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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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One Essex Court looks to business

One Essex Court has branched out into business consultancy and arbitration, taking on industry giant and former chairman of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission (MMC) Sir Sidney Lipworth QC South Africa-qualified Lipworth is an honorary QC and has never practised law in the UK, but was formerly chairman of Zeneca Group, the Financial Reporting Council […]

Deals summary

Lovells (Marco Compagnoni) advised 3i on the £267m buyout of Westminster Health Care’s Senior Living Division. 3i was also advised in-house (Simon Holland, Alastair Richardson). The vendors, a group of investors including Goldman Sachs and Welsh Carson Anderson & Stowe were represented by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Hewitson Becke + Shaw (James Lawrence) advised Cambridge biotech […]

Opinion

I read with considerable interest the opinion about professional conflict expressed by Chris Lemar of PricewaterhouseCoopers in The Lawyer (22 April). I wish to offer an alternative opinion.The opinion expressed was that conflicts of interest and independence should not be a problem for the large accounting firms. Lemar stated that expert witnesses know that they […]

Sidley freezes Von Boetticher merger talks

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has put merger talks with German firm Von Boetticher Hasse Lohmann on hold until later in the year The two firms have had a referral relationship for the past two years and in February they started to talk about plans for a merger. However, Von Boetticher is predominantly a corporate […]

SJ Berwin makes up six

SJ Berwin has promoted six lawyers to its partnership, all from the firm’s European corporate finance practice The lawyers, who joined the partnership on 1 May, are Benjamin Aller and Nathalie Duguay in Paris, Rob Day, David Parkes and Blair Thompson in London, and Jan Dirk Heerma in Berlin.

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