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Legal Updates & Insights

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    The Sick Leave Act 2022 has been signed into law

    The Sick Leave Act 2022 was signed into law by the President on the 20 July 2022 and provides for statutory sick pay for the first time in Irish Law.  It is expected that an Order for commencement of the Act will issue shortly. 

    Employment
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    The EU Whistleblowing Directive: Transposition in Ireland is imminent

    In our publication the EU Whistleblowing Directive: Blowing the whistle means added compliance for employers we outlined in detail the main provisions of the Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Bill 2022 (the Bill) and what it will mean in practice.

    Employment
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    Manufacturers of certain foods asked to reformulate nutritional content of products by 2025

    The Food Reformulation Taskforce of the Department of Health and Food Safety Authority of Ireland has published 40 categories of food and beverage products for reformulation by certain manufacturers.

    Disputes
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    New cartel leniency programme in Ireland

    New cartel leniency programme in Ireland - Key points in the Act.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Merger control and the Competition (Amendment) Act 2022

    Merger control and the Competition (Amendment) Act 2022 - Key points in the Act.

    EU, Competition & Procurement
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: EU & International Developments – July 2022

    Greenwashing, supervision of sustainable finance policies, sanctions.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Asset Management & Investment Funds: Irish Practice Developments – July 2022

    Taxonomy, pre-submissions for QIAIFs, outsourcing, MMFs, company law reform and the Corporate Enforcement Authority, screening of third country investments.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    CBI expectations for Taxonomy Disclosures

    The Central Bank of Ireland set out its expectations for funds required to disclose under the EU Taxonomy Regulation (TR). This approach will apply until 1 January 2023, when the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) Level 2 template disclosures come into force.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    ESMA Supervisory Briefing on Sustainability Risks and Disclosures in the area of Investment Management

    ESMA issued a supervisory briefing on Sustainability Risks and Disclosures in the area of Investment Management. This briefing contains valuable information for industry in navigating the evolving disclosure requirements.

    Asset Management & Investment Funds
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    Update on the ‘Unshell’ Directive: European Parliament proposes changes

    In May, the European Parliament issued a draft report outlining a number of changes to the proposed Unshell Directive. In this publication, we examine these proposed changes.

    Tax
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    Commencement of the Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022

    On 7 July a commencement order for the Insurance (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2022 (the Act) was signed by the Minister of Finance. First proposed in October 2021, the purpose of the Act is to address a number of insurance-related issues that have come to light since the Action Plan for Insurance Reform was published in December 2020.

    Insurance & Reinsurance
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    European Commission issues recommendation to speed up permitting processes

    The European Commission has issued a "Recommendation on speeding up permit-granting procedures for renewable energy projects and facilitating Power Purchase Agreements" (the Recommendation).

    Environmental & Planning