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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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Peter Zaman

Clifford Chance partner quits for Reed Smith

Clifford Chance capital markets partner Peter Zaman is to quit the firm for US rival Reed Smith. It comes just days after Reed Smith bolstered it global energy and natural resources group with the appointment of Dewey & LeBoeuf partner Nicholas Rock. Former head of Clifford Chance’s environmental & climatic trading group Zaman will join […]

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The changing nature of the Czech Republic’s infrastructure is presenting domestic law firms with opportunities never before seen in their lifetimes The Czech Republic has a murky record in public ­procurement. ­According to an independent study by zIndex, €13.7bn (£11.4bn) worth of public tenders went unaccounted for in Czech government records between 2006 and 2010. […]

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M­­oves: 16 April 2012

Bond Pearce has hired a Clyde & Co partner, boosting its insurance professional risks team in London. Move of the week Simon Gildener joins Bond Pearce as a partner in its London office from Clydes, where he was a partner in the international professional and financial lines practice group. Gildener joined Clydes from Howden Insurance […]

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Judgment call: 16 April 2012

In a case brought by the members of a reggae band against their former solicitors concerning the royalties due from a hit single, the court considered issues including to what extent an allegation of fraud had to be particularised in the pleadings post-CPR, and the test to be applied where the Limitation Act 1980 s.28 […]

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