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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.

Liquidator's Actions Amounted to Negligence

High Court refuses liquidator's application and holds liquidator personally liable for costs as his actions were negligent and breached the duty of care owed to the company.

White Collar Crime & Investigations Spring 2021 Briefing

In our Spring 2021 briefing, our White Collar Crime & Investigations team have collated recent domestic and international developments in the area of white collar and economic crime. The briefing considers case law, regulatory breaches and impending developments that may affect you and your business.

EU Issues 'Gold Standard' for Environmentally Sustainable Activities

On 21 April 2021, the EU published the first of two planned sets of performance criteria for environmentally sustainable activities under the Taxonomy Regulation. The published criteria will allow businesses and investors to assess activities and determine whether they meet the EU standard for substantially contributing to the environmental objectives of climate change mitigation or adaptation.

Government Publishes Legislation Programme for Summer 2021

The legislation programme for the forthcoming Summer Oireachtas session has been published by the government.

Court of Appeal Upholds Invalidity of a Combination Product SPC Applying the CJEU Test

The Court of Appeal has upheld a finding by the High Court that Merck Sharp & Dohme's Inegy SPC was invalid on the grounds that it breached Regulation (EC) No. 469/2009. In this briefing we take a look at the approach adopted by the Court of Appeal in applying the CJEU's test for the assessment of the validity of SPCs.

MDR Countdown – 1 Month. European Commission Updates its Rolling Plan

With the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) set to become fully applicable next month the European Commission has published an update to its Implementation Rolling Plan for both the MDR and the IVDR implementation. In this note we summarise the key updates to the Plan.