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Legal News Podcast - April 24

Welcome to our April 2024 edition of our Legal News Podcast.

Here is a selection of our recent publications, and in our Legal News podcast knowledge lawyers, Jane Balfe and Julie Murray discuss how the new FDI screening regime, expected to enter into force by 30 June 2024, is likely to operate. Julie and Jane also consider the key elements of the recently published CBI consultation paper on proposals to revise the Consumer Protection Code.

For more information on any of the topics covered in this edition, please contact the people listed in the articles or your usual William Fry contact.

  • Proposed FDI Screening Guidelines Published – What We Have Learnt
    We explore how the FDI screening regime is likely to operate based on the draft guidance for stakeholders and investors issued by DETE on the Screening of Third Country Transactions Act 2023, which is expected to enter into force by 30 June 2024.
  • CBI Publishes Consultation Paper on Consumer Protection Code Revision
    On 7 March, the Central Bank of Ireland launched a consultation paper (CP158) on its proposals to revise the Consumer Protection Code. We provide a quick guide to the draft guidance and regulations annexed to the consultation paper, which will ultimately replace the Code.
  • WRC Publishes Code of Practice on the Right to Request Flexible and Remote Working
    We review key takeaways from the Code, which sets out guidance for both employers and employees for achieving compliance with the requirements of the Work Life Balance and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 2023 and for handling requests for flexible and remote working arrangements.
  • Noise from Wexford Windfarm Constitutes Nuisance
    The first Irish High Court ruling on nuisance involving wind turbines demonstrates how the Irish courts are likely to approach applying the long-established definition of nuisance to a much more modern phenomenon – the operation of a wind farm.
  • Data protection and cyber security for the food, beverage & agribusiness sector
    As part of William Fry’s food, beverage & agribusiness podcast miniseries, our colleague Laura Casey discusses data protection and cyber security issues in the context of the food, beverage & agribusiness sector.
  • Adoption of EU Wide Scheme Rating the Sustainability of Data Centres
    The European Commission has approved a new delegated regulation, as part of the first phase of establishing an EU-wide scheme to rate the sustainability of EU data centres. This regulation forms part of the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ legislative package, which seeks to ensure energy efficiency in all relevant sectors.
  • Maintaining Confidentiality over Data Seized by Regulator
    We consider a recent High Court decision on the effect of the statutory obligation on a regulator under the Communications Regulation Acts 2002 to 2023 to maintain the confidentiality of a regulated entity’s information seized by the regulator when exercising its powers of search and seizure in a dawn raid.
  • Payments and E-Money Sector – Central Bank Event and Report
    Key takeaways for the payments and e-money sector based on the key supervisory priorities identified at a recent payment institution and electronic money institution event and outlined in the CBI’s 2024 Regulatory and Supervisory Outlook.
  • Champerty and Assignment of Causes of Action
    Judicial comment in a recent High Court decision brings welcome clarification of the principles that a court may apply in testing the validity of an assignment of a cause of action, suggesting a growing tolerance by the courts for assignments of a right to litigate/ bare cause of action.
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