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New Brexit Omnibus Bill Proposes a Run-off Period of up to 15 years for UK and Gibraltar Insurers or Insurance Intermediaries

The General Scheme of the Withdrawal of the UK from the European Union (Consequential Provisions) Bill 2020 proposes a run-off period of up to 15 years under Ireland's temporary run-off regime for UK and Gibraltar insurers or insurance intermediaries. The new proposals will be welcomed by the insurance industry and policyholders, as it is a significant extension to the previous proposed run-off period of 3 years.


The IFD/IFR: Getting to Grips with the New Remuneration Rules for Investment Firms

The Investment Firms Regulation and Investment Firms Directive will become applicable for firms from 26 June 2021. In this briefing, we examine the implications for firms regarding remuneration policies and disclosure obligations.


Breaking Bad; the Central Bank's Expectations of Senior Executive Accountability

Video: Gráinne Varian, Catherine Carrigy and Lisa Shannon share some insights in the area of Fitness & Probity to better understand the Central Bank's current expectations for culture, behaviour and individual accountability within the Financial Services (FS) industry in Ireland.


Update: WRC Postpones Face-To-Face Adjudication Hearings In Dublin

The WRC has announced that Dublin based physical face-to-face adjudication, conciliations and mediation meetings scheduled for the week commencing 21 September 2020 will be postponed.


Protected Disclosures: 2020 Case Law Updates and Key Takeaways for Employers

Two recent decisions in the Circuit Court and High Court provide important guidance in the context of interim protection under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 and unfair dismissal proceedings.


New Government Legislation Programme: Industry & Sector Specific Breakdown Autumn 2020

The Irish Government has published its legislation programme for the Autumn 2020 parliamentary session


The Impact of the Senior Executive Accountability Regime on the Insurance Industry

In this article, we highlight the envisaged impact of the proposed Senior Executive Accountability Regime on the Insurance Industry.


Trade Mark Your Street Art? Don't Banksy on it!

A trade mark depicting a Banksy work of art has been invalidated on the grounds that it was filed in bad faith to prevent use of the work by third parties.


What To Expect When You Are Legitimately Expecting

On 3 June 2020 Perrigo opened its case in the High Court in a bid to quash one of the most contentious tax bills levied on a company in Ireland. This article considers the legal concept of legitimate expectation and the thresholds that Perrigo may have to meet to succeed in its case to have the tax bill reversed.