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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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Brazilian IP firm splits as founding partner lures 22 to start-up

Brazilian firm Di Blasi Parente Soerensen Garcia & Associados has split in two, forming new IP firm Soerensen Garcia Advogados Associados. Founding partner Mario Soerensen Garcia left with 22 attorneys to set up his new firm, which has offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Soerensen Garcia said: “At the other firm we were […]

CC, Dickson Minto, Travers and Pinsents steer Saga-AA merger

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Travers Smith stars on private equity deals

Two Travers Smith partners have had a particularly busy week on private equity deals and IPOs. Corporate partner Paul Dolman closed three deals in as many days, two of them for entities owned or controlled by private equity house Promethean, for which he is relationship partner. The first was Data Locator Group’s (majority owned by […]

Baker Botts raids Dewey Ballantine for corporate hire

Baker Botts’ London office has poached a corporate partner from Dewey Ballantine. Andrei Yakovlev, who joined the firm today (3 July), will contribute to Baker Botts’ efforts to expand its corporate practice in Eastern and Central Europe. Walt Smith, managing partner at Baker Botts, said: “Andrei’s international debt and equity transactional experience will provide our […]

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