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Trading with consumers: the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive and guidance from the European Commission

  • LK Shields
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • January 11 2010

If you have a business that sells goods or services to consumers then you should know about the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive

ESMA approves AIFMD co-operation agreements with 34 jurisdictions

  • LK Shields
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  • European Union
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  • June 10 2013

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the AIFMD) came into force on 21 July 2011 and must be transposed into national law of EU Member

Google AdWords and online advertising: trade mark infringement? ECJ decision

  • LK Shields
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  • European Union
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  • March 25 2010

Earlier this week, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ") ruled that the operation of the AdWords system by Google in itself was not a breach of EU trade mark law, but that the content of some advertisements that are linked by Google keywords may well be in breach depending upon the particular facts of the case

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

Special purpose vehicle exemption from AIFMD

  • LK Shields
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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • February 18 2014

The Central Bank has confirmed that Section 110 special purpose vehicles (SPVs) are exempt from the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

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