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Cross-Border Fund Marketing Post August 2021: Six Key Impacts of New EU Fund Distribution Rules

The EU Cross-Border Distribution of Funds legislation first comes into effect for UCITS managers and AIFMs on 2 August 2021. In this briefing we analyse the impact of these new legislative measures, focussing on six key impacts of which fund managers should be aware.


Public Private Partnership Contracts – Tax Appeals Commissioner's Recent Determination Provides Clarity for Foreign Shareholders

The Tax Appeals Commission recently determined that the public private partnership contract between a certain Irish company and the National Road Authority did not constitute an interest in Irish land. Accordingly, the shares disposed of by an EU company in the Irish company did not derive their value from Irish land and thus were not within the charge to Irish capital gains tax.


CJEU to Consider Whether UEFA Can Control Authorization for the Proposed European Super League under European Competition Law

The Madrid Commercial Court has made a preliminary reference to the CJEU to consider whether competition law permits UEFA to control authorization for the proposed European Super League


Ireland's Offshore Electricity Grid: DECC Release Policy Statement on the Framework for the Offshore Grid

A key step has been taken towards Ireland's goal of delivering 5GW of offshore wind energy by the end of the decade. The Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC) has just published a Policy Statement on the Framework for Ireland’s Offshore Electricity Transmission System.


New EU Disclosure Rules Mandate Environmental Performance Reporting for Insurers, Banks and Listed Corporates from 1 Jan 2022

Read our FAQ on the new disclosure rules for reporting the environmental performance of activities and investments, as published for consultation by the EU Commission on 7 May 2021.


What Regulatory Challenges are Facing the Life Sciences Sector?

Charleen O’Keeffe discusses some of the regulatory trends and challenges she sees coming down the line with Silicon Republic.


IORP II – A New Era Dawns for the Irish Pension Industry

The regulations transposing IORP II were published earlier this week. After a long wait, this signals perhaps the biggest change to the regulatory landscape for pensions in Ireland since the Pensions Act 1990. We highlight some key aspects.


New Irish Anti-Money Laundering Rules

Recently published AML legislation mandates beneficial ownership checks and sets out CDD required to be done on investors in high-risk countries.


Sustainable Finance Amendments to UCITS & AIFMD Frameworks

See our analysis of the impact of the proposed SFDR-related amendments to the UCITS and AIFMD regimes.