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Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • February 29 2016

Guidelines which it is hoped will assist financial services firms in complying with their obligations under the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering


Brexit: What would it mean for Ireland’s energy market?
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • May 2 2016

It is estimated Ireland imported in excess of 6 billion worth of energy products through the UK in 2014. If the UK leaves the EU, what is the


UCITS V Directive Implemented into Irish Law
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • April 19 2016

The European Union (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (Regulations) came into force on


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


Special purpose vehicle exemption from AIFMD
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • 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 European Communities (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2008
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • October 16 2008

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


Acquisitions and disposals in the financial services sector
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • October 31 2014

Of key importance to those making acquisitions of certain entities in the financial services sector is that a failure to engage with the Central Bank


Reporting requirements for authorised and registered AIFMs in Ireland: deadline approaching
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • January 15 2015

The vast majority of registered or authorised AIFMs should be preparing for the first filing of their Annex IV Reports with the Central Bank of


Transposition of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • February 29 2016

On 29th January 2016 the Department of Finance and the Department of Justice and Equality (the “Departments”) published a consultation paper (CP) on


Back to black (and white)?
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • July 16 2014

As of 16 July 2014 the scope of protection given to black, white or grey (B&W) trade marks in Ireland will change. The implementation of the Common