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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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Would-be QCs have just one month from today (12 December) to submit applications as the 2007 silk appointments round gets underway. Applicants for the new round of appointments face a similar procedure to those who applied in 2005-06 for the first round of the revamped QC process, although the competency framework has been simplified. The […]

White & Case snares Cadwalader finance star

White & Case has dipped in to US rival Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft for a finance specialist to boost its own European finance capabilities. White & Case has hired Stephen Phillips as a partner in its financial restructuring and insolvency (FRI) practice in the firm’s London office. Head of the White & Case’s London FRI […]

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French independent Brandford-Griffith & Associés has just celebrated its fifth birthday with the hire of a new partner. Roland Poirier joins the firm from Orrick Rambaud Martel to replace Pierre Ullman as head of tax after the latter moved to Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Firm: Brandford-Griffith & Associés Turnover: Confidential (more than €10m (£6.74m)) Total […]

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has bagged a lead role advising on the A$11.1bn (£4.43bn) takeover offer for Qantas Airways. Cleary is advising a consortium of investors, including long-standing client US buy-out fund Texas Pacific Group, Canadian private equity group Onex Corporation, Australian infrastructure fund Allco Finance and Macquarie Bank Limited, in their proposed acquisition […]

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