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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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Dechert to go global after Beijing go-ahead

Dechert to go global after Beijing go-ahead” />Dechert is gearing up for a push into those parts of the world where it does not have a presence after winning a licence to practise in Beijing last week. The US firm opened in Hong Kong last year and has agreed terms with a number of lateral […]

Putting on the wits

Meanwhile, Tulkinghorn hears news of another ­tribute to a cherished ­institution dear to his heart, London’s Ritz hotel. In a sign of social ­aspiration at the firm, lawyers and staff at Kennedys have paid ­tribute to the Mayfair hotel in a vote on the proposed name of the firm’s staff restaurant: The Writz. Very good, […]

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US firms top London retention rankings

Organic growth strategies for London bear fruit as 2008 trainee retention figures outstrip those of domestic rivals US firms are leading the way on London trainee retention, with a large ­number seeing all their qualifying trainees remain at the firm this September. As reported by The Lawyer last year, US firms vowed to focus on […]

Ex-2Birds disputes head joins Lewis Silkin

Lewis Silkin has hired Duncan Quinan as a partner in its ­litigation and dispute resolution practice. Quinan joins the firm from Bird & Bird, where he was head of dispute resolution between 1996 and 2003 and more recently a consultant. Lewis Silkin head of litigation and dispute resolution Tom Coates said: “Duncan’s arrival adds further […]

Simmons rejig sees global roles come to London

Simmons & Simmons has replaced two if its new international practice group (IPG) heads after just three months in the job. Corporate chief Damon Le Maitre-George (pictured), based in Hong Kong, and information, communications and technology (ICT) head Job Rietkerk in Rotterdam stood down this month to focus on practice groups in their respective jurisdictions. […]

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