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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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Freshfields’ PPI judicial review rejected by court

The High Court has dismissed a judicial review launched by the British Bankers’  Association (BBA) against the FSA and Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) over the handling of payment protection insurance (PPI) claims. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partners David Scott and Simon Orton instructed Blackstone Chambers’ David Pannick QC and Charles Flint QC to act for claimant […]

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Nabarro makes up five partners in 2011 round

Nabarro has promoted five associates to its partnership, the highest number it has made up in the last three years. Last year the firm promoted three (30 April 2010), which was the same number that made the grade in 2009 (23 April 2009). All five of this year’s new partners, who will take up their […]

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Opinion: No need to fear the end of expert witness immunity

Ten years ago a surveyor giving expert ­evidence in court claimed to have ­expertise in a particular area. He did not, the case collapsed and his client sued him. The client lost because the expert enjoyed immunity from any civil action arising from the evidence he gave. This immunity applied despite the fact that the […]

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US firms promote as laterals prove elusive

Despite the strong buying position of a number of US firms, as we report on the front page, several ­London offices are taking a longer term view towards organic growth. That is good news for associates, who have often been overlooked in the past by their US employers in favour of the diversity of experience and […]

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