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Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

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Consultation Paper: amendments to Central Bank UCITS Regulations - The Central Bank published a Consultation Paper (CP 119) on 29 March 2018, proposing amendments to the Central Bank UCITS Regulations and the consolidation...more

Facebook Loses Bid To Keep Data Transfer Dispute Out Of EU Court Of Justice

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Facebook has failed to prevent its feud with an Austrian privacy activist over the legality of two widely used mechanisms for transferring data between the European Union and the U.S., from reaching the EU Court of Justice....more

Potential Regulatory Developments for Irish ETFs

by Dechert LLP on

The Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) has announced that it will release a feedback statement later this year in response to its 2017 Discussion Paper on ETFs (the “Discussion Paper”) and the general work it has...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | April 2018 #5

France Bans Meat and Dairy Terms for Plant-Based Foods - The French Parliament has reportedly voted to prohibit the use of meat and dairy terms to describe plant-based substitutes such as vegetarian sausage or vegan bacon....more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Australian authorities confirm renewed interest in parity provisions; Singapore opens...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Australian Authorities Confirm Renewed Interest in Parity Provisions - ("Online Booking Clauses Still Cause for Concern for Australian Competition Authority," MLex, April 11, 2018) (subscription required) - Speaking...more

The Supreme Court - April 17, 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued three decisions yesterday - United States v. Microsoft Corp., No. 17-2: Federal law enforcement agents obtained a warrant under 18 U.S.C. §2703, requiring Microsoft to...more

Will China-Specific Tariffs Impact Irish/NI Exports to US?

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

My last post discussed the potential (but likely very small) impact of the relatively new U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs on Irish and Northern Irish exports to the U.S. In this post, I turn to the related question of whether...more

Irish High Court Refers Schrems 2.0 to the ECJ

by Alston & Bird on

On April 11, Justice Caroline Costello of the Irish High Court referred the Schrems 2.0 case to the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) with 11 questions for the ECJ to answer. Per Justice Costello, the sole issue in...more

US Aluminum/Steel Tariffs and Irish/NI Companies

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Several Irish and NI companies have asked me whether the recently-imposed US tariffs on aluminum and steel would impact their products–products that use/incorporate aluminum and steel. Much of the confusion stems from how the...more

How to Open a U.S. Bank Account

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Just back from a two-week swing through Belfast, Antrim (at a wonderful InvestNI program) Londonderry/Derry, Galway, and Dublin, meeting with companies looking to export to the U.S. One question that came up time and again:...more

EU Regulator Discusses Enforcement Priorities for the GDPR

On March 27, 2018, Helen Dixon, the data protection commissioner for Ireland, outlined the enforcement priorities of the Irish data protection authority (DPA) for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) during the...more

Government and Microsoft In Agreement that Pending Case Mooted by CLOUD Act

On March 30, 2018 Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Microsoft Corporation that seeks to vacate the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit...more

Microsoft Joins Government’s Request to Render Fight over Access to Data Stored Abroad Moot

Yesterday, we reported that the Department of Justice has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to remand its dispute with Microsoft Corp. concerning access to customer emails stored abroad to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second...more

Investment Funds Update Europe - Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

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Central Bank Updates AIF Rulesbook for Loan Origination QIAIFs - The Central Bank released on 14 March an updated AIF Rulebook with amendments in relation to Loan Originating Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment...more

Government Urges High Court to Moot Microsoft Email Case

We’ve written several times about the landmark dispute between the U.S. government and Microsoft Corp. over access to a customer’s emails stored in Ireland. Now, a month after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on the...more

Road to Brexit: Theresa May sets out “Five Tests” with which to judge eventual deal

The Prime Minister has given the clearest indication yet of what the UK will seek in the Brexit negotiations. Access to each side’s markets is going to be less than it is today. ...more

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in the Microsoft Ireland Case

by Alston & Bird on

On Tuesday, February 27th, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Microsoft Corp. on whether a warrant issued under the Stored Communications Act (SCA) can compel the production of data stored outside...more

The EU Publishes a First Draft of the Withdrawal Agreement with the UK

We now have more clues on what the terms of the EU’s divorce from the UK may look like—expect friction. The European Union has published a draft of the proposed Withdrawal Agreement covering the UK’s departure from the EU...more

Brexit update: Draft Withdrawal Agreement

by DLA Piper on

The EU commission published its Draft Withdrawal Agreement on Brexit Wednesday 28 February 2018. The Draft Agreement is based on the joint report from the negotiations in December and presents 168 articles concentrating in...more

The HPRA published a MDR/IVDR Guide for Distributors of Medical Devices

by Hogan Lovells on

The Irish Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has published a Guide for Distributors of Medical Devices (“Guide”) in which the HPRA provides useful recommendations concerning the obligations that must be met by...more

Investment Funds Update Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

Central Bank to Amend the Requirements for Loan Origination QIAIFs - The Central Bank has published a notice of intention to amend the requirements for loan origination Qualifying Investor AIF set out in the AIF Rulebook....more

A Data Privacy Question that Borders on Reach

by Harris Beach PLLC on

Location, Location, Location. While it is often used to describe a key to selling real estate, the location of a server may be just as important. The United States Supreme Court heard arguments on February 27, 2018, on...more

Microsoft's Day in Court Has Arrived... But What Are the E-Discovery Implications?

by Exterro, Inc. on

It’s not every day that cases with e-discovery implications land above the fold on the New York Times’ website, but this week the Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in United States v. Microsoft. Stemming from a...more

Central Bank of Ireland to Liberate Regulated Loan Origination Funds from Certain Asset Mixing Constraints

by Dechert LLP on

In a recent release, the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) announced its intention to amend, with effect from 7 March 2018, the AIF Rulebook in relation to Loan Originating Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment Funds...more

.IE registration rules to relax in March

by Hogan Lovells on

In our earlier post we commented on IEDR´s (the Irish Registry for the .IE country code Top Level Domain) Public Consultation with a view to relaxing the registration policy for .IE domain names....more

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