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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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Herbies’ Asia chief quits to become CEO at Hong Kong regulator

Herbert Smith has lost its Asian managing partner Ashley Alder, who has resigned to become chief executive officer of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Alder will replace Martin Wheatley, who left the SFC in June after six years with the regulator to take up a new appointment in London, first with the Financial […]

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Singapore is holding its own in the competitive South East Asia market, as evidenced by a steady stream of law firm arrivals. Joanne Harris reports As growth markets go, ­Singapore must surely be near the top. The list of law firms opening up in the jurisdiction gets longer by the week. The latest in a long line of […]

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Arab Spring clean for Trowers’ IT

The revolution in Egypt earlier this year has led Trowers & Hamlins to overhaul its IT disaster recovery systems. The firm was on the receiving end of an object ­lesson in disaster recovery management when it lost contact with its Cairo office after the Egyptian authorities cut off all communications to the outside world during […]

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BLG and Clydes get partner backing for proposed tie-up

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) and Clyde & Co have voted to proceed with their merger plans, the firms have announced jointly. Clydes is expected to inherit 60 out of a possible 90 BLG partners if the deal goes ahead. According to sources close to the firm, about half of those partners, most of whom […]

Work Life Quiz: Richard Smith, Manches

What was your first-ever job? A multi-tasking summer job in a department store in Watford involving waste collection and disposal, operating the customer lift and being a sales assistant in the linens department. I won Employee of the Month. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee? Having to be a minder for the son […]

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