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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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Law firms pile in to advise on Safeway battle

The fight for Safeway looks set to become a feeding frenzy as law firm conflicts bring new advisers into the fray. It seems Lovells, and possibly Denton Wilde Sapte, have been brought in to advise Waitrose and Marks & Spencer (M&S). M&S is considering store acquisitions and Waitrose has intervened with the Office of Fair […]

Eversheds taps into Gulf wealth with Qatar alliance

Eversheds links with Al-Jufairi as the Middle East liberalises its economy to attract foreign business Eversheds has boosted its Middle Eastern presence by forming an alliance with Qatar-based firm Al-Jufairi. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyer news, the firm has signed an agreement of cooperation with the firm, which is based in the wealthy Gulf state […]

SG Archibald team defects to Mayer Brown

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw’s Paris office has raided SG Archibald for a team of corporate lawyers. Partner Xavier Jaspar brings his team of four lawyers from the former Andersen Legal firm. Jaspar and his team specialise in mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews 13 February

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