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What are Green Bonds and What’s new in Ireland?

With the recent launch of the Euronext Green Bond initiative on 5 November 2019, Eoghan O’Tuama, David Maughan and Lyn Brennan take a look at some recent green bond developments and Ireland as a listing venue.

New AML/CFT Guidelines and the Emphasis on Effective Training

In this briefing we consider the impact of the Central Bank's AML/CFT Guidelines 2019 on investment funds and, in particular, the emphasis on effective training which should now include an assessment or examination.

Brexit & UK Benchmarks

In this briefing we consider the impact of Brexit, whether hard or soft, on funds' use of UK benchmarks including the possible consequences for LIBOR's successor rate (if any) in light of the transitional provisions under the EU's Benchmark Regulation.

ISDA Master Agreements and Competing Jurisdiction Clauses – What Jurisdiction Wins?

The English Court of Appeal in BNP Paribas S.A. v Trattamento Rifiuti Metropolitani S.P.A. [2019] EWCA Civ 768, has clarified when there are competing jurisdiction clauses in related contracts, each jurisdiction clause applies to its specific subject matter.

Central Bank Bans Director Deemed Not of Appropriate Fitness and Probity & Other Topical Briefings

Welcome to the November 2019 edition of our monthly update from the Asset Management & Investment Funds team.

Corporate Immigration Update: Employment Permits (Consolidation and Amendment) Bill 2019

A new bill published this week proposes to introduce some new employment permit types, waive the 50:50 rule in specified circumstances and streamline permit processes.

The Data Protection Commission Issues Guidance on Requesting Personal Data from Prospective Tenants

The Data Protection Commission has issued guidance to assist landlords in understanding what information they may request from prospective tenants.

Legal News - November 2019

Welcome to the November 2019 edition of Legal News. We at William Fry aim to keep you up to date on legal developments that may affect you or your business.

Beneficial Ownership: Are You Ready to File?

Failure to file beneficial ownership information by 22 November could result in a fine of €500,000