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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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Councils drive down legal costs with FirstLaw partnership

Fees paid to barristers instructed by the 10 Greater Manchester councils and two Lancashire unitary councils are due to be reduced by a quarter, creating a saving of around £250,000.Costs are being driven down through an initiative to standardise fees across the consortium of councils, with a third party brought in to manage the system.The […]

Founder opts for Jones Day on PizzaExpress bid

If PizzaExpress founder Luke Johnson and colleague Ian Eldridge are successful in their recommended bid for PizzaExpress, Jones Day Gouldens will be in with a great chance of gatecrashing the company’s two-firm panel of Pinsent Curtis Biddle and McClure Naismith. When PizzaExpress received several approaches last year, a committee of independent directors was formed to […]

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It’s a world of passion and pain out there. The restructuring world, that is. And the most passion has been generated from two sides which fight against each other on virtually every major case. The battle lines are these: Ernst & Young and Slaughter and May on one side, and KPMG and Cadwalader Wickersham & […]

Loyens & Loeff launches new practice in Luxembourg with A&O hires

Benelux corporate and tax firm Loyens & Loeff has taken two assistants from Allen & Overy to launch a new practice in Luxembourg with former Arendt & Medernach partner Jean-Pierre Winandy.The firm’s Belgian legal arm, Loyens Advocaten-Avocats, has formed a partnership with Winandy. The new Luxembourg practice will operate under the name of Loyens Winandy. […]

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