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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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The second year of The Lawyer/Hifal awards saw an impressive turnout of bow-tied, animated lawyers, all hoping to attract a round of applause at the Dorchester Hotel last Friday night. The gala event was co-hosted by actress Honor Blackman and barrister Graham Davies who presented London and Manchester firm Leigh Day & Co with the […]

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A NEW London law firm has grown from two partners to six in its first 10 months of operation. Lloyd & Associates also expects a turnover of more than £1 million within its first 18 months. The South Kensington practice was established in May last year by John Lloyd and Meena Heath, both of Lloyd […]

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Outgoing Law Society secretary general John Hayes has warned that the current turmoil in the profession “is not revolution but the possible emergence of a flat earth law society”. In a lecture organised by the European Policy Forum last Thursday, Hayes admonished hostility to beneficial developments in the profession with a veiled attack on president […]

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