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Legal Updates & Insights

  • Article

    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance Feb 2020

    Domestically, the CBI proposes new Pre-Approval Control Functions roles; At European level OJ publishes Commission implementing Regulation on the calculation of technical provisions and basic own funds in Q1 2020

    Finance
  • Article

    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Funds Feb 2020

    Domestically, the CBI issued a detailed UCITS liquidity questionnaire to certain Irish UCITS fund management companies and Irish UCITS for completion in March 2020; At European level ESMA published its Strategy...

    Finance
  • Article

    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - General Cross Sectoral Feb 2020

    Domestically, Central Bank of Ireland Governor, Gabriel Makhlouf delivered a speech at the Financial Forum in Dublin in which he discussed the changes of the past decade and the potential...

    Finance
  • Article

    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Investment Firms Feb 2020

    Domestically, the Central Bank has published its first edition of Questions and Answers on EMIR and has published a 'Dear CEO' letter on Securities Market Conduct Risk; At European level...

    Finance
  • Article

    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Banking Feb 2020

    Domestically, the Central Bank has delivered speeches on the topics of diversity at Board level and the role of Central Banks in shaping public policy; At European level the Central...

    Finance
  • Overview of Equity Awards via Clog
    Article

    Overview of Equity Awards via Clog

    A restricted share or “clog” arrangement provides a tax efficient means of rewarding employees who receive free or discounted shares from their employer. Normally, the value of the shares (or...

    Commercial Contracts
  • Coronavirus - Essential update for employers: “No room for complacency or panic”
    Article

    Coronavirus - Essential update for employers: “No room for complacency or panic”

    Consideration of what employers need to do as the incidents of coronavirus (Covid-19A) appear across the world is fast changing and under constant review. Ireland is no different.

    Employment
  • Annual Report on Money Laundering
    Article

    Annual Report on Money Laundering

    The Department of Justice and Equality has published its Annual Report on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing for 2018 (the Report).

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Commission launches review of MiFID II
    Article

    Commission launches review of MiFID II

    The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the review of the MiFID II/MiFIR regulatory framework. The consultation will be open until 20 April 2020. Interested parties should note that...

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • New accounting and disclosure obligations for certain Irish partnerships
    Article

    New accounting and disclosure obligations for certain Irish partnerships

    The European Union (Qualifying Partnerships: Accounting and Auditing) Regulations 2019 (the 2019 Regulations) have come into operation for financial years beginning on or after 1 January 2020. These new requirements represent a significant increase...

  • FSPO Digest of Decisions Volume 3 – February 2020 Briefing
    Article

    FSPO Digest of Decisions Volume 3 – February 2020 Briefing

    The Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO) last week published 25 Legally Binding Decisions, which were issued between January 2019 and January 2020 regarding tracker mortgage interest rates. In short, of the 25 complaints...

    Disputes
  • It’s in the bag: Irish competition agency closes investigation in the bagged cement sector
    Article

    It’s in the bag: Irish competition agency closes investigation in the bagged cement sector

    On 28 February 2020, Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) announced that it had closed its investigation into alleged anti-competitive practices in the "bagged cement sector".

    EU, Competition & Procurement