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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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Dentons jubilant with Rusedski exoneration

Denton Wilde Sapte is celebrating victory after its client, tennis player Greg Rusedski, was exonerated following a positive drugs test. The ATP Anti-Doping Tribunal last week unanimously held Rusedski not guilty. Sports law partner Mark Gay advised Rusedski, instructing David Pannick QC of Blackstone Chambers.

LCD pledges to cut costs as Govt pushes mediation plan

The Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD) has given a commitment to the Treasury to cut the number of commercial and civil cases in the UK’s courts by 200,000 by April 2006. This massive cut-back, partly to reduce litigation costs, means the cases will have to be dealt with by alternative dispute resolution (ADR), most obviously mediation. […]

Spendlove quits Ashurst for Fried Frank

Ashurst’s former managing partner Justin Spendlove is joining the firm’s jilted US merger partner Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson. Spendlove will join Fried Frank’s London office at the end of March. The US firm lost its only UK-qualified partner Christopher Kandel to Cadwalader in October 2002. Spendlove was replaced as managing partner by young […]

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