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  • COVID-19: €200m Irish State aid scheme approved by the European Commission
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    COVID-19: €200m Irish State aid scheme approved by the European Commission

    The European Commission has found a €200m Irish scheme (the Irish Scheme) to support companies affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to be in conformity with the EU's State aid rules. This is consistent with a number of other recent State aid notifications by other Member States (such as Germany, France, UK and Spain) to the European Commission in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak. 

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Commercial Landlord and Tenant for NI/UK – rent holiday and considerations
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    COVID-19: Commercial Landlord and Tenant for NI/UK – rent holiday and considerations

    One of the measures included in the emergency Coronavirus Bill currently going through Parliament is a moratorium on forfeiture of commercial leases for non-payment of rent for the next three months. This period may be extended if needed.

    COVID-19 Belfast
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments - Mar 2020

    Covid 19, Cross-border distribution of funds, MMF reporting delay and stress tests, ESMA consultation on leverage risk in the AIF sector, PRIIPs KID, UK consultation on marketing and overseas funds regime and AML/CTF

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments - Mar 2020

    Irish SRD II Regulations, Covid-19, Beneficial Ownership for ICAVs and Unit Trusts, Cybersecurity, AML Financial Intermediary Guidelines, split of PCF-39 roles and AML report.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&A - Mar 2020

    COVID-19: Governance, contingency planning and risk for regulated investment funds and regulated financial service providers established in Ireland.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • COVID-19 & The Doctrine of Frustration
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    COVID-19 & The Doctrine of Frustration

    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to uncertainty as to the enforceability of certain commercial contracts. Where parties to a contract have not specifically included a force majeure/material adverse change clause, the common law doctrine of frustration may be brought to bear to bring the contract to an end.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Impact on the Irish Planning System
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    COVID-19: Impact on the Irish Planning System

    Over the past number weeks, all areas of Government, business and daily life have experienced unprecedented disruption in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. At both national and local level, the planning system is facing significant challenges and is coming under great pressure to identify solutions

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Board Business: M&A transaction issues in Northern Ireland
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    COVID-19: Board Business: M&A transaction issues in Northern Ireland

    In this edition of our series "Responding to Covid-19 – Board Business", we look at some immediate challenges for Boards and deal makers as the disruptive effects of COVID-19 continue to intensify across all sectors of the economy.

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • COVID-19: Board Business in Northern Ireland: What first? Doing it differently? What else?
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    COVID-19: Board Business in Northern Ireland: What first? Doing it differently? What else?

    COVID-19 is having an unprecedented impact on companies in all sectors. In our latest publication we look at some immediate priorities for company Boards as the disruptive effect of COVID-19 intensifies.

    COVID-19 Belfast
  •  COVID-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme – FAQs from employers
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    COVID-19 Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme – FAQs from employers

    In our update on 25 March 2020, we outlined details of the newly announced Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme (the TWSS) operated by Revenue. The legislation underpinning the scheme, the Emergency Measures in the Public Interest (Covid-19) Act 2020 (the Act) was enacted on Friday 27 March 2020 following an expedited legislative process.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Environmental compliance issues
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    COVID-19: Environmental compliance issues

    During the COVID-19 crisis, the evolving nature of the public health emergency will create new challenges for companies that are licensed by the Environmental protection Agency (EPA) in trying to comply with environmental regulatory matters. Below are some practical suggestions on how to integrate environmental compliance information that can be used to check compliance status.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Essential Workers – Employer Guidance
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    COVID-19: Essential Workers – Employer Guidance

    On Friday 27 March 2020 the Government announced that, due to COVID-19, everyone in Ireland should stay at home until 12 April 2020 except in a limited number of situations. One of the exceptions is where an individual is considered an essential worker and needs to travel to and from work.

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