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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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Bingham bridges Continental divide with launch of new Frankfurt office

A German presence will enable Bingham to focus on major financial centres. Bingham is launching an office in Frankfurt, a move that represents a rare geographical expansion into Continental Europe by the US firm.In particular, the new German outpost is designed to extend Bingham’s financial restructuring and financial services practice. The Frankfurt office, which goes […]

Simmons promotes eight to partnership

Simmons & Simmons has promoted eight lawyers to its partnership, six of whom are based outside the UK. This is double the total number of partners the firm made up in 2009, of whom one was based in London. Of this year’s promotions, two of the new partners are based in London, two in Paris […]

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For law firms on both sides of the Irish Sea, the latest phase of the The National Asset Management Agency process presents the most significant opportunity yet. By Tom Phillips The national Asset Management Agency (NAMA), the government agency designed to stabilise the nation’s banks by taking property loans off the banks’ books, is now […]

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