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High Court Guidance on "Non-Identification" Orders in Civil Proceedings Including Medical Negligence Claims

A recent decision of the High Court illustrates the use of non-identification orders under the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008

After GDPR, a New Regulation to Provide for Free Movement of Non-Personal Data

On the one-year anniversary of GDPR coming into force, the EU will implement a new regulation on the free flow of non-personal data across the EU as part of the development of the Digital Single Market.

Central Bank of Ireland's "Dear CEO Letter" on the Fitness and Probity Regime

The CBI's recent "Dear CEO Letter" outlines supervisory expectations surrounding regulated financial services providers' compliance with the Fitness and Probity Regime.

Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities – The New Rules

As previously reported, the European Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities) Regulations 2019 (the "2019 Regulations") were signed on 22 March 2019.

No-Deal Brexit Ready? A Q&A for Irish Investment Funds

The possibility of a no-deal Brexit continues, so too does the preparatory work of promoters of Irish funds and Irish management companies. We have produced a Q&A checklist to assist in conducting a health-check of existing arrangements if a no-deal Brexit were to happen.

EBA Publishes Final Guidelines on Outsourcing Arrangements

The European Banking Authority ("EBA") have issued revised Guidelines on Outsourcing Arrangements, following a consultation period on a draft version of the Guidelines which ended 24 September 2018. The Guidelines enter into force on 30 September 2019 and contain some transitional periods, for example, to allow for firms to implement a register of all outsourcing arrangements.

Peppa Pig EUTM victorious over Imposter Pig Mark

The General Court has dismissed an appeal by trade mark owner, Mr Xianhao Pan in relation to an invalidity action brought by the creators of the infamous 'Peppa Pig'.

Asset Management & Investment Funds Update April 19

Each month our Asset Management & Investment Funds team write a 'Legal & Regulatory Update'. Welcome to the our April edition.

Legal News - April 2019

Welcome to the March 2019 issue of Legal News which is a round-up of some of our articles in the last month.