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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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Norton Rose pushes global integration with local champions

Norton Rose has appointed local ‘champions’ as go-to people for partners around the world if they need someone to work on a deal with. The scheme forms part of an effort to ensure global integration following mergers in Australia, Canada and South Africa in the past two years. The firm went live with its merger […]

News Group’s no nonsense settlements

Like Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, News Group Newspapers, owner of the now defunct News of the World, has created a legal market all of its own. Last week The Lawyer revealed that Linklaters partner Christa Band and 11 South Square’s Michael Silverleaf QC had been responsible for driving settlement talks for the newspaper group, which […]

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Ex-Mishcon partner jailed for five years over fraud

A former Mishcon de Reya property partner has been jailed for five and a half years for his part in a €22m (£18.4m) loan scam. The case dates back to 2008 when Kevin Steele was still a partner at the firm. In December he was convicted by the Serious Fraud Office for forgery and fraud […]

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Judgment call: 30 January 2012

The court granted an order for possession of land occupied by protesters outside St Paul’s Cathedral and orders for declaratory and injunctive relief. Civil procedure City of London v Samede (2012) EWHC 34. Queen’s Bench Division. Lindblom, J. 18 January 2012  The extent and duration of the obstruction of the highway, and the public nuisance […]

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