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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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Irish students mount exam challenge

Students in the Republic of Ireland who want to become solicitors are rebelling against a new Law Society rule which will require them to take an entrance exam before being admitted to its courses. The case could prove a forerunner to a similar controversy in the UK, if president of the Law Society Martin Mears […]

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Berwin Leighton advised joint sponsors UBS and Granville in connection with the flotation of FI Group. The UK-based supplier of computer services specialises in the management of application software for major companies. The Berwins team was led by corporate finance partner John Bennett

Law Society paper tackles accreditation of family law

Family lawyers will be asked if they want an accreditation scheme if a draft consultation paper on the issue is approved by the Law Society this week. The paper, which invites comment from the profession’s 20,000 family lawyers, outlines the cases for and against accreditation and suggests ways of implementing it. Unless it is revised […]

Angry CPS lawyers threaten strike

A ONE-day strike and a ban on overtime are being considered by CPS lawyers as a way of demonstrating their “loss of confidence” in the management of the service. The move follows the publication in last week’s issue of the The Lawyer of details of a CPS management paper detailing a series of radical options […]

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Ward v Dalziel – QBD 28 March 1996 Claimant: David Ward, 45 Incident: Road traffic accident; claimant driving van which was hit from behind by another vehicle Injuries: Whiplash injury; claimant left with back injury forcing him to give up work for Essex police force where he was a detective constable; he has since built […]

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