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Drug-Device Combination Products: Where do they fall within the new MDR Regime?

Continuing our series of publications, in this briefing we examine the key changes to the regulatory pathway for drug-device combination products (DDCs) in advance of the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) becoming fully applicable in May 2021.


An Insurer’s Perspective on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation

The Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation is now in effect. In this briefing, we examine its impact on the insurance industry.


New EU Food Chain Transparency Regulation Comes Into Operation

A new EU regulation on food chain transparency came into operation on 27 March 2021. The new regulation aims to increase the transparency of the EU risk assessment in the food chain, and to improve the independence and reliability of the European Food Safety Authority risk assessment process across certain areas.


Summary Judgment – What is it and When is it Available?

Summary judgment can be a useful strategic measure for plaintiffs to consider using where applicable in plenary proceedings. A recent Court of Appeal decision confirmed that the court has an inherent jurisdiction in plenary proceedings to grant relief on a summary basis. Although rarely invoked, the adoption of this approach could lead to justice being administered in an expeditious and inexpensive manner in future cases before the Irish Courts.


EIOPA Launches IDD Single Rulebook

EIOPA launches a new online tool, the IDD Single Rulebook.


Brexit Continued – UK & EU Agree Memorandum of Understanding on Financial Services

The UK and EU have agreed a Memorandum of Understanding in relation to future cooperation on financial services following three months of talks since the signing of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement in December 2020.


Stamp Duty Battle: Abbvie Wins Appeal Against €587m Irish Stamp Duty

A recent decision of the Tax Appeals Commission will peak the interests of Pharma, Healthcare and MedTech companies considering M&A transactions in the Irish market.


IN SHORT: Insurance Distribution Directive – Clarifications on Legal Interpretation published by EIOPA

EIOPA publishes a Q & A series regarding the legal interpretation of certain provisions of the Insurance Distribution Directive and its implementing measures.


Setting the Bar – FBD Business Interruption Case Demonstrates the Importance of Policy Wordings

The Commercial Court recently found in favour of a number of publicans in a business interruption test case surrounding losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this briefing, our Commercial Contracts Group considers the learnings from the Commercial Court's interpretation of the policy wordings.