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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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Gouldens advised KPMG Corporate Finance and Investec Henderson Crosthwaite as sponsors to Alphameric on a £72m fund raising to enable Alphameric’s £60m acquisition of Pennine Retail Systems (Holdings). Gouldens corporate partner Simon Allport worked on the deal, Nabarro Nathanson represented Alphameric and Addleshaw Booth & Co advised the vendors.

Pilots fight for property rights

Associated British Ports Holdings (ABPH) is heading for a High Court showdown over property it is alleged to have commandeered and sold in Humberside. The association is being sued by Hull-based association Humber Pilots, which is seeking declarations, court orders and damages in a claim valued at more than £200,000. The pilots, who can date […]

Allen & Overy boosts New York Tax Capability

Robert DeJoy and Jack Heinberg joined on Monday (13 March) bringing Allen & Overy’s international tax department up to 50 tax professionals including 15 partners across the world. DeJoy was previously senior tax partner at Arnold & Porter, representing Fortune 500 companies. His practice including advising on corporate joint ventures, acquisition divestitures and separations, inbound […]

Camerons management shaken up for Euro drive

CMS Cameron McKenna has restructured its senior management to drive through plans for European expansion. The firm has elected senior corporate partner Dick Tyler to replace Robert Derry-Evans as managing partner. Derry-Evans takes up the new post of chief executive. Senior partner Bill Shelford stays in his post. A Camerons spokesman says the firm decided […]

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