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By Josh Hogan, Darragh Murphy
Interchange fees for card-based payments within the EU will soon be capped, following the publication of Regulation 2015/751 on interchange fees for card-based payment transactions...
By Josh Hogan, Ambrose Loughlin, Adrian Farrell, Darragh Murphy
On Wednesday, 27 May 2015, the Select Sub-Committee on Finance voted in favour of a number of amendments to the Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Bill 2015...
By Judith Lawless, Adrian Farrell, Peter Osborne, Imelda Higgins
Whether or not FX spot contracts relating to currencies are financial instruments for the purposes of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive ("MiFID") has been the subject of much discussion.
By Damian Collins
One aspect of the European Commission's handling of the current financial crisis that has received relatively little mainstream coverage is the way in which it has applied the State aid rules to the measures taken by the Member States to shore up their financial systems and to rescue their banks and in the process greatly expanded its oversight role in financial services markets.
By Annette Hogan, Adam Finlay
On 3 July 2012 the Irish Data Protection Commissioner published a guidance note on the application of Irish data protection law to cloud computing.
By Ambrose Loughlin, Peter Osborne
On 1 September 2011, the Central Bank of Ireland (the "Central Bank") published new fitness and probity standards (the "Standards") for a person performing a prescribed "controlled function" (a "CF") or a "pre-approved controlled function" (a "PCF") in entities in Ireland that are regulated by the Central Bank (including banks, insurance undertakings, investment firms, collective investment schemes and their service providers but excluding credit unions).
By Philip Andrews
Since modernisation of EU and Irish competition rules in the early 2000ís, four major competition law judgments have been handed down by Irelandís Competition Court: ILCU, Hemat, BIDS and, most recently, Panda Waste. Each has been controversial.
On 9 April 2009 the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment introduced the Companies (Amendment) Bill 2009. The Bill proposes to change the Companies Acts in three important respects and the Minister has indicated that the Bill is to be enacted as a priority.
By Peter Osborne, Ambrose Loughlin
Ireland has responded to the effects of the global financial crisis on Irish credit institutions...
The objective of this article is to demonstrate how, in the Irish environment, an investment fund may be established which offers regulatory protection to prospective investors without requiring the fund to sacrifice its investment objectives and alternative strategies or its dynamic and flexible structure.
By William Earley, Paul Lavery
ComReg has announced that it will appoint IEDR as the authority authorised to register .ie domain names under the Communications Regulation (Amendment) Act 2007, amending the Electronic Commerce Act 2000, which transferred to ComReg powers to make regulations affecting the management and administration of Irelandís .ie ccTLD.