Insurance Regulatory Update, September 2017

This is the September edition of the Arthur Cox Insurance Regulatory Update, the monthly bulletin of the Arthur Cox Insurance Group focused on recent developments in insurance regulation, law and practice. In this issue, topics covered include: the Minimum Competency... Read More

HPRA publishes draft Medical Device Distributor Guidance for open consultation

On 4 April 2017, the Health Products Regulatory Authority (“HPRA”) published for consultation a draft guide to distribution of medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices (“Guide”). The draft Guide is intended to provide guidance to industry with a... Read More

ISS Consultation Paper – General Share Issuance Mandates for Cross Market Companies

10 November 2016

On 27 October 2016, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) issued a consultation paper titled “US Policy – General Share Issuance Mandates for Cross – Market Companies” (the “Consultation Paper”) as part of the ISS draft 2017 policy updates. ISS requested feedback on... Read More

Finn Frogne, C-549/14 – settlement agreement can constitute a material amendment to a public contract

27 October 2016

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that a material amendment to a contract award without a new tendering procedure is an impermissible breach of the principles of equal treatment and transparency even where the amendment is as... Read More

Duty to Give Reasons in Annex IIB Contracts – Forum Connemara Limited v Galway County Council

27 October 2016

In August 2016, the High Court gave judgment in the case of Forum Connemara Limited (“Forum”) v Galway County Local Community Development Committee (“GCLCDC”) [2016] IEHC 493. The case concerned the duty on statutory bodies and contracting authorities to give... Read More

RPS Consulting Engineers Limited v Kildare County Council – Adequacy of Reasons in Standstill Letters

26 February 2016

This case involved a challenge by RPS about the adequacy of the reasons given by Kildare County Council (the “Council”) in the standstill letter provided to RPS notifying it that it had been unsuccessful in a tender process.  In his... Read More