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Funds & investment management update – Ireland and Luxembourg – Q1 2021

This quarter’s highlights include the commencement of the Investment Limited Partnerships (Amendment) Act 2020, a number of AML developments, the publication of performance fee guidance, a Central Bank of Ireland cross-industry guidance on outsourcing consultation, the CSSF’s publications on IT outsourcing and cloud computing, as well as a number of EU sustainable finance developments.

Introducing the Irish AML regime for crypto providers

The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2021 which transposes aspects of the EU Fifth Money Laundering Directive EU/2018/843 (5MLD) brings virtual asset service providers (VASPs) within the scope of the Irish anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime for the first time. This update highlights the key requirements which will apply to VASPs and the new registration requirement.

Ireland implements 5MLD

The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) (Amendment) Act 2021 transposes provisions of the fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive EU/2018/843 (5MLD) into Irish law.

Covid-19 Ireland: credit guarantee scheme extended

Over one year from the outset of COVID-19, we examine the Irish government’s recent decision to extend the COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme from 30 June 2021 to the end of 2021.

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Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

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The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

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