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  • COVID-19: CBI announces more flexibility measures in response to the pandemic
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    COVID-19: CBI announces more flexibility measures in response to the pandemic

    The Central Bank of Ireland launched a package of measures showing regulatory flexibility in light of the challenges posed by COVID- 19. The measures are targeted at UCITS, AIFs, Fund Service Providers, Investment Managers and Investment Firms. They include flexibility around late filing of certain annual and semi-annual accounts.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • COVID-19: Brexit talks continue – Video conference replaces megaphone
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    COVID-19: Brexit talks continue – Video conference replaces megaphone

    Brexit seemed the most difficult issue facing the UK and the European Union until both sides encountered the "life or death" COVID-19 crisis. 

    Brexit
  • COVID-19: Adjournment applications – Be prepared for hearing
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    COVID-19: Adjournment applications – Be prepared for hearing

    The Courts Service of Ireland has scaled back and refined the activity of the Courts to assist in limiting the spread of COVID-19 by adjourning generally any non-urgent matters listed up to the Easter vacation (See our detailed briefing on the Operation of the Courts here).

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Regulations to enforce ‘stay at home’ guidance. Updated 15 April 2020
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    COVID-19: Regulations to enforce ‘stay at home’ guidance. Updated 15 April 2020

    On 8 April 2020, the Government published legislation giving legal effect to the restrictions on movements introduced by its guidance of 27 and 28 March 2020. This legislation was necessary in order to give An Garda Síochana (the Gardaí) the power to enforce the restrictions over the course of the easter weekend.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: FAQs for directors of Irish special purpose companies
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    COVID-19: FAQs for directors of Irish special purpose companies

    Businesses in all sectors are facing very challenging times arising from the outset of, and reaction to COVID-19. With the challenges in some instances being unprecedented, directors of affected special purpose companies need to be mindful of their duties especially around decisions that they are looking at making to get through current difficulties.

    Aviation & Transport Finance
  • COVID-19: Board Business: Directors’ duties, practical mitigation steps and assessment of financing arrangements
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    COVID-19: Board Business: Directors’ duties, practical mitigation steps and assessment of financing arrangements

    The outbreak of COVID-19 continues to have a deep impact on businesses across all sectors. A growing number of companies are warning that they will fail to meet financial and commercial targets and global supply chains are being disrupted. The legal implications of this are far ranging, complex and evolving.

    Corporate and M&A
  • Top employer queries in Ireland arising from COVID-19 shutdown – Part 2
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    Top employer queries in Ireland arising from COVID-19 shutdown – Part 2

    The second and third week of the shutdown phase in Ireland saw the closure of more businesses, the enactment of more emergency legislation and the introduction of the Temporary Wage Subsidy Scheme, as more and more jobs are impacted by the COVID-19.

    COVID-19
  • Article

    Betting Duty Relief Update

    In our last update, we looked at the Betting Duty and Betting Intermediary (Amendment) Regulations 2020 which offer relief of up to €50,000 across a calendar year to bookmakers from the 2% Irish betting duty.

    Betting, Gaming & Licensing
  • COVID-19: Immigration - Temporary Work Permit Arrangements
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    COVID-19: Immigration - Temporary Work Permit Arrangements

    As discussed in our previous COVID-19 immigration update, due to COVID-19 any individual whose current Irish immigration permission is due to expire between 20 March and 20 May 2020 will be deemed to have their existing permission automatically renewed by the Minister for Justice and Equality for a period of two months.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Challenges faced by the construction industry in Northern Ireland
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    COVID-19: Challenges faced by the construction industry in Northern Ireland

    The COVID-19 crisis is having an unprecedented impact on the construction industry.

    COVID-19 Belfast
  • COVID-19: Payments in focus
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    COVID-19: Payments in focus

    The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) issued a statement to consumers emphasising the importance of continued access to payments and normal payment processing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Irish regulated firms operating in the payments space will be well aware of their BAU regulatory obligations.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: EU urges vigilance around foreign investment
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    COVID-19: EU urges vigilance around foreign investment

    The European Commission has issued Guidance to Member States on foreign direct investment (FDI), urging them to use all available tools at EU and national level to protect "Europe's strategic assets" in the current crisis.

    Corporate and M&A