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Legal Updates & Insights

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    Financial Services Regulation and Compliance - Insurance Feb 2021

    Domestically, he CBI welcomed the High Court's decision in the FBD business interruption insurance case; At European level, EIOPA agreed on changes to PRIIPs KID, published its Supervisory Convergence Plan for 2021, and announced new strategic supervisory priorities for national supervisors.

    Financial Regulation
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    Defamation reform finally on the horizon?

    On 22 February 2021 Minister for Justice, Helen McEntee, published the government's Justice Plan 2021. It contains over 200 actions to be implemented within the next twelve months.

    Disputes
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    ECB supervisory focus for significant institutions

    Significant institutions will be focused on a series of recent publications from the European Central Bank including the 2021 Supervisory Priorities and February's Supervision Newsletter.

    Financial Regulation
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    Central Bank of Ireland – Supervision and Enforcement Priorities 2021

    The Central Bank of Ireland has delivered an illuminating outline of the supervision and enforcement priorities for 2021. These priorities inform regulated firms on what to expect from their supervisory engagements in the year to come.

    Financial Regulation
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    Gig economy update: The UK Supreme Court decision in Uber v Aslam and others

    Recent years have seen the rapid global emergence of the "Gig Economy". This change in the labour market has led to a flurry of judgments, which have addressed the employment status of gig economy workers.

    Employment
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    Skilled Worker visa - Introducing the UK’s new immigration system

    January 2021 saw the long advertised overhaul of the UK’s points-based immigration system, with the old Tier 2 (General) visa replaced by the Skilled Worker visa.

    Belfast
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments - Feb 2021

    SFDR, PRIIPs KID, ESG ratings, CBDF, ELTIFs

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments - Feb 2021

    Differentiated share classes, DAoFI, CSA on UCITS costs and fees, beneficial ownership, CBI markets updates, Ireland for Finance Action Plan 2021, CBI consultation on stakeholder engagement

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Article

    Asset Management & Investment Funds Q&A - Feb 2021

    Q&A of the month. What are the CBI's supervisory priorities for 2021?

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • article

    EU Commission publishes draft UK adequacy decisions

    The EU Commission looks set to adopt two adequacy decisions in favour of the UK, which will allow businesses to continue to freely transfer personal data from the EU/EEA to the UK.

    Commercial & Technology
  • Article

    Member States agree on Council’s text for ePrivacy Regulation

    EU Member States have reached an agreement on the negotiating mandate for the draft ePrivacy Regulation (ePR). The ePR will repeal and replace the ePrivacy Directive (ePD) and all member state laws that implement it.

    Commercial & Technology
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    Review of Irish merger control in 2020

    A&L Goodbody's EU, Competition & Procurement Group has published its report on merger control by Ireland's Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) in 2020. 

    EU, Competition & Procurement