Yesterday, the EU Commission published a proposal for a common system of taxation of financial transactions between financial institutions. It recommends the taxation of share and bond transfers at a rate of 0.1% and derivative contracts at 0.01%.
The Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, published the Insurance (Amendment) Bill 2011 last week. The Bill amends the Insurance Act 1964 and changes the scope of the Insurance Compensation Fund (ICF).
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin, published the Thirtieth Amendment of the Constitution (Houses of the Oireachtas Inquiries) Bill 2011, for the amendment of Article 15.10 of the Constitution.
The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) published a judgment (Case C-163/10) delineating the immunity enjoyed by Members of the European Parliament under EU law when they express an opinion or cast a vote.
Kearns P, 9/8/2011,  IEHC 320 Judicial review – order of certiorari – Landlord and Tenant (Ground Rent) (No 2) Act 1978 – Registry of Deeds - assignment of lease – vesting certificate – consent - Ord 84, r 21 RSC – leave to apply - delay – matter of private law – locus standi - non-adjudicative decision.
The European Parliament Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs presented a draft report this week proposing new legislation in an attempt to reform the EU mortgage industry. Its aim is to improve consumer protection in the mortgage industry, to boost consumer confidence and to have a stabilising effect on the economy.
The District Court of Northern District of California has refused to consider whether the trademark rights of Levi Strauss & Co under EU trademark law have been infringed. Levi Strauss, the plaintiff, claimed relief under both US federal and state law for trademark infringement, trademark dilution, cyber-squatting and unfair competition.