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Poland files complaint with ECJ over copyright changes

On Monday, 15 April 2019, the Council of the European Union gave the green light to the new copyright directive, which aimed to bring the EU's regime on copyright up to speed with modern technologies. Just two months later, Poland has complained to the Court of Justice of the European Union - citing the new regime's. Read more
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European Union Law Briefing - May 2019

Request for preliminary ruling as to whether a public prosecutor can be considered a 'judicial authority' for EAW, fears about the future of the common law and Google fined for abuse of dominant position. Read more
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European Union Law Briefing - April 2019

EU Parliament backs whistleblower protection directive On Tuesday 16 April, the European Parliament voted in favour of a new directive which would protect whistleblowers who are reporting on breaches of Union law.  Read more
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Shareholders' Rights Directive due to be transposed into law by June 2019

The second Shareholders' Rights Directive EU/2017/828 (SRD II) is due to be transposed into Irish law by 10 June 2019. Amending a 2007 directive of the same title, SRD II promises increased transparency and new policies aimed at promoting shareholder engagement.  Read more
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European Union Law Briefing - March 2019

EU Parliament outlines plans for no-deal Brexit In an article released on Thursday 21 March, the European Parliament (EP) has outlined its contingency plans which will come into play in the event that the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal in place on the revised exit date of April 12. Read more
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New anti-money laundering regime mandates registration of trust beneficiaries

  Following the passage of S.I. 16 of 2019 European Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Trusts) Regulations 2019, trustees will be subject to a requirement to maintain certain information pertaining to the beneficial owners of a trust.  Read more
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