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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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ECJ 1: football leagues 0

The ECJ says fixture lists are not protected by copyright – a decision that could cost leagues dear In recent years the UK football leagues have made millions of pounds in licence fees from media outlets, gambling operators and the fantasy football operators for the ­reproduction of fixture lists, relying on a 1959 decision holding […]

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Barrister who forged Baroness Hale’s signature struck off by BSB

A former Middle Temple barrister has been struck off by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) for concocting a web of “tortuous deceit” over a “phantom” £1m payout to his client. Alexander Mercouris broke down in tears at the BSB disciplinary tribunal as he admitted bringing the profession into disrepute by forging Supreme Court Justice Baroness […]

Quinn Emanuel eyes expansion across Germany and Asia

US litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has announced plans to expand its overseas network across Asia and Europe following the success of its London and Mannheim offices. The firm’s City office, which saw revenue increase by 75 per cent last year from £12.4m to £21.8m, forecasts further growth from the European expansion. ‘‘Disputes […]

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Taylor Wessing admits Singapore alliance firm to network

Taylor Wessing’s Singaporean strategic alliance firm RHT will join the UK firm’s international network and change its name to RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, effective from 16 March. Taylor Wessing has been in an exclusive strategic alliance with RHT since August 2011 (31 August 2011). The Singaporean firm was founded in May 2011 by a group of […]

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White & Case partner set to join Morgan Stanley

White & Case London-based partner Mark Glengarry is set to join Morgan Stanley as a managing director in its investment banking division. Glengarry joined White & Case in 2003 and was promoted to partner in 2009. He focuses his practice on financial restructuring and insolvency and was one of the lawyers who advised on Greece’s […]

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