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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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In brief: Partner exchanges Dibbs for Nabarros

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UK lawyers set up house with Germans

A EUROPEAN “lawyers’ house” is set to be created in Brussels if a deal to share offices is struck between the UK Law Societies and the German Federal Bar. The Brussels office of the Law Societies of England and Wales and Scotland could take up new premises next year, sharing for the first time with […]

Kazakhstan deal

Baker & McKenzie partner Hugh Stewart led a team of lawyers acting for UK-based Ispat International in its recent acquisition of Kazakhstan’s Karmet Steel Works. Stewart, a corporate partner at the firm’s London office, was assisted by Phillip Rosenblatt, who worked from the firm’s Almaty base. Due diligence work on the transaction was carried out […]

In brief: Law Society votes to go on the record

The way members of the Law Society Council vote in important debates will now be recorded. Law Society president Martin Mears was behind the move, which was approved at the council meeting on Thursday. The initiative is part of a drive by the presidency to democratise the council. It was also widely viewed as a […]

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Doctor challenges contract. A doctor is heading for the High Court in a bid to block disciplinary moves against him by a Stoke-on-Trent NHS Trust over the issuing of cremation certificates. Dr Saltio Sangerlee, is seeking a declaration that under his 1982 employment contract the trust is not entitled to discipline him for the matters […]

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