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Update on EC proposals to amend UCITS, AIFMD, EuVECA and ELTIF to facilitate cross-border distribution

On 12 March 2018, the European Commission issued a proposal for a new regulation (the Regulation) and a new directive (the Directive) concerning the cross-border distribution of collective investment funds amending inter alia UCITS (the UCITS Directive), AIFMD, EuVECA and EuSEF (the Proposals). Please find below a summary of the main changes under the Proposals. What will change under the Proposals?

MEES: What information is required to register an exemption?

By Maria Connolly Since 1 April, it has been unlawful for a landlord to let a property with an EPC rating of below E, unless an exemption has been registered on the PRS Exemptions Register. The government has released guidance on the evidence required to register an exemption on the PRS Exemptions Register…

Getting the Deal Through: Fund Management 2018, Luxembourg edition

Fund Management traces the regulatory and legislative obligations facing fund managers balancing the need to maximise investment returns whilst also ensuring adequate investor protections in an increasingly challenging regulatory environment. Topics are written by leading experts and include: authorities responsible for fund regulation; licensing processes; territorial scope of regulation; required authorisations of fund marketing activities; […]

Financial Regulatory News Updates – April 2018

The Financial Regulatory News Updates: an overview in which Loyens & Loeff’s Banking and Finance Practice Group highlights recent legislative developments and publications of supervisory authorities in the financial markets…

Dutch coal exit proposed by new draft bill

On 19 May 2018 the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (hereinafter: ‘the Minister’) published its draft bill (in Dutch only) on the Prohibition of the use of coal by power producers for public consultation (hereinafter: ‘the draft bill’). The basis of the draft bill derives from international (the Paris Agreement in 2015) and national (the […]

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When disclosure gets dangerous

Herbert Smith is on the naughty step again. The litigation juggernaut just got a ticking-off in a pre-trial hearing in a high-profile battle between the Barclay brothers and Irish property tycoon Patrick McKillen over control of some London’s top hotels. The thorny issue once again comes down to disclosure (which tripped up Herbies client West […]

AMEC names acting general counsel after incumbent’s departure

FTSE100 engineering, project management and consultancy company AMEC has installed strategic development director François-Philippe Champagne as acting general counsel following the incumbent’s departure less than a year into the role. Eleanor Evans stood down from the role late last year. Evans moved to AMEC last March from listed manufacturer Cobham, which she joined in 2008 […]

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UK law firms are hesitant about moving into the recently liberalised South Korean market The opening up of the legal sector in South Korea to UK and US firms follows the ratification of the Korea-EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA), known as Keufta, which came into effect on 1 July 2011, and the Korea-US FTA (Korus), […]

Nixon Peabody ties up with Chinese firm in strategic alliance

US firm Nixon Peabody has increased its offering in the greater China region by forming a strategic alliance with Beijing-headquartered Hylands Law Firm. The alliance is set to provide the firm’s clients with more sophisticated support and services on the ground in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing and other growing business centres of China. Hylands […]

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