all sectors of industry, not least the legal system.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Irish consumer agency reminds businesses about the need to inform consumers early of payment methods
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    COVID-19: Irish consumer agency reminds businesses about the need to inform consumers early of payment methods

    Consumer protection law in Ireland is mainly enforced by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). On 2 April 2020, the CCPC issued an alert entitled  "COVID-19 Business Reminder – Payment Methods".

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Commercial landlords and tenants for NI & UK – points to consider when normality returns
    Article

    COVID-19: Commercial landlords and tenants for NI & UK – points to consider when normality returns

    A week seems like a long time for a large part of the population staying at home and for those key workers continuing to provide lifesaving services during the COVID-19...

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • COVID-19: European Commission publishes guidance on Public Procurement
    Article

    COVID-19: European Commission publishes guidance on Public Procurement

    Public bodies across the globe urgently require essential goods and services to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. The European Commission has published helpful guidance which acknowledges that direct award of contracts...

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Implications for the Northern Ireland Energy Sector
    Article

    COVID-19: Implications for the Northern Ireland Energy Sector

    The NI Department of Health published regulations on Saturday imposing new restrictions on businesses in Northern Ireland.

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • COVID-19: Summary of the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (COVID-19) Act 2020
    Article

    COVID-19: Summary of the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (COVID-19) Act 2020

    Many individuals and businesses contending with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic should be aware of some of the emergency measures being put in place to protect the public from the economic...

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Central Bank Statement on Essential Services
    Article

    COVID-19: Central Bank Statement on Essential Services

    Irish financial services firms will be aware of the fact that banking and financial services are considered essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic under guidance published by the Department of...

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: The EU Responds
    Article

    COVID-19: The EU Responds

    The European Union has faced various tests in recent years. COVID-19 is testing the EU's responses in both new and well-tried ways. It is useful to take an overview of...

    COVID-19