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Funds & Investment Management Update – Ireland and Luxembourg – Q2 2021

This quarter’s highlights include the coming into force of the Investment Firms Directive and the Investment Firms Regulation, a number of AML developments, ESMA’s publication of funds’ marketing communications guidance and the CBI’s call for UCITS managers to review their liquidity risk management frameworks. Other notable developments include the CSSF’s updated guidance on granting loans to the public and updates to its UCITS and AIFM FAQs, the publication of a Circular on remote working as well as further EU sustainable finance developments.

The ILC Articles at 20: Introduction to the Symposium by Prof. Christian Tams and Dr Federica Paddeu

The Articles on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts (Articles), developed by the International Law Commission (ILC), turn 20 this year. On 9 August 2001 – 45 years after the first report by Special Rapporteur Francisco García-Amador on the topic, after 5 Special Rapporteurs and 34 reports by them – the ILC adopted the final text of the Articles, thus bringing to an end work that (in the words of Rosalyn Higgins) were it not for the Commission‘s broad understanding of responsibility, ‘should on the face of it [have] take[n] one summer’s work’.

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Portugal: Managing the Impacts of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the adoption of legal measures that have a profound impact on businesses in different sectors and on society at large. The implications are broad and complex and we are committed to focusing our knowledge and experience to help you navigate these legal issues as they arise.

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