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Maples Group
In our latest update, our Global Registration Services team write about the important new EU developments relating to the cross-border distribution of investment funds under the Capital Markets Union.
Dillon Eustace
The EMIR Refit Regulation will enter into force on 17 June 2019 (that is, twenty days after its publication in the OJ).
Dillon Eustace
The memorandum summarises the ongoing obligations for funds listed on the Global Securities Market (the "GEM") of Euronext Dublin ("Euronext" and previously The Irish Stock Exchange).
Matheson
A bill to amend the Investment Limited Partnership Act 1994 has been published, introducing a number of enhancements to the Irish investment limited partnership ("ILP").
Arthur Cox
Government approval has been given for the Department of Finance to draft Heads of Bill for the proposed new Senior Executive Accountability Regime.
Arthur Cox
As expected, the Central Bank has confirmed that once ESMA's MiFIR product intervention measures expire.
Walkers
The legislative measures include amendments to the cross-border distribution provisions of the UCITS Directive and AIFM Directive with the aim of reducing barriers to the distribution of funds and will be signed into law today, 20 June, 2019.
Matheson
A day after the Central Bank published its Annual Report for 2018, in which it reiterated that it uses its suite of enforcement tools to hold firms and individuals to account
Dillon Eustace
On 12 June 2019, the Central Bank of Ireland announced measures to ban the sale of binary options to retail investors and restrict the sale of contracts for difference ("CFDs").
Dillon Eustace
The judgment in Bank of Ireland v Eteams (International) Ltd (in liquidation) has provided a helpful elucidation of the position of the Irish Courts in interpreting whether receivable sale agreements constitute true sales.
Dillon Eustace
Further to the consultation process initiated by it last year, the Central Bank has now published its Revised CBI UCITS Regulations which set down its domestic rules governing the operation of Irish domiciled UCITS and ...
Matheson
The Central Bank of Ireland ("Central Bank") has published updated regulations setting out the Central Bank requirements applicable to Irish domiciled UCITS ("CB UCITS Regulations").
Dillon Eustace
The memorandum summarises the ongoing obligations for funds listed on the Regulated Market (the "RM") of Euronext Dublin ("Euronext" and previously The Irish Stock Exchange).
Matheson
In 2018 "the Central Bank achieved a number of notable enforcement outcomes", having completed ten enforcement actions under the Administrative
Matheson
We are often asked whether Irish funds can provide guarantees
Dillon Eustace
The FCA issued a release on 24th March confirming the extension of the notification window for the TPR until the end of 30th October 2019.
Maples Group
The Court of Appeal's recent decision in Bank of Ireland v Eteams (International) Limited brings further important legal clarity for all forms of receivables finance transactions, as well as the "true sale" opinions ...
Eisner Amper
Investment managers are increasingly establishing Irish fund structures to mirror their existing Cayman or BVI range
Maples Group
The Irish Government has advised that the tax treatment of Irish property funds may face further changes later this year.
Arthur Cox
As reported in our April update, outsourcing is area of key focus for the Central Bank and other global regulators. On 30 April, the Central Bank hosted an industry conference ("Conference")
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Arthur Cox
EMIR is being amended, and the changes (known as EMIR Refit) could be in force as early as the end of May 2019.
Maples Group
On 4 February the Central Bank of Ireland ("CBI") issued its 31st Edition of AIFMD Q&A, which includes a new Q&A at ID 1129 on Irish QIAIFs with UK AIFMs.
Walkers
On 8 April 2019 the Central Bank of Ireland published and circulated a letter addressed to Irish regulated financial service providers, including funds and fund service providers regarding industry-wide shortcomings ...
Dillon Eustace
The Central Bank of Ireland (the "Central Bank") has issued a "Dear CEO" letter to all Regulated Financial Service Providers (the "Firms") regarding their obligations under the Central Bank's Fitness
Arthur Cox
The Central Bank's recent ‘Dear CEO ' letter regarding its Fitness and Probity regime sets out its concerns, and what actions it expects regulated firms to take in response.
Maples Group
Changes to the Swiss regulations on the obligations of foreign and domestic distributors of investment funds are on the horizon.
Walkers
Enhancing the global reputation of the IFS industry in Ireland also features as a principal objective.
Matheson
Credit providers operating in the areas of hire purchase and finance leasing in Ireland will from 30 June 2019 have new obligations in relation to the Central Credit Register ("CCR").
Dillon Eustace
On 14 May, 2019, the Council of the European Union issued a press release1 announcing that it had adopted at first reading the proposed Regulation to amend EMIR ...
Arthur Cox
ESMA has acknowledged potential difficulties that small financial counterparties will face if EMIR Refit (the proposal to amend EMIR), which will exempt them from the clearing obligation ...
Dillon Eustace
On 29 March 2019, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") published an updated questions and answers document ("Q&As") on the application of EU Directive 2009/65/EC
Maples Group
The announcement by Green REIT plc ("Green REIT") that it has initiated a process for the sale of the company, or its portfolio of assets, will attract interest from investors across Europe and the globe.
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