December 2012, Volume 13, Issue 12
KPMG Launch Guides to Help Assist Irish Business Expand in BRICS Markets
ISEQ one of the top performing indices in 2012
Grant Thornton Kicks off Series of Seminars on Personal Insolvency in Dublin
A&L Goodbody Most Active M&A Law Firm in 2012
A&L Goodbody has announced the appointment of Marie O’Brien as Aviation Partner

Check out our February competition in association with the Maldron Hotel Cardiff Lane

EnterpriseSTART workshops 2013
Embracing Fitness & Probity: underpinning consumer trust and confidence

AIFMD - Level II Measures Adopted

Should John Bruton have been re-elected as IFSC Zcar?

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UCITS Investing in Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes
06/12/2012 - On 20 November 2012, the European Securities and Markets Authority ("ESMA") issued an opinion in relation to a UCITS’ ability to invest 10% of its assets in unregulated collective investment schemes.

Considering becoming a director of a financial services company?
06/12/2012 - For non-executive directors in the financial sector in Ireland, the range of regulation introduced by the Central Bank in recent years means that the responsibilities of the role have become far more onerous, with candidates for non-executive positions obliged to meet strict criteria before being appointed to the board of a regulated financial services company.

Investment Funds - Recent Legal and Regulatory Developments
06/12/2012 - On 30 October 2012, the Central Bank of Ireland (the "Central Bank") published Consultation Paper 60 which sets out a number of very significant proposed changes to the Irish Non-UCITS regime and in particular the Irish Qualifying Investor Fund ("QIF"), which is seen as a flagship product for the Irish Non- UCITS funds industry.

Potential Tax Refund Opportunities
06/12/2012 - On 13 November 2012 the European Court of Justice held that the UK’s treatment of UK and foreign dividends for tax purposes was contrary to EU law.

The 2012 Christmas Party Guide

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Check out some of the best venues from around Dublin. You're sure to find something to suit your company's needs. Our guide provides a forum for Hotels & Restaurants to showcase their menus, prices, music, special services etc...view venues


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Poll Results

In last month's online poll we asked, "Should high-earners be on a different tax band?"

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Featured Events

Economics, Xmas Drinks, Prizes & Charity - The right mix!!
Join Dublin's business community charity fundraising evening reception on behalf of the Phoenix Project. Economics

Gift of Change
Give a gift that changes everything this Christmas – Buy a Trócaire Gift of Change Looking for some inspiration this Christmas season? Stuck for ideas for presents for friends or colleagues?

New Year's Eve - "Eyes Wilde Shut" Masquerade Ball
Wilde presents "Eyes Wilde Shut" Masquerade Ball - Fire-breathers, Trapeze Acts & All Things Wilde!

Special Offers

Handbook for Directors of Regulated Financial Services Companies in Ireland
Taking account of the range of regulation for directors and boards introduced by the Central Bank in recent years, the Institute of Directors, together with McCann FitzGerald, has published a new handbook for financial services directors in Ireland.

Park & Play
Park & Play this Festive Season – allow our valet to park your car while you enjoy Dublin’s finest theatres, museums and shopping all just steps away from your guestroom.

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