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  • 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 & M&A
  • 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