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Collective redundancies - when does the obligation to consult arise? Award of almost 3 million in Fujitsu case

  • LK Shields
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  • European Union, Finland, Ireland
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  • April 7 2010

The decision of the Finnish Supreme Court in the Fujitsu case delivered on 9 March 2010, pursuant to which Fujitsu was ordered to pay almost 3 million to dismissed employees, has relevance for Irish employers, particularly those within an international group

Non-EU fund managers - time to prepare for change!

  • LK Shields
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • March 25 2011

On the basis that the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the Directive) is, as expected, adopted in the first quarter of 2011, EU Member States will be required to transpose the Directive into national legislation within two years of that date

Investment firms and the alternative investment Alternative Investment Fund Mangers Directive (AIFMD

  • LK Shields
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • September 15 2011

Member States of the European Union (EU) are required to transpose the provisions of the Alternative Investment Fund Mangers Directive (AIFMD) into national law by 22 July 2013: fund managers of alternative investment funds (AIF) who fall within its scope should be investigating how to adapt their businesses in preparation for its introduction

UCITS synthetic risk and reward indicators

  • LK Shields
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  • European Union
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  • July 1 2010

On July 1, 2010 the European Commission introduced a new programme of legislative changes with respect to the investment funds known as UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities

The credit crunch breeds a rating agency watchdog

  • LK Shields
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  • European Union
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  • October 31 2008

As the credit crisis continues to affect confidence in the global financial market, the EU plans to adopt radical legislative measures for the oversight of Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs

Safe harbour

  • LK Shields
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  • European Union
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  • June 22 2010

The European Commission takes a dim view of cartels, price-fixing and anti-competitive practices, but it does make exceptions for certain types of agreements made between undertakings operating at different levels of the supply chain

Splitting the difference

  • LK Shields
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  • European Union
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  • June 22 2010

Following a protracted period of intense lobbying at European level, the European Parliament and the EU Council recently finalised their respective drafts of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

Payment Services Directive: are you ready?

  • LK Shields
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • August 28 2009

The Payment Services Directive 200764EC (the PSD) will become effective in Ireland on 1 November 2009 and will introduce a new EU-wide licensing regime for many firms and business that have up until now operated in an unregulated environment

EC proposes regulation on Money Market Funds

  • LK Shields
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  • European Union
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  • February 7 2014

The European Commission published the "Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on Money Market Funds" (the "Proposed

The European Communities (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2008

  • LK Shields
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • October 16 2008

New EU regulations governing the cross-border merger of companies became law in May