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Ronan Daly Jermyn
On the 24 August 2017, the UK Department for Exiting the European Union published its position paper ‘The Exchange and Protection of Personal Data – A Future Partnership Paper'.
Matheson
The European Union (Insurance and Reinsurance) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 ("Regulations") were published on Friday, 25 August 2017
Arthur Cox
On 25 August 2017, the European Union (Insurance and Reinsurance) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 [S.I. No. 384 of 2017] (the Regulations) were published.
Maples and Calder
In overturning a 2016 judgment, the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights ruled that a Romanian company violated an individual's right to privacy when it monitored his computer activity.
Dillon Eustace
The European Central Bank (the "ECB") has fined Permanent tsb Group Holdings plc ("PTGH") €2.5 million for breaching two ECB decisions which imposed specific liquidity requirements on it.
Maples and Calder
At a recent tax conference, the Irish Minister for Finance announced that he would be launching a consultation process on budget day (10 October 2017) relating to taxation policy.
Matheson
Under Irish law, offences are divided between summary (minor) offences and indictable (serious) offences. In general, regulatory bodies are authorised to prosecute summary offences along with the Garda Siochána
Walkers
A LO Fund may be established as a sub-fund of a QIAIF umbrella fund structure without restricting the ability of the umbrella fund to have other sub-funds which are not LO Funds.
Mason Hayes & Curran
Hate speech, and the role played by internet services providers, such as social media companies, in its regulation, has been the subject of much discussion.
Matheson
The Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Act 2017 (the "Act") was enacted on 26 July 2017.
Dillon Eustace
The Financial Action Task Force ("FATF") has published its Fourth Mutual Evaluation Report on Ireland's anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing system ("AML/CTF"), based on its 2012 Recommendations
Matheson
"If you walk into a Starbucks in Palo Alto, you're as likely to overhear someone pitching a start-up idea to a venture capitalist as a discussion about the latest 49ers or Warriors game," says Mark O'Sullivan...
Dillon Eustace
Following a public consultation on a proposed new minimum competency regime late last year, the Central Bank has published an updated Minimum Competency Code
Matheson
There is no legislative framework in Ireland to facilitate class actions.
Arthur Cox
Important changes to the Financial Services Ombudsman (FSO) complaints process have recently come into effect.
Arthur Cox
Disclosure is an essential feature of the criminal justice process. If not done correctly, it can cause issues for both prosecutors and accused and can jeopardise the successful prosecution of a case.
Ronan Daly Jermyn
The IE Domain Registry (IEDR), the body responsible for registration and related services of all .ie domain names...
Maples and Calder
A little over a month from the Irish Government's Budget 2018, there are numerous predictions of measures which may be introduced.
Arthur Cox
The Department of Finance confirmed, in the recent Feedback Statement on its MiFID II Consultation, that the Minister for Finance would exercise the discretion in Article 3(1) of MiFID II...
Mason Hayes & Curran
The May 2017 High Court decision in Lyons v Longford Westmeath Education and Training Board indicated that where a complaint is made which could lead to an employee's dismissal...
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Maples and Calder
On June 7 2017, more than 70 governments participated in the signing ceremony of the OECD's Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting.
Mason Hayes & Curran
The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") will come into effect on 25 May 2018. It will introduce a number of significant changes for managing data.
Dillon Eustace
With less than a year to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the "GDPR") it is important to consider the potential consequences for data controllers and data processors in the event of a breach.
Maples and Calder
Central Bank data shows that the quarterly increase of Irish real estate held by funds in the State slowed to 3 per cent in the first quarter of 2017, to €13.7 billion.
Dillon Eustace
A MMF is a type of mutual fund that invests in short term assets such as money market instruments issued by credit institutions, governments or corporations (e.g. treasury bills, commercial paper and certificates of deposit).
Mason Hayes & Curran
A hotel deal may be structured as a share sale, with a buyer acquiring ownership of the company which owns the hotel, by purchasing all of the issued shares of the company.
Dillon Eustace
With less than a year to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and given its far reaching effect on those who process personal data, it is important to consider the potential consequences...
Dillon Eustace
Amongst the various responses and Ministerial decisions referenced in the Department of Finance's Feedback Statement on its public consultation on MiFID II national discretions...
Dillon Eustace
Ireland, over the last quarter of a century has become a major hub for cross-border distribution. It is one of the leading EU "exporting" jurisdictions for investment funds
Dillon Eustace
Lagan had instructed Ben McArdle Ltd to procure a policy of professional indemnity insurance in respect of their civil engineering business.
Maples and Calder
On 24 May 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") published an updated Q&A on the application of AIFMD and its implementing measures.
Arthur Cox
The Central Bank is consulting on mortgage switching and transparency measures with a view to updating its Consumer Protection Code (CPC). Our briefing summarises the proposals.
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