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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Old EU SCCs now repealed

    When the European Commission adopted the new EU Standard Contractual Clauses (new SCCs) for international data transfers earlier this year, we highlighted 3 key dates to be aware of.

    Commercial & Technology
  • article

    Central Bank: proposed changes to the PCF list

    On 22 September 2021, the Central Bank published a Notice of Intention (the Notice) to amend the Pre-Approval Controlled Functions (PCF) list.

    Financial Regulation
  • article

    Legislation Programme Autumn Session 2021

    On 28 September 2021 the Government published the Autumn 2021 Legislative Programme.

    Knowledge
  • Article

    CMA investigation highlights the importance of merger control analysis

    A&L Goodbody has unrivalled local experience in advising on complex transactions that necessitate engagement with the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Should you require any further information please contact a member of the Belfast Corporate or Competition teams.

    Corporate and M&A Belfast
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments - Sept 2021

    GDPR/ PRIIPs/ ESMA TRV

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments - Sept 2021

    PCF changes/ third party ManCos/ IFD/IFR/ CBI markets update/ new MMF daily reporting

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Maritime Area Planning Bill advances

    The Maritime Area Planning Bill (the MAP Bill) continues its progress through the Irish legislature. It has now completed the "second stage" in the Dáil (lower house), which involved debate on the general principles of the Bill. 

    Energy & Natural Resources
  • publication

    WhatsApp decision considers scope of transparency obligations under the GDPR

    The DPC recently fined WhatsApp €225m for failing to discharge its transparency obligations under the GDPR.

    Commercial & Technology
  • Article

    CMA issues guidance to companies and warning that it is getting tough on “greenwashing”

    In June we released an update regarding the UK's competition and consumer law regulator, the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA), issuing draft consumer protection law guidance following its investigation into misleading environmental claims, a process known as "greenwashing".

    ESG & Sustainability
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    The Corporate Enforcement Authority Bill

    It took almost three years, but the Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Bill 2021 (the Bill) was finally published earlier this month.

    Disputes
  • publication

    Local producers - a new category of liquor licence

    On 26 August 2021 a Bill aimed at modernising Northern Ireland’s liquor licensing laws received Royal Assent.

    Betting, Gaming & Liquor Licensing Belfast
  • article

    EU Commission guidance - climate proofing infrastructure

    Commission adopts new guidance on how to climate-proof future infrastructure projects.

    Environmental & Planning