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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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Shire in-houser opts for Amarin

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Cobbetts becomes first call for Salford Council

Cobbetts has won a tender against nine other firms for a near-exclusive partnership arrangement with Salford Council The firm will effectively become an extension of the council’s in-house legal team.The other firms involved in the tender were not disclosed by the council. But Cobbetts partner Tony Fitzmaurice said that the 10 firms were mainly from […]

Shearman bags Gleiss ace for Munich office

Shearman & Sterling in Germany is taking on a high-profile corporate partner from the Stuttgart office of rival firm Gleiss Lutz Hootz Hirsch Andreas Diem, who will join Shearman’s Munich office, will focus on acquisition finance, M&A and private equity. Diem also has close links with China, where he spent three years between 1996 and […]

English barrister fights on in Luxembourg bar battle

An English barrister faces criminal prosecution for practising law in Luxembourg The Luxembourg bar has also made two attempts through the courts to stop Graham J Wilson, an English barrister specialising in company and tax law, from practising in the country. One has failed and a conclusion of the other, which dates back to 1994, […]

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As a nation, we are inclined to make things difficult for ourselves If keeping up appearances means working far beyond the call of duty, never taking a lunch break or taking work home, then so be it. Stiff upper lip and all that, what?You would think, then, that West Coast Americans would take the opposite […]

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