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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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DIBB Lupton Broomhead, Hammond Suddards and Shoosmiths & Harrison top the list of the 20 fastest growing UK firms, according to a new report. ‘UK Solicitors 1994’, published by management consultant Datamonitor, is based on information supplied by the 45 highest billing London firms and the 20 highest billing regional firms for 1992-94. Of the […]

Silicone implants deadline looms

LAWYERS have less than two weeks to register clients for the US silicone breast implant settlement, according to personal injury specialists. Lawyer Paul Balen told delegates at a conference of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers that there had been “a fundamental misunderstanding” of the settlement and it was now down to lawyers to ensure […]

Oftel appoints DTI's Ingham

OFTEL has appointed Department of Trade and Industry lawyer David Ingham as its new legal director. Ingham has recently been involved in the legal work for the privatisation of the coal industry and has helped with the new licensing regime. He replaces Alan Woods, who has returned to the DTI, and acting director Alastair Pitblado […]

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FRESHFIELDS has been picked to act as legal consultant to environmental travel group Green Globe. The City firm will provide information on the changing legislative scene to members of Green Globe – the environmental awareness wing of the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). Head of Freshfields environmental group Paul Bowden sees the selection as […]

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