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Guidelines for Exchange of Information between ODCE and the Revenue Commissioners in accordance with the Companies Act 2014

The Revenue Commissioners have updated updated the Collection Manual Guidelines for Exchange of Information between ODCE and the Revenue Commissioners in accordance with the Companies Act, 2014.


Individual Accountability Moves Closer - What Will it Mean for Me?

Individual accountability in the regulated financial services sector moved a step closer with this week's publication of the heads of bill of the Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill 2021.


IORP II – The Pensions Authority Publishes Draft Code of Practice

The Pensions Authority has published a draft code of practice (Code) on the IORP II Regulations. In this article, our Pensions Team provides an overview of the key proposals within the Code and its practical implications.


Case of the Spectator and the Golf Ball Matters for All Kinds of Events Organisers

The High Court’s recent decision to dismiss a claim from a spectator who was struck by a ball sets an important precedent.


The Lugano Clock Has Stalled: What Now For Dispute Resolution Clauses?

In June 2021 the European Commission notified the Swiss Federal Council, that representing the EU, it is not in a position to give its consent to invite the UK to accede to the Lugano Convention. This move should prompt parties to review and consider effective alternatives to their contractual dispute resolution provisions.


SCARP Bill Passes Through Oireachtas

Companies (Rescue Process for Small and Micro Companies) Bill 2021 has successfully passed through the houses of the Oireachtas and will shortly become law.


Winds of Change are Blowing - Significant Extension to Protections for Whistle-blowers in Ireland

The General Scheme of the Bill to transpose the EU Whistleblowing Directive into Irish law has been published. Key changes include requiring private employers to establish and maintain reporting channels and extending protections under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014 to a wider group of whistle-blowers.


A Greener Scheme? A Pensions Guide to Sustainable Finance Level 1 Disclosures

While most of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (2019/2088) (SFDR) came into effect on 10 March 2021, the delay in transposing IORP II frustrated the interpretation of the practical impact of SFDR for pension schemes. In this article, our Pensions Team considers the implications of SFDR for pension schemes and the steps trustees may take to ensure compliance.


Asset Management & Investment Funds Monthly Update

Welcome to our July edition of the Asset Management & Investment Funds monthly update.