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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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Slaughters and A&O battle for control of pub chain M&B

Slaughter and May is acting for longstanding client Punch Taverns in a merger bid that would create the UK’s largest pub group. Slaughter and May’s team is being led by partners David Johnson and Kathryn Davis. Johnson said: “We started acting for Punch when it was first formed and followed the company through its flotation […]

Tony Blair’s brother appointed Queen’s Bench judge

Tony Blair’s brother, William Blair QC of 3 Verulam Buildings (3vb), has been appointed a judge in the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court. Nicholas Hill, senior practice manager at 3vb, said this is the set’s second judicial appointment following the elevation of Ross Cranston QC to the bench earlier this year. “His [Blair] […]

SJ Berwin mediation chief Shapiro goes freelance at 80

SJ Berwin mediation chief David Shapiro is leaving the firm. The 80-year old partner is to become an independent mediator to avoid conflict issues. Shapiro said: “I will miss them all: lawyers, secretaries, support staff…even management. “All the SJB lawyers, secretaries and support staff should know that I appreciate all they have done for me […]

Outer Temple cements US ties with capture of trial lawyer

Outer Temple Chambers has firmed up its US alliances by bringing trial lawyer Vance of NY firm Morvillo Abramovitz on board. Outer Temple Chambers has firmed up its US alliances by bringing trial lawyer Cyrus Vance of New York firm Morvillo Abramovitz on board as an associate member. Vance, who has practised before the US […]

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