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Investment Firms: CBI Consultation on Competent Authority Discretions in the IFD/IFR

The Investment Firms Directive and Investment Firms Regulation (IFD/IFR) will become applicable for MiFID authorised investment firms from 26 June 2021. In this briefing, we examine the Central Bank of Ireland's proposed approach to national competent authority discretions in the IFD/IFR.

New Code of Practice on Bullying at Work

A new Code of Practice for Employers and Employees on the Prevention and Resolution of Bullying at Work came into effect by way of Statutory Instrument on 23 December 2020.

FDI Screening – a New Regulatory Regime for Foreign Investors into Ireland?

The government may introduce a screening mechanism for foreign direct investment into Ireland.

Judgment in FBD Business Interruption Insurance Cases Delayed to Consider UK Supreme Court Judgment

Mr Justice McDonald has deferred judgment in the FBD business interruption insurance test cases to allow the parties to make submissions following the UK Supreme Court's decision to rule in favour of the FCA and policyholders in a similar case.

Pensions Winter Briefing

In their Winter Briefing, our Pensions team provides an insight into some of the key legal developments we expect to see in the Irish pensions sector this year.

Government Publishes Spring Legislation Programme for Spring 2021

The legislative programme for the forthcoming spring Oireachtas session has been published by the Government Chief Whip, Jack Chambers TD.

Proposed Major Reform of Digital Services in the EU

Late last year, the European Commission launched its long-awaited set of new rules concerning the digital space.

Government Pledges to Make Remote Working a Permanent Feature of the Irish Workplace

Leo Varadkar, Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment, has released the government's national strategy on remote working.

Commercial Litigation Predictions for 2021

Our Commercial Litigation Department have been closely monitoring important litigation trends and risks for the coming year. The events of 2020, including COVID-19 and Brexit, have changed how everyone does business and with that, trends have emerged in litigation practice that look set to continue. In this briefing we set out an overview of what you need to know heading in to 2021.