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Applications for Information on IP Infringers can be Taken Outside of Infringement Proceedings

The CJEU has ruled that IP owners can apply for information about IP infringement outside of IP infringements proceedings

Central Bank Updates

View our digest of Q1 2017 Central Bank updates

The House Always Wins

Circuit Court rules gambling debts unenforceable against casino

General Data Protection Regulation: Higher Threshold for Obtaining Consent

The UK Data Protection Authority has recently published a draft guidance on consent under the GDPR

ESMA Opinion on UCITS Share Classes

ESMA highlights principles to be followed when establishing share classes in UCITS funds

Pressure on for Supervisory Convergence

Continued forward momentum towards regulatory convergence in the asset management space

New Regulations for Fund Administrators, MiFID and Other Investment Firms

On 7 March 2017, the Central Bank published regulations amending and codifying the obligations of investment firms with regard to supervisory, reporting and organisational requirements generally and the outsourcing, organisational, own funds and capital adequacy requirements of fund administrators.

Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive's Effective Date Looms - Are You Ready?

AMLD4 will replace the existing AMLD3 and applies effective 26 June 2017. There are no transitional arrangements under AMLD4, so those affected will need to hit the ground running.

Establishing an Insurer in Ireland – "Substance" and Outsourcing Requirements

For UK insurers considering an Irish operation post-Brexit, a key question is the level of presence in Ireland. Insurers may want to establish an Irish operation to retain the ability to passport services across the EU. However, the desire will also be to have a robust outsourcing model keeping as much activity as possible within the existing UK infrastructure.