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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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Law Soc to pay £135K as solicitor is cleared

The Law Society was last week facing a costs bill of £135,000 as the High Court overturned an intervention into a sole practitioner in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. In February, the Law Society intervened into Ashley & Co, a firm run by Willesden solicitor Anal Sheikh. The intervention […]

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It’s good to see that Hammonds is finally taking its cost-cutting measures seriously. Recently, one of Tulkinghorn’s spies jetted off on a short break on easyJet. Sitting across the aisle from him was the firm’s senior partner Richard Burns. Too little, too late?

Gleiss Lutz launches capital markets group in Frankfurt

Gleiss Lutz has launched a capital markets group for the first time with four partners from its banking and M&A practices. The new team will be based in Frankfurt and will comprise finance partners Burkhard Jäkel and Helge Kortz and corporate partners Detlef Bauer and Edgar Matyschok. In total the team will be made up […]

Pannones hires Pinsent Masons property partner

Pannone & Partners has snagged Pinsent Masons Manchester property partner Stephen Chalcraft as the firm continues a major hiring spree. Chalcraft, who started work at Pannones on 25 July, is a former Masons partner. He was joint head of Pinsents’ Manchester property department, and specialises in commercial property work. Clients Chalcraft brings to Pannones include […]

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