Hume Brophy’s vision to build a global communications and corporate affairs company which a strong Asian edge has taken another step forward with a significant new appointment.
Despite many doubting the strength of the Confidence and Supply agreement or just how long this Government might last, we are now approaching the culmination of the three-budget deal struck between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil back in May 2016.
The number of companies that have successfully listed in Europe recently, and the list of those that are expected to go public in the near future is under-pinning indications of a very health stock market sector.
It’s been an eventful few weeks for the big players in the gambling industry. Back in May, the United States Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down the federal prohibition on gambling on the outcome of sporting events, paving the way for sports betting to take the United States by storm.
This briefing has been put together by the Hume Brophy financial services team in Brussels. We first examine the three legislative proposals published in May and their potential loopholes. We then analyse to what extent these proposals could have an impact on non-financial actors and we observe what possible next steps in the EU legislative process might be.
When Bertie Ahern, the former prime minister of Ireland, was asked what the consequences of a hard border on the island of Ireland would be, he didn’t hesitate.
On March 8 2018, the European Commission published a FinTech Action Plan (read here), which has been the subject of meticulous preparation for more than a year.
With the traditional ‘mini-budget’ being replaced by a shorter and less significant Spring Statement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP, today sought to appease those from all sides calling for greater expenditure on public services.
As we approach the two-year anniversary of Ireland’s Fine Gael-Independent Minority Government in May 2018, it’s easy to forget the expectations of many were that this agreement wouldn’t see out the end of 2016, let alone last the full term to 2018.