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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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LEADING Scottish firms have hit out at English red tape which prevents them from practising under their own names south of the border. While English firms can set up branch offices under their own names in Scotland, they claim the Law Society of England and Wales refuses to allow them to do the same. Partner […]

COURT-APPOINTED EXPERTS

With the judicial approval given to dispute resolvers at the end of last year, the English legal system is moving with uncharacteristic urgency away from the partisan, adversarial approach to litigation which has hitherto governed our processes. In the 19th century, as commerce progressed, three problems encouraged the judiciary to appoint their own experts to […]

Telecomms expert quits Canada for Couderts

TOP Canadian telecommunications lawyer Michael Ryan has joined the London office of international law firm Coudert Brothers. Ryan, who worked as vice-president of law and general counsel at Toronto’s Unitel Communications, started work in the firm’s global telecommunications practice last month. He will specialise in advising on telecommunications regulation, competition, privatisation and liberalisation issues, and […]

CICs scheme ruling

The Home Secretary has been given leave to appeal to the House of Lords in the wake of a Court of Appeal ruling in favour of a trade union challenge to a High Court rejection of its bid to block the Government’s new Criminal Injury Compensation tariff scheme. Judgment had been reserved in the appeal […]

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