Welcome to the April 2019 edition of Legal News. We at William Fry aim to keep you up to date on legal developments that may affect you or your business.
Here are some of our recently published website articles and insights you may have missed.
- New Beneficial Ownership Rules – What are the Facts?
New rules require corporate entities to submit beneficial ownership information to a ‘central register’ by 22 November 2019.
- Cutting Costs in Personal Injuries Litigation
New legislative changes aimed at cost savings in personal injuries to commence.
- No-deal Brexit Bill Proposes Changes to Tax Legislation
Various provisions of tax law will be amended to maintain status quo in the event of no-deal Brexit.
- The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2018
The Minister for Justice and Equality announced the Government has agreed the text of the new Gender Pay Gap Information Bill 2018.
- No-Deal Brexit Checklist for Irish Investment Funds
We created a table which sets out, in summary, the principal impacts of a no-deal Brexit on Irish fund management companies and Irish funds including related mitigation measures or consequences where no mitigation measures are in place.
- Central Bank Permits Irish Funds Invest Through Bond Connect
On 21 March 2019, the Central Bank issued a positive response to the Irish Funds’ submission on Bond Connect and set out the conditions for an Irish fund proposing to invest this way in Chinese Bonds.
- Is the Construction Industry Building-up to a Pay Increase?
The pay claim recently lodged by the construction workers’ unions in Ireland is being considered by the Labour Court. Who would or should bear the cost of such an industry-wide pay increase (impacting over 65,000 workers) is unclear.
- Asset Management & Investment Funds Update March 19
Each month our Asset Management & Investment Funds team write a ‘Legal & Regulatory Update’. Welcome to the our March edition.
- Ireland and the UK Sign Convention to Protect Common Travel Area Status Quo
Ireland and UK sign convention on reciprocity of social security rights to maintain the status quo in respect of the Common Travel Area post Brexit
- Brexit Omnibus Legislation Finalised
The “Brexit omnibus legislation”, which prepares Ireland for a disorderly Brexit, has been finalised. This article discusses the commencement of the Act, several amendments made to it, and the Act’s granting of Ministerial powers.
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