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    EDPB issue updated guidelines on consent

    The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published updated Guidelines 05/2020 on Consent under the GDPR, replacing the previous Article 29 Working Party Consent Guidelines published in April 2018.

    Commercial & Technology
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    Irish Data Protection Commission issues first GDPR fine

    The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has issued its first fine under the GDPR. Tusla, the child and family state agency, has been fined €75,000 for three data breaches.

    Commercial & Technology
  • Exiting Lockdown in NI: Time for employers to take action
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    Exiting Lockdown in NI: Time for employers to take action

    The UK government and devolved administrations have in the past week provided a broad view of how lockdown will be relaxed and what our "new normal" may look like in the months ahead.

    COVID-19 Belfast
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    Seven Offshore Wind Projects given ‘Relevant Project’ status

    On 19 May 2020 the Department of Housing, Planning & Local Government announced that seven Irish offshore wind projects have been designated as 'Relevant Projects' in the context of forthcoming Marine Planning and Development Management legislation.

    Energy & Natural Resources
  • COVID-19: Proposal to defer mandatory reporting of cross border tax arrangements under DAC6
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    COVID-19: Proposal to defer mandatory reporting of cross border tax arrangements under DAC6

    In response to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the European Commission has proposed a three-month deferral period for the rules regarding the mandatory filing and exchange of information on reportable cross-border tax arrangements under DAC6. 

    COVID-19
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    The cost of a REMIT breach

    Ofgem has stunned the energy industry by issuing a record fine against InterGen group for multiple breaches of Article 5 of REMIT, which prohibits actual or attempted market manipulation on wholesale energy markets. On 15 April 2020 Ofgem confirmed a fine of £47.8m, which included a repayment of approximately £12.8m reflecting the money received by InterGen as a result of the breach.

    Energy & Natural Resources Belfast
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    Initial Public Offerings (IPO) Law Review 2020 - Ireland

    In the latest edition of The Initial Public Offerings Law Review, Corporate Partners Sheena Doggett and Matthew Cole provide an insight into the legal and procedural IPO landscape in Ireland.

    Capital Markets - Equity
  • COVID-19: Time Periods under Planning Acts Further Extended until 23 May 2020
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    COVID-19: Time Periods under Planning Acts Further Extended until 23 May 2020

    On 8 May 2020, the Government published a further Order (the Further Extended Order) under the new section 251A of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) (the Planning Acts), extending certain planning time periods during the Covid-19 emergency until 23 May 2020.

    COVID-19
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    Data Protection Commission publishes Annual Report for 2019

    The Data Protection Commission (DPC) has published its Annual Report for 2019, the first full calendar year of the GDPR. As usual, the report reveals some interesting statistics and trends.

    GDPR
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    Ireland introduces a Simplified Procedure for Merger Control

    In this briefing, the key features of Ireland's new Simplified Merger Notification Procedure announced by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) on 7 May 2020 are explained.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    The Trust in a Liquidation

    The High Court has recently ruled that the agreement between the liquidator of a company and the parent of that company, which contemplated the transfer of all of the assets of the company to the parent gave rise to a trust arrangement on the facts of the case.

    Disputes
  • COVID-19: Fitness and Probity requirements
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    COVID-19: Fitness and Probity requirements

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact businesses and individuals the Central Bank has provided some welcome guidance on processing PCF vacancies at this time.

    COVID-19