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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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Melton Medes fraud case ends

The Melton Medes pensions fraud trial has settled after two weeks in the High Court. The lawyer-intensive trial was expected to last up to 10 weeks, at an expected cost of £2 million. The litigation, which has rumbled on for several years, is thought to have cost around £5 million in legal fees. The case […]

Profession awaits 'barmy' cash limits

PLANS to impose cash limits on criminal legal aid have been described as a “barmy red herring” by the Law Society. Lord Mackay is expected to suggest that the cash limited block legal aid contracts planned for civil work are extended to the criminal field when he unveils his legal aid Green Paper this week. […]

After the furore

BARBARA Hewson’s first few days as chair of the Association of Women Barristers couldn’t have been more tempestuous. She is angry at the way her claim that “a number” of CLE students were promised pupillages in return for sexual favours was seized upon by the national media. But she will inevitably be accused of naivete […]

Body blow to Bar

What’s going on at the Bar Council? Its mission a year ago was to think the unthinkable. Now, it’s defending the indefensible. The latest blow from the Lord Chancellor has laid low the Bar’s efforts to marshall its own forces and balance its books. So what’s happened? For two years, the Bar Council has watched […]

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