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  • COVID-19: ECB Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme key points
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    COVID-19: ECB Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme key points

    The European Central Bank (ECB) recently announced the €750bn Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme (PEPP). The bond purchase programme was given statutory footing on the 24 March 2020 in line with Decision ECB/2020/440 and Decision ECB/2020/441.

    COVID-19
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    TEST: COVID-19: Irish Government announces new support measures for Irish businesses

    The outbreak of COVID-19 continues to have a deep impact on businesses across all sectors. The Irish Government has announced a range of further measures to combat the impact of COVID-19 on Irish businesses.

  • COVID-19: Standstill agreements – short-term certainty in uncertain times?
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    COVID-19: Standstill agreements – short-term certainty in uncertain times?

    Even during the COVID-19 global pandemic, time is not standing still on business disputes.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19 Crisis Management: Key questions for HR, pensions and benefits managers
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    COVID-19 Crisis Management: Key questions for HR, pensions and benefits managers

    COVID-19 is presenting unique and unprecedented challenges for employers, who have to quickly react to workforce related issues in an ever-evolving situation. Employers now need to make difficult decisions to ensure that their businesses can navigate their way out of this crisis. A key area of focus at this time is payroll cost reduction. Our Employment Pensions & Incentives teams have been advisi

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Cybercrime and the implications for business
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    COVID-19: Cybercrime and the implications for business

    With a huge upsurge in the number of people working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses are facing increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks which prey on fear and anxiety. We look at how businesses can protect their interests during the current crisis, and the steps that they may need to take if they fall victim to a cyberattack.

    Commercial & Technology
  • COVID-19: EU amend State aid rules to permit more assistance to business including tax deferrals
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    COVID-19: EU amend State aid rules to permit more assistance to business including tax deferrals

    The speed of developments in regard to the COVID-19 crisis is typified by the fact that the European Commission's State Aid Temporary Framework to support the economy (the "Temporary Framework") which was adopted on 19 March 2020 had to be amended and extended on 3 April 2020.

    COVID-19
  • COVID-19: Updated Guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Updated 6 April 2020
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    COVID-19: Updated Guidance for employers on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Updated 6 April 2020

    On Saturday 4th April the UK Government issued some further much needed guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (the Scheme). Important questions remain outstanding but this updated guidance does bring employer a step closer to understanding the applicability of the Scheme to their employees.

    COVID-19 Belfast
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance Mar 2020

    Domestically, the Central Bank of Ireland publishes insurance corporations statistics for Q4 2019 and sets out its expectations of insurers in light of the COVID-19 emergency; At European level EIOPA publishes statement on actions to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on the EU insurance sector.

    Finance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds Mar 2020

    Domestically, the Second Shareholders' Rights Directive has become operational in Ireland, and the Central Bank of Ireland has increased its engagements with firms in response to COVID-19; At European level ESMA has made recommendations to financial market participants for COVI-19 impact, and introduced a temporary requirement obliging net short position holders to report positions of 0.1% and

    Finance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral Mar 2020

    Domestically, the Central Bank has published a statement on essential services in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as its Consumer Protection Outlook 2020; At European level the European Commission has adopted a Temporary Framework for State aid measures to help Member States deal with the impact of COVID-19.

    Finance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms Mar 2020

    Domestically, the second Shareholders' Rights Directive has come into effect in Irish law; At European level ESMA has issued recommendations for financial market participants in light of COVID-19. ESMA has also set out the approach on MiFIR tick-size regime for Systematic Internalisers; launched a number of consultation papers; and relaxed requirements relating to call taping under MiFID II.

    Finance
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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking Mar 2020

    Domestically, a range of banking measures have been announced in response to the outbreak of COVID-19, to support customers, businesses, and the wider economy. Euronext Brussels has been designated as a market by Revenue; At European level, the ECB, ESMA, and BCBS have announced measures in response to COVID-19.

    Finance