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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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INSTANT GUIDE TO MASONRY

Freemasonry’s roots are ancient but poorly documented. However, historians can trace the organisation almost continuously back to the 16th Century. It evolved out of associations of stone masons who grouped together, possibly to control trade and help each other in times of hardship. Links with stonework remain. Masons believe in a Supreme Being, which they […]

Singapore deal

The Singapore office of Norton Rose has acted in the establishment of a US$250 million investment fund jointly set up by the country’s government and two major European groups. The fund will invest in unlisted companies focusing on China, Indonesia and member nations of the Association of South East Asian Nations.

Ian Garrard looks at the future of dispute resolution.

Ian Garrard is an associate at Osborne Clarke, Bristol. ADR has much in common with Darwin’s theory of evolution. Disputes have been determined by the courts, by experts chosen by the parties, and by mediation. Each has developed in the commercial and legal environment of their time. Are they the final chapter or will a […]

Group aims to overhaul inquests

A SUPPORT group is launching a campaign to reform inquest procedures long regarded by lawyers as fundamentally unjust. The group, Inquest, has put together a package of measures, including a call for proper rights and legal aid for families of the deceased. The proposals will be included in a Private Member’s Bill currently being drafted. […]

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