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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


High Court Reiterates Criteria for Asset Freezing Injunctions
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • August 24 2016

An asset-freezing or Mareva injunction is a powerful litigation weapon where it is suspected that a wrongdoer has misappropriated assets and may be


Q&A on the PRIIPs Regulation
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • August 5 2016

Fund managers, insurance undertakings, credit institutions and investment firms should be preparing to put in place the measures necessary to comply


The Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • August 16 2016

The Employment and Investment Incentive Scheme is a tax-efficient means for companies engaged in certain corporate trades to raise sums of up to 5m a


Government Plans to Reform Irish Copyright Law
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • August 18 2016

The Government has recently approved the drafting of a scheme for a new copyright bill (the "Bill") to make changes to Irish copyright legislation. If


EMIR Update: The Clearing Obligation and Risk Mitigation Techniques for Non-Centrally Cleared OTC Derivatives
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • July 28 2016

The last two weeks have seen two significant developments regarding the EMIR clearing obligation as well as further developments regarding the


Privacy Shield - The End of the Beginning
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • July 28 2016

After two and a half years of negotiations, companies will be able to selfcertify their adherence to the Privacy Shield principles from 1 August 2016


Investment Funds in Ireland
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • August 15 2016

Since its establishment in the late 1980’s, Ireland’s international financial services sector has grown spectacularly, attracting significant levels


GDPR and the Internet of Things: 5 Things You Need to Know
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • European Union, Ireland
  • May 26 2016

Companies who operate in, or are contemplating entry into, the Internet of Things ("IOT") field should be aware of upcoming changes to the EU data


Financial claims - statute of limitations clarified
  • McCann FitzGerald
  • Ireland
  • June 7 2012

The Supreme Court has clarified the rules governing the period of time within which a person who proposes to sue a bank for financial loss must act: broadly speaking, the claim must be brought within six years of the date on which the alleged loss occurred but the clock does not start to tick while there is only a “mere possibility” of loss in a case