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  • EDPB issues statement on restrictions on data subject rights during COVID-19
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    EDPB issues statement on restrictions on data subject rights during COVID-19

    The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has adopted a statement on restrictions on data subject rights in connection with the state of emergency in Member States. The EDPB emphasises that, despite the international crisis, the GDPR remains applicable and allows an efficient response to the pandemic, while still protecting fundamental rights and freedoms.

    Commercial & Technology
  • EBA issues guidelines on loan origination and monitoring
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    EBA issues guidelines on loan origination and monitoring

    On 29 May 2020, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published its final report on the Guidelines on Loan Origination and Monitoring (the Guidelines). The Guidelines specify the internal governance arrangements for institutions in relation to the granting and monitoring of credit facilities.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: NI Construction and Insolvency update
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    COVID-19: NI Construction and Insolvency update

    The Supreme Court decision in Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (In Liquidation -v- Michael J Lonsdale Electrical Ltd handed down on 17 June 2020 is both timely and significant given the “new normal” that we are all now operating within.

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • Article

    Brexit: EU and UK see eye-to-eye on video conference but no-one can see way out of logjam (just yet)

    On 15 June 2020, almost four years after the UK voted to leave the EU, there was a video conference between the Presidents of the European Council, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Prime Minister of the UK.

    Brexit
  • COVID-19: Practical guidance on remote hearings in Northern Ireland
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    COVID-19: Practical guidance on remote hearings in Northern Ireland

    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has had an unimaginable impact on day to day life. Our local government has implemented unprecedented measures as all industries adapt to events that change on a daily basis.

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • Article

    Pharmaceutical: European Commission launches consultation on safe and affordable medicines

    On 16 June 2020, the European Commission launched a consultation on a new EU strategy to improve and accelerate patients’ access to safe and affordable medicines and to support innovation in the EU pharmaceutical industry.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Returning to the workplace: What should employers be considering?
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    Returning to the workplace: What should employers be considering?

    The Irish government's Roadmap for Re-opening Society and Business sets out the plan for a gradual easing of lockdown restrictions.

    COVID-19
  • State aid can have a long tail
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    State aid can have a long tail

    As businesses across the EU are receiving State aid due to the COVID-19 crisis, it is worth recalling a decision made by the European Commission on 8 May 2020 dealing with a decision made in 2011 to approve State aid to credit unions in Ireland.

    COVID-19
  • Article

    Brexit: The fog is now clear – the UK is not extending the transition period

    Until now, it was possible, but not very likely, that the UK would seek an extension of the Brexit transition period beyond the current deadline of 31 December 2020.

    Brexit
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    Undue costs - Pricing process for UCITS and AIFs

    National regulators will expect a written pricing process to be developed in respect of UCITS and AIFs. This is if the ESMA proposal of 4 June 2020 directed at national regulators is implemented.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Brexit: What is the significance of 30 June 2020?

    The UK left the EU on 31 January last. Since then, for example, the UK no longer has members of the European Parliament, ministers attending EU council meetings or the right to nominate judges or commissioners to the EU Court of Justice or the Commission respectively.

    Brexit
  • COVID-19: New debt recovery measures
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    COVID-19: New debt recovery measures

    What new measures have been introduced by the UK government to provide further support to commercial tenants struggling to pay rent?

    COVID-19 Belfast