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Arthur Cox
The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (the "CCPC") was established on 31 October 2014, combining the former Competition Authority and the National Consumer Agency.
Maples and Calder
Anti-money laundering ("AML") related fines by the Central Bank of Ireland (the "CBI") are increasing in both size and frequency. In the last year there have been three major fines imposed on Irish domestic banks as follows:
Matheson
What are the standard types of construction contract in your jurisdiction? Do you have contracts which place both design and construction obligations upon contractors?
Maples and Calder
This update considers specifically how this may impact sponsors and distributors of UCITS. For these purposes, the focus is on UCITS other than structured UCITS (i.e. "Non-Complex UCITS").
Dillon Eustace
The General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) ("GDPR") aims to ensure that organisations which process personal data embed data privacy into their business model.
Philip Lee Solicitors
The "Act" came into force on 25 July 2016. The Act constitutes a welcome effort to regulate payments and disputes resolution in certain contractual arrangements in the construction industry.
William Fry
In a welcome move, the European Commission (the "Commission") has agreed an extension to the date of application of the EU Regulation on Packaged Retail and Insurance-Based Investment Products.
Mason Hayes & Curran
In June 2017, the Article 29 Working Party - the collective group of European data protection authorities - ("WP29") adopted new guidance on data processing in the workplace.
Walkers
The Central Bank of Ireland has published a Brexit FAQ paper in which it provides general information to financial services firms considering relocating their operations from the UK to Ireland.
Arthur Cox
On 29 June 2017, the Central Bank published a Discussion Paper: Consumer Protection Code and the Digitalisation of Financial Services.
Maples and Calder
On 15 May 2017 the Central Bank of Ireland ("Central Bank") published the UCITS question and answers ("Q&As") 17th Edition. A new question ID1076 on how a UCITS management company or a self-managed investment company should submit details of its designated email address to the Central Bank is included.
Maples and Calder
Irish funds are required to obtain a tax declaration, in a prescribed form, from each non-Irish resident investor, certifying that they are not an Irish resident (the "Non-Resident Declaration")...
Maples and Calder
We have all heard stories where firms who are already familiar with regulation are struggling with MiFID II.
Walkers
The Companies (Accounting) Act 2017 came into effect on 9 June 2017, with the majority of the provisions coming into force on that date, and has amended certain provisions of the Companies Act 2014.
Arthur Cox
The Department of Finance has published its Feedback Statement on its 2016 MiFID II Consultation.
Maples and Calder
Great to see Sligo companies continue to innovate and attract multinational M&A interest.
Lavelle
The Regulations set out the statutory responsibilities on employers in relation to the reporting of workplace accidents and dangerous occurrences to the Health and Safety Authority.
Dillon Eustace
The Government has approved the drafting of the Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2017. In a press release issued today the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform announced that the Bill...
Dillon Eustace
On 5 April 2017, EIOPA published a number of documents relating to the methodology and calculations for the ultimate forward rate (the "UFR"), the principles of which are defined in the Solvency II legislation.
Beauchamps
As part of their application, OFCP sought permission to construct the section of the Druids Glen Road located on its land.
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