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Proposed new rules on FX contracts under MiFID II
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • May 1 2015

Whether or not FX spot contracts relating to currencies are financial instruments for the purposes of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive


Audit Reform: A Step Further
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • March 1 2017

In June 2016 the Statutory Audits Regulations gave effect in Ireland to several mandatory provisions of the EU Audit Directive and the EU Audit


The designated activity company (the “DAC”)
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • October 28 2014

The Companies Bill 2012, which will introduce significant reforms in company law in Ireland, is likely to be enacted in November 2014 and come into


Directors’ Duties Clarified
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • February 4 2016

A recent decision of the Court of Appeal emphasises that the duties and responsibilities of a director are constant in every type of company, whether


Financial Services Regulatory Group Bulletin - December 2016
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland, United Kingdom
  • December 6 2016

Our latest Financial Services Regulatory Group Bulletin contains new updates on significant developments in financial services regulation regarding


Managing Subsidiaries: A Balancing Act
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • March 7 2017

Effective management of subsidiaries can be a challenge for corporate groups. A balance must be struck between control of a subsidiary (essential for


Issues for directors
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • January 8 2015

The Companies Act 2014 (the "Act") was signed into law on 23 December 2014 and it is expected that it will come into effect on 1 June 2015. The Act


Financial services: regulatory powers strengthened
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • July 23 2013

The recently-enacted Central Bank (Supervision and Enforcement) Act 2013 is expected to come into force soon. When it does, the Act will strengthen


Corporate Ownership: Do New UK Rules Affect You?
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland, United Kingdom
  • April 26 2016

Most UK-incorporated private companies now are required to keep a public register of people with significant control (a "PSC") over the company


Summary briefing - Legal Risk Assessment & Compliance Programmes
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • May 19 2016

In this short video, Peter Osborne, Consultant in our Corporate Group discusses good practice in structuring legal compliance programmes and the