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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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Minging ringing

Staying with phones, it appears Tulkinghorn’s were under attack last week. First there was the call to a senior clerk in the Temple that was disturbed by a loud, fuzzy noise on the end of the line. It turned out the phones were not to blame – rather the power hoses being used by builders […]

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Warning: suing a professional defendant could be a much tougher task than it first appears

Litigation hits 66 per cent of UK companies

Two-thirds of UK companies have been embroiled in litigation during the past year, while three-quarters of companies in the US were involved in litigation. US firm Fulbright & Jaworski surveyed 304 US and 50 UK in-house counsel about the litigation they had been involved in during the past 12 months. The results showed that 48 […]

MBR&M raids White & Case for finance lawyer

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBR&M) has hired White & Case lawyer Dominic Griffiths as a partner in its London securitisation group to boost its UK structured finance practice. At White & Case Griffiths advised clients which also instruct MBR&M, such as JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, CIBC World Markets, Bank of America and GE Capital […]

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