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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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YOUR reference to Railtrack becoming a client of Simmons & Simmons (The Lawyer, 11 September) does not represent fairly the process by which Simmons & Simmons was engaged as our principal lawyers. This is not the first time the position has been misrepresented in the legal press. Simmons & Simmons was one of six firms […]

Piraeus Bar Association forces UK firms into joining the fold

Three more UK law firms are applying for registration with the Piraeus Bar Association, following the threat of legal action from the Greek authorities over their “illegal” practices. Foreign law firms that are operating under OE and EPE structures (the equivalent oflimited and unlimited partnerships) were declared to be operating illegally by both the Piraeus […]

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A PRO bono panel of City firms has collaborated with Jamaican lawyers to win a landmark death row case that will benefit hundreds of prisoners due to be hanged in the Caribbean. Simons Muirhead & Burton, SJ Berwin, Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith and Kingsley Napley each advised one of six convicted murderers […]

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Whichever way you look at it, either by volume or value, Linklaters & Alliance has capitalised on the IPO boom like no other. It was extraordinarily agile in tapping its existing client base – both corporate and financial – and, according to The Lawyer IPO 2000 Survey, comes out on top for both banks and […]

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