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First award for penalisation of a whistleblower

Ireland - October 13 2016 In the first award for penalisation under the Protected Disclosures Act 2014, a care assistant has been awarded 17,500 after making what the Labour

They think it's all over - but Brexiting UK could still pull a u-turn on Article 50

European Union, United Kingdom - October 14 2016 Article 50 is fast-becoming the most quoted but least read legal provision in the contemporary world. It is also one of the most controversial but

Bill extends time limit for certain FSO Complaints (18 October 2016)

Ireland - October 18 2016 The Government has published the General Scheme of the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Bill 2016 which can be found here. The Bill, in Head

The GDPR; A Guide for Businesses

European Union, Ireland, OECD, United Kingdom - October 7 2016 The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was initially published in January 2012, and finally adopted on 27 April 2016. It will

Anti-Money Laundering Compliance

Ireland - October 11 2016 The Department of Finance has published Ireland's first Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing (MLTF) National Risk Assessment (NRA). This NRA

CJEU finds that the Terms of a Settlement Agreement can Constitute a Prohibited Contract Modification under Procurement Rules

Denmark, European Union - October 26 2016 The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has handed down its decision following a request for a preliminary ruling from the Danish Supreme

CJEU rules IP addresses may constitute personal data

European Union - October 26 2016 On 19 October 2016, the CJEU ruled, in Breyer v Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Case C-58214), that dynamic IP addresses may constitute "personal data"

Regulatory Enforcement Power of Ireland’s Health Products Regulatory Authority

Ireland - October 25 2016 HPRA regularly carries out announced and unannounced inspections (Dawn Raids) and audits to establish and monitor industry’s compliance with relevant

High Court Upholds FSO Finding That Material Non-Disclosure Could Void Insurance Policy

Ireland - October 25 2016 In Richardson v Financial Services Ombudsman & Anor 2016 IEHC 560, (High Court, Hunt J, 14 July 2016), the High Court upheld a finding of the

Port Deals: European Commission Approved the Joint Acquisition of a Spanish Port Terminal by Marmedsa and UECC (24 October 2016)

European Union, Spain - October 24 2016 The European Commission has the power to supervise mergers and acquisitions under Regulation 1392004 which is the so-called "Merger Control