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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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Payne Hicks Beach has promoted two lawyers to its partnership. Fiona Brown joins the family group and Jonathan Gatward joins the company and commercial group. Cheshire firm Hillyer McKeown has promoted commercial and corporate specialist Steve Harvey to its partnership. Harvey joined Hillyer McKeown three years ago. Cartwright King has appointed Richard Boucher as a […]

A fistful of lawyers

And so it fell to Edinburgh-based Brodies to provide the cast for the Scottish legal market’s annual summer punch-up this year. Few readers can have forgotten the points victory won by Dickson Minto last year after two of its lawyers had a drunken brawl during a boozy firmwide weekend away at the Lake District. Exactly […]

CC, Freshfields advise on Inmarsat LSE float

Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are celebrating after scooping the lead roles on the £1bn London Stock Exchange (LSE) flotation of satellite operator Inmarsat. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com last Monday (6 June), Clifford Chance, led by partners Matthew Layton and Adrian Cartwright, scored the mandate after advising private equity houses Apax and Permira on […]

Quality, control

When Astra merged with Zeneca both legal heads kept their jobs. And with the protection of drugs patents paramount, they are certainly needed. By Joanne Harris “It’s quite a lot, really,” says Graeme Musker, secretary and solicitor at pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca. This might be the understatement of the year; he has just revealed that the […]

CorporateTrowers scoops Coal International as client with £20m AIM offering

Trowers & Hamlins has landed its first instruction from Coal International after advising the company on its £20m AIM debut. The City firm won the mandate to list Coal International because the company’s directors also sit on the board of Trowers client Cambrian Mining. Trowers acted for the latter company on its AIM listing in […]

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