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Matheson
The Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act 2019 (the "Act") is the latest in a trend of proliferation of consumer laws. While the new laws on gift vouchers are wide...
Arthur Cox
Recent European regulations, which came into force on 12 June 2019, have added new substances to the lists of substances prohibited or restricted in cosmetic products.
Maples Group
On January 21 2019, the Irish Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Act 2018 (Act) came into force.
Matheson
The European Commission (the "Commission") recently referred Ireland to the European Court of Justice (the "Court") ...
Ireland
Dillon Eustace
This briefing considers certain forthcoming changes to the Central Bank of Ireland's (CBI) Consumer Protection Code (CPC) relevant to insurance brokers and other intermediaries.
DLA Piper
On 2 December 2019 Ireland introduced the Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act which sets a minimum five-year expiry period for gift vouchers and prohibits any charge for changing the name on...
Matheson
The Minister for Finance has announced Government approval to draft legislation to provide that all firms which offer personal contract plan ("PCP"),
Matheson
The Central Bank of Ireland (the "Central Bank") recently published an Addendum to the Consumer Protection Code 2012 (the "Addendum") to (the "CPC")...
Dillon Eustace
On 25 September 2019, the Central Bank of Ireland (the "Central Bank") published an Addendum to the Consumer Protection Code 2012 (the "CPC") which introduces new requirements relating to the payment of commission to financial intermediaries.
Walkers
Following the issuance by the Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, of a commencement order, the available here (the "Act") has entered into force from 21 January 2019.
Dillon Eustace
The Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Act 2018 (the "2018 Act") is effective from 21st January, 2019.
Walkers
Following further debate in the Seanad (the upper house of the Irish parliament) on 18 December 2018, the Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Amendment Bill 2018 (the "Bill")
Walkers
The sale of non-performing loan ("NPL") books by Irish banks has been the subject of intense political and media scrutiny for a number of years due to the perceived impact of the sales of such loan books on underlying borrowers, particularly consumer and small and medium enterprise ("SME") borrowers.
Walkers
With effect from 29 October 2018, the Credit Reporting Act 2013 (the "CRA 2013") has been amended with the result that the forms of reportable credit under the CRA 2013.
Arthur Cox
The Credit Reporting Act 2013 has been amended to bring hire purchase agreements and similar credit agreements, together with personal contract plans (PCPs), within the scope of the credit reporting regime.
Matheson
The European Commission has recently actively confronted behaviours of large multinationals which it views as threatening the rights of European consumers
Matheson
The Irish regulator has announced a strategic priority to use its powers to investigate whether retailers and wholesalers are complying with 2016 groceries regulations.
Arthur Cox
New and emerging technologies – such as autonomous, self-learning and artificially intelligent products, advanced robotics and the Internet of Things – are an increasing feature across...
Matheson
What systems of product liability are available (i.e. liability in respect of damage to persons or property resulting from the supply of products found to be defective or faulty)?
Dillon Eustace
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