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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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Clients defend expelled Clarke Willmott partner

Accountancy firm Baker Tilly is to review its relationship with Clarke Willmott following the expulsion of long-serving partner Stephen Allinson. Accountancy firm Baker Tilly is to review its relationship with Clarke Willmottfollowing the expulsion of long-serving partner Stephen Allinson, who has bagged a new role at Moon Beever. Allinson, an insolvency partner, was expelled from […]

Graham Prentice: Dewey & LeBoeuf

Who would you least like to be stuck in a lift with and why?Any of the Blairs: Tony, Cherie or Sir Ian, or anyone smug or full of conceit. What was your first job? A milkman at Eastleigh – the same depot as Benny Hill. What was your worstexperience as a trainee?Losing an uncontested application […]

Chadbourne sticks to London plan after WFW talks fail

US firm Chadbourne & Parke is continuing its programme of expansion in London despite the collapse of merger talks with Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) at the end of last year. The energy-focused firm is taking another 1,000 square metres of space at its London base to make room for a doubling in size of […]

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