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Legal Updates & Insights

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    New Supreme Court decision: The Fixed-Term Work Act applies to employees who “act up”

    The Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003 (the Fixed Term Work Act) provides that where an employee is employed on two or more successive fixed-term contracts, the aggregate duration cannot exceed four years without objective grounds.

    Employment
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    Changes in rates and limits for Northern Ireland

    April heralds a number of key changes in rates and limits in Northern Ireland.  Minimum wage, Tribunal limits and Vento bands will all increase from April 2022. 

    Belfast
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    The Circular Economy Bill

    The Circular Economy, Waste Management (Amendment) and Minerals Development (Amendment) Bill 2022 (the Circular Economy Bill) was initiated in the Dáil on 25 March 2022.

    Environmental & Planning
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    ATAD3 ‘Unshell’ Directive – European Commission proposes to neutralise the misuse of shell entities

    A proposal to prevent the misuse of shell entities for tax purposes was published by the European Commission late last year (the Directive).

    Tax
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    Green Hydrogen - The EU is in its element, but is Ireland catching up?

    With the COP26 summit as a backdrop, and after the publication of the IPCC's most recent report in February of this year, governments are under pressure to reduce CO2 emissions and meet their renewable energy targets.

    Environmental & Planning
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments – Mar 2022

    SFDR, PRIIPS KID, ESMA on war in Ukraine, ESMA analysis of fund performance in market stress, risks of crypto-assets, ESG Benchmarks

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments – Mar 2022

    CBI on managing risks from the Russian invasion into Ukraine, sanctions, cryptocurrencies and crypto-assets, CBI priorities, CBI Markets Update, market conduct

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Court of Appeal ruling on the burden of proof in Section 160 planning injunction cases

    On 21 January 2022, Mr Justice Humphreys sitting in the Court of Appeal (COA) delivered judgment in Doorly -v- Corrigan & Anor [2022] IECA 6, overturning an earlier decision of the High Court.

    Environmental & Planning
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    FSAI successful in Court application to enforce Closure Order against a food business

    On 21 March 2022, the Irish High Court ordered a hemp and CBD business (the Food Business), to cease trading with immediate effect, including cessation of all activity on internet sites and social media sites.

    Health & Safety
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    New Codes of Practice on Equal Pay and Workplace Harassment published

    The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission has published two new codes of practice for employers in respect of workplace harassment and equal pay.

    Employment
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    Issuing execution after periods of inactivity – unexplained delay prejudicial to execution of a judgment

    The Commercial Court (the Court) has recently delivered judgment in ACC Bank plc v Joyce and Ors [2022] IEHC 92.

    Disputes
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    Prohibition on selling units/shares in certain Funds to Russian persons after 12 April 2022

    Funds and Fund Service Providers (Firms) will have been grappling with the impact of new restrictive measures/sanctions obligations which have been issuing at pace in response to the Ukraine crisis.  

    Asset Management & Investment Funds