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The Irish Government enacted the Finance (No. 2) Act 2023 on 18 December 2023, and the new tax withholding and reporting requirements for the exercise of unapproved share options by employees in Ireland will become effective on 1 January 2024.

Despite concerns raised by various industry groups and tax practitioners, the final legislation did not include any amendments, and further guidance and instructions are expected to be issued by Irish Revenue shortly.

In the interim, companies should prepare to comply with these new requirements for any unapproved options exercised by employees in Ireland on or after 1 January 2024.

On 22 March 2023, the European Commission tabled a proposal for a Directive on substantiation and communication of explicit environmental claims.
The proposal aims to harmonize the evaluation and monitoring of voluntary environmental claims – often referred to as “green claims” – towards EU consumers and control the proliferation of public and private environmental labels. Complementing the March 2022 proposal for a Directive on empowering consumers for the green transition as a lex specialis by providing more specific requirements on the substantiation, communication and verification of green claims, it contributes to the fight against “greenwashing”.

Welcome to our Virtual Global Trade Conference, a virtual offering for all our clients and friends worldwide. Baker McKenzie’s international trade compliance lawyers from around the world discussed the major developments impacting international trade. The sessions include trade policy, exports, sanctions, customs, China trade developments and trade developments.

Read publication  Welcome to the October 2019 edition of our newsletter. The EMEA Healthcare Industry Group Newsletter is your regular digest of legal developments affecting the life science and healthcare industries across the region. In this issue: Europe • General presumption of confidentiality of clinical study reports: Opinion of AG…