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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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In brief: Enter the Chase Corporate Challenge

There is still time for lawyers to enter teams for the 1997 Chase Corporate Challenge, which takes place on 23 June. The charity mini-marathon is sponsored by The Lawyer. Among the firms taking part are S J Berwin, Stephenson Harwood and Freshfields. So far no chambers have entered. For details ring: 0171 282 8037.

Frims to be canvassed on green form boycott

A Law Society survey being carried out this week will give the first concrete evidence on whether the 145 law firms lining up to take part in the Legal Aid Board’s green form pilot project are heeding the society’s advice to boycott it. The confidential questionnaire is designed to gauge the level of support from […]

Partners quit Dundas & Wilson

Dundas & Wilson – the leading Edinburgh firm currently in talks with Arthur Andersen – has lost three partners to rival firms and is considering hiving off its seven-partner private client practice. The 50-partner commercial firm revealed it was talking to Andersens last month, but insists there will be no announcement for four to six […]

Fighting for competition

A number of preliminary skirmishes have already taken place in a Chancery Division action in which athlete Paul Edwards is taking the British Athletic Federation and International Amateur Athletic Federation to the High Court over a four-year competition ban they have imposed on him. Edwards, who is represented by solicitors Janes, is seeking damages from […]

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