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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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CMS Lexcelis launches Brussels IP department

A&O assistant recruited to head up new group CMS Lexcelis, the Brussels member firm of the CMS network, has created a new department specializing in IP/IT, distribution and competition law.The firm has recruited A&O Brussels assistant Tom Heremans to head up the new group. Lexcelis assistant Veerle Raus has been promoted to partner to help […]

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Tulkinghorn is a big fan of TV legal dramas. However, he was having a few problems getting to grips with the BBC’s latest offering, Trust. Then one of its budding lawyer stars committed the heinous crime of calling her own firm a company. By now, Tulkinghorn was on the point of ditching his Thursday evening […]

Law Soc hits out at Mugabe regime

The Law Society has added its voice to those condemning the regime of Robert Mugabe, after further attacks and the alleged torture on a member of the Zimbabwe legal profession In a letter sent to Mugabe at the end of January, Law Society president Carolyn Kirby said that the society was ” deeply concerned” by […]

Ashursts scoops GIB work

Ashurst Morris Crisp has won its first mandate from Gulf International Bank UK (GIB UK), on a collateralised debt obligation (CDO) transaction Ashursts beat off competition from a number of firms including Slaughter and May, which is already on the bank’s legal panel, and Weil Gotshal & Manges, which missed out due to a conflict. […]

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