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The Capital Markets Union
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • April 13 2015

The European Commission (the Commission) recently launched a consultation process on a Capital Markets Union (CMU). The CMU is a plan to create


Reverse solicitation
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • May 12 2015

Although non-EU alternative investment funds (AIFs), managed by non-EU alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs), are not permitted to market


ISPs face the cost of implementing a graduated response system to deal with copyright infringers
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • July 8 2015

UPC Communications, an internet service provider (ISP), has been ordered by the Irish Commercial Court to implement a graduated response system (GRS


Taking Ownership - New rules for Irish companies
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • November 22 2016

Last week saw the introduction of a new law on corporate transparency which has significant implications for Irish based companies and corporate type


Red tape and efforts to reform EU merger control
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • March 23 2015

The European Commission has been considering extending its merger control jurisdiction to acquisitions of minority shareholdings. The Commission


Public contracts: what the new public procurement directives mean for SMEs
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • April 24 2014

The existing public procurement regime is often criticised for creating obstacles for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to


EMIR reporting requirements - what you need to know
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  • European Union
  • May 30 2014

The final measures of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) came into force on 12 February 2014. All entities that enter into any


ESMA approves AIFMD co-operation agreements with 34 jurisdictions
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • 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


Protection of geographical indications
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  • European Union
  • September 4 2014

The European Union (EU) has a geographical indication (GI) system to protect certain types of agricultural products. A GI is a sign that identifies a


Merger of Three and O2 has been given the go ahead, but subject to conditions
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  • European Union, Ireland
  • June 12 2014

The European Commission has cleared the proposed merger between Hutchison 3G (H3G) and Telefónica Ireland (O2 Ireland), subject to conditions