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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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Arsenal fan Boardman advises Spurs on Arnesen

Arsenal fan and Slaughter and May corporate partner Nigel Boardman is advising the football club’s bitter rival, Tottenham Hotspur, on Chelsea’s allegedly illegal approach for Spurs sporting director Frank Arnesen. Arsenal season ticket-holder Boardman is also advising Arsenal on the Ashley Cole ‘tapping up’ case. “I’ve never been a great one for hate in football. […]

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Bristol Uni kicks off Innocence Project to balance Govt stance

“It’s perhaps the biggest miscarriage of justice in today’s system when the guilty walk away unpunished,” said the Prime Minister Tony Blair in June 2002. Dr Michael Naughton, of the School of Law at the University of Bristol, is reminded of that comment as he describes the reasons for setting up the Bristol Innocence Project. […]

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Jersey firm Sinels, in conjunction with Caversham Fiduciary Services, held a seminar on offshore trusts on 20 May at Lincoln’s Inn. The aim of the seminar was to introduce private client solicitors to Jersey trusts. Advocate Philip Sinel highlighted the security involved in local trusts and defended trusts from attack by beneficiaries or outsiders. The […]

Lawyers pick up £1m fees on failed Paddington Health PFI

The law firms advising on the mammoth £1bn Paddington Health Campus (PHC) PFI scheme will reap around £1m in fees for their work on the collapsed project. Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) was instructed almost three years ago to advise the St Mary’s and Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trusts and Imperial College London on the scheme. The […]

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