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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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Hammonds invites office heads to join the board

Hammonds has overhauled its management structure to give more power to office heads. Robert Weekes The heads of the national firm’s offices in Leeds, ­London, Manchester and Birmingham now sit on its operations board. They join managing partner Peter Crossley and Hammonds’ international department heads. The board deals with the day-to-day running of the firm […]

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Teacher Stern to boost litigation after BLP raid

Teacher Stern plans to ramp up its corporate litigation and real estate teams in the wake of star partner Graham Shear’s departure. Graham Shear Media and sports litigator Shear defected to Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) last week (TheLawyer.com, 6 August). Shear will be joined by fellow Teacher Stern partner Joby Davies. The pair start at […]

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It was entirely fitting that one of the last cases heard in the House of Lords was one which could redefine the litigation industry. After Norton Rose and IM Litigation Funding lost the Stone & Rolls case last week, some commentators have characterised the entire episode as a setback for litigation funders everywhere. Norton Rose […]

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Which way now?

The Middle East may be the spiritual home of Islamic finance, but the region needs to decide in which direction the practice is headed. Islamic finance in the Middle East is at a crossroads. In one direction is a brave new dawn of standardised norms, efficiently-issued fatwas and a greater array of financial ­products. On […]

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