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Brexit Update: ESMA and European Regulators Confirm the Status of MoUs with the FCA

On 1 February 2019, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) and the European securities regulators agreed on Memoranda of Understanding (“MoUs”) with the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”), in an effort to mitigate the effect on the financial services industry of the UK exiting the EU without a withdrawal agreement

Small Payment Institutions and Ireland

With the UK looking increasingly likely to exit both the single market and the customs union upon its withdrawal from the EU, Ireland would appear well-positioned to become the EU jurisdiction of choice for payment services firms

ESMA Issues Opinion on General Principles To Support Supervisory Convergence Post-Brexit

On 31 May 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an Opinion to promote and support a consistent supervisory approach in the twenty-seven EU Member States (the EU27) following Brexit

The AIFMD Third Country Passport

The Eurovision Song Contest notably allows countries from outside Europe an opportunity to participate

Theresa May’s Article 50 ‘Dear John’ Letter

Brexit might become the road to hell that was paved with good intentions

Irish Central Bank rules and guidance for Management Companies passporting into Ireland

The Central Bank of Ireland (Central Bank) published its Feedback Statement and final guidance on its third round of consultation on fund management company effectiveness (CP 86) on 19 December 2016

Minimising the Cost of Brexit Uncertainty: The Flexibility of Having an Irish Presence

Ireland is known for being a mature and well-respected common law legal jurisdiction and having a dynamic and flexible business environment

First Migration of Jersey Funds into Ireland under ICAV Act

This may be a timely indicator of the future Irish possibilities for UK fund promoters, and their UK based funds Yesterday, the Central Bank of Ireland authorised two ICAVs that migrated from Jersey, and in the process became UCITS so that they could market their shares into the EU

Potential Impact of Brexit on the Irish Asset Management Industry - Passporting

On 23 June 2016 the electorate in the UK voted to exit the European Union (EU)

Brexit Team

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David Williams

Managing Partner
+353 1 637 1542

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Marco Hickey

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Jennifer McGuire

+ 353 1 638 5851

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Ruairí Mulrean

+ 353 1 638 5844

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Andrew Power

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