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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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Ashurst lands Apax Spanish acquisition

Ashurst has carried out its first successful Spanish deal for Apax Partners since landing a place on the private equity house’s panel in June 2004. Jesus Almoguera, a Madrid-based corporate partner, led the Ashurst team advising Apax on its acquisition of a majority stake in Spanish bakery business Grupo Panrico for an amount reported to […]

Firm profile: Kidd Rapinet

“We see ourselves as a modern commercial law firm, but at the same time we’re proud of our historical roots, some of which can be traced back over 200 years,” says Paul Taylor, senior partner at Kidd Rapinet. Senior partner: Paul TaylorTurnover: £10m Total number of partners: 29 Total number of lawyers: 47 Main practice […]

RJW hikes PI capability with National Accident Helpline

Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) is planning to buy personal injury (PI) claims handling company National Accident Helpline, two and a half years after acquiring Claims Direct. Managing partner Neil Kinsella confirmed that the firm had instructed its accountants to examine the possibility of buying National Accident Helpline, which coordinates PI claims through a network […]

Deals Comment

After winning back Baugur as a client last December, Allen & Overy (A&O) appears to be losing its grip on the Icelandic retail investor again. The firm missed out on advising Baugur on its plans to buy high street women’s fashion chain Jane Norman for around £100m. Baugur, which is understood to have entered exclusive […]

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