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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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Litigation Recent Decisions 04/06/96

Wages and remuneration of restaurant staff Nerva & ors v RL&G (1996). CA (Staughton LJ, Aldous LJ and Douglas Brown J). Summary: Whether tips paid by restaurant customers by cheque or credit card form part of the remuneration of the staff paid by the restaurant. Employees’ appeal against decision summarised below that gratuities paid by […]

Breaking the sound barrier

Voice technology systems – those which allow users to create text documents, enter numbers into spreadsheets and even conduct sessions on the Internet using the voice – are likely to greatly improve the productivity of lawyers. A year ago, I tested voice recognition products for The Lawyer, and concluded that “the rapid developments of these […]

New force in Sheffield

LONG-established South Yorkshire firms Keeble Hawson and Rodgers & Howe are to merge this month, creating what they say will be the third largest law firm in Sheffield. The new firm will be called Keeble Hawson. Senior partner Tony Gregory said the merger would broaden the range of expertise the firms could provide. He said […]

Pensions Ombudsman wields greater power for the people

The second Pensions Ombudsman, Dr Julian Farrand QC, will soon have the similar powers to a High Court judge. His jurisdiction will be extended by the Pensions Act 1995 to include complaints by trustees against employers and vice versa, and to complaints between two groups of trustees. The ombudsman will, like a judge, be able […]

Hardwicke ups stumps

Hardwicke Building, London’s largest set, is moving. In August the set will transfer from its current home in New Square to nearby Hale Court. The building is currently being refurbished by Lincoln’s Inn in a £2.7 million upgrade. The chambers, which has 65 tenants and 21 back-up staff, will enjoy premises three times the size […]

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