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Dillon Eustace
Following earlier consultations (in December 2014 and April 2016), ESMA has now issued an opinion to EU regulators on the extent to which share classes of the same UCITS fund can differ from one another.
Mason Hayes & Curran
ESMA issued an opinion on 30 January setting out what it considers are the common principles to be observed by UCITS when operating multiple share classes.
Mason Hayes & Curran
As Ireland continues to be an important business location for multinational companies in the immediate aftermath of Brexit, we forecast a positive outlook for corporate activity....
Mason Hayes & Curran
New standards for rented residential accommodation will come into effect on 1 July 2017 with the introduction of the Housing (Standards for Rented Houses) Regulations 2017.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Between late November 2016 and the end of January 2017, the ECB engaged in a public consultation on the draft guidance on leveraged transactions (the "Guidance").
Mason Hayes & Curran
2016 was a mixed bag with little change for pensions in Ireland.
Arthur Cox
International standard setting is a complex area, with a multi-step process applying to the formulation of standards.
Mason Hayes & Curran
In the wake of President Trump's 90-day immigration ban, we examine the scope of the new US immigration rules and the likely impact they will have for Irish employers.
Mason Hayes & Curran
We examine the factors influencing the housing crisis in Ireland and explore effective ways to address the problem in 2017.
Arthur Cox
On 30 January 2017 ESMA published its long-awaited opinion on UCITS share classes. The opinion follows its consideration of responses to the second consultation of April 2016 and provides ESMA's final opinion on the nature of share classes and the establishment of a regulatory framework comprising a set of high-level principles and certain operational principles with which all UCITS share classes should comply
Matheson
The European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") has published an opinion on the topic of UCITS share classes (the "Opinion")...
Mason Hayes & Curran
2016 was an interesting year for Irish employment law. We look at the significant efficiencies achieved by the Workplace Relations Commission during its first full year in operation.
Arthur Cox
Under Irish law, copyright protection for artistic works lasts for 70 years after the death of the author.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Managing Partner Declan Black looks to the future to see what 2017 might bring and imagines two competing scenarios.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The lowering of the Irish merger control thresholds towards the back end of 2014 prompted a significant uptick in the number of merger filings in 2015 (78 in total).
Walkers
The rationale for the introduction of compliance statements was to foster a culture of compliance by creating a greater sense of accountability and responsibility among company directors and by developing good systems of internal controls within companies.
Mason Hayes & Curran
New Regulations have come into force that impose additional record-keeping obligations on corporate entities.
Matheson
The UK Government has published its "Brexit Bill" to allow the Prime Minister to trigger Article 50.
Arthur Cox
On 24 January 2017, the Supreme Court of England and Wales, by a majority of 8 to 3, upheld the High Court's November 2016 decision that an Act of Parliament is needed before the UK Government can serve notice (under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union) on the European Council of the UK's intention to leave the EU.
Arthur Cox
This is the January edition of the Arthur Cox Insurance Regulatory Update, the monthly bulletin of the Arthur Cox Insurance Group focused on recent developments in insurance regulation, law and practice.
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