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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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Black country firm George Green has hired Neil Williams, formerly of Pinsent Curtis Biddle, as head of commercial litigation, while Tim Lang, previously the head of Weightman Vizards’ employment team, joins as head of employment. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews on 8 January

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Freshfields and Linklaters are going head-to-head to secure the best role on the newly merged LogicaCMG’s legal panel. The merger completed on 30 December Freshfields has stolen a march on its rival after Logica, to which it was the main corporate adviser, grabbed the head of legal and company secretary roles. Logica’s Lawrence Guedes was […]

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A court has spoken out against payments and case referrals between solicitors, barristers at Robert Rhodes QC’s 4 King’s Bench Walk, and an arm of Claims Direct Despite criticisms, senior costs judge Master Hurst refused to rule on whether fees paid to counsel by solicitors were referral fees, as it was the subject of an […]

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