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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.

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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On 5 May 2021 the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) announced the launch of two anti-monopoly proceedings against: – Polsat Television; and – four Discovery Group entities (ie, Discovery Communications Europe, Discovery Communications Benelux, Discovery Polska and Eurosport).

Principles applicable to an ‘insolvent’ trust in Jersey

It is important that trustees understand their obligations if their trust structure comes under financial stress. Helpfully, the Jersey courts have provided guidance on the principles applicable to ‘insolvent’ trusts, which is likely to be highly persuasive in other jurisdictions.

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