Careers

Banks just can’t find enough cyber-security talent
22/03/2017 - Banks are desperate to hire cyber-security professionals and a shortage of talent means they’re looking outside of the financial services industry.

“If you want to make it to managing director on the trading floor, this is the secret”
22/03/2017 - By now, most people will have received their bonus, and as a former managing director in sales at Nomura, this time of year always draws me back to awkward conversations I had with some of the people I managed.

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Funds

Irish Securitisations with Financial Assets deriving their value from Irish property
01/12/2016 - Are you aware of the proposed changes to Section 110? On 6 September 2016, the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan announced details of proposed amendments to Section 110 of the Taxes Consolidation Act 1997 ("Section 110")

Ireland Publishes First AML/CTF National Risk Assessment
01/12/2016 - On 7 October 2016, the Department of Finance and the Department of Justice and Equality published the first National Risk Assessment for Ireland (NRA) on money-laundering and terrorist financing (AML/CTF).

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IT

Four IT projects to prioritise
22/03/2017 - You want to update your IT systems, but you have limited budget and need to prioritise. Which are the IT projects you should look at implementing first?

5 reasons why you should migrate to Office 365 Exchange Online
01/03/2017 - Lots of companies still use outdated technology despite new solutions being a radical improvement. There can be a resistance to change, the belief that current systems are good enough and that the hassle won’t be worth it.

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Legal

High Court Clarifies Bank to Have Actual Notice of Winding-up to Avoid Repayment of Transfers Made Subsequent to Winding-up
14/03/2017 - Any disposition of a company's property made after the commencement of its winding up, without the approval of the liquidator, is void. In a 2001 case (Re Industrial Services Company (Dublin) Ltd [2001] 2 I.R.118),

Court of Appeal confirms there is no general duty of good faith in Irish contract law
13/03/2017 - Significance and application of decision : A recent Court of Appeal decision has restored certainty that, under Irish law, there is no general duty of good faith in the context of commercial contracts.

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Specialist

Broadcasters Consider Ireland as a Location post-Brexit
27/02/2017 - Licensing authorities in the broadcasting sector across the European Union have reported receiving queries from international broadcasters, based in the UK, who are considering relocating in advance of Brexit.

Central Bank - Increased Workforce
12/01/2017 - In response to the significant increase in the number of authorisation queries from UK based insurers, the Central Bank of Ireland (the “Central Bank”) has increased its workforce by more than a quarter.

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