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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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Former Procul Harum organist Matthew Fisher has won his High Court battle for the rights of A White Shade of Pale, giving 11 South Square’s Iain Purvis QC a winning start to his career as a silk. Mr Justice Blackburne upheld Fisher’s claim against band member Gary Brooker, ruling that he came up with the […]

LeBoeuf London scoops 40 per cent of firm’s promotions

LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae has made up two partners in the firm’s booming London office, as part of five new partners for 2007 across the globe. Damien Cleary, who specialises in insurance and reinsurance litigation, and Peter Crowther, who had been heading the London competition practice as a senior associate, will both become partners […]

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Lawrence Graham is losing the bulk of its small shipping practice as partner Mike Lax leaves the firm with two associates to set up a boutique. Lax is taking associates Stuart Dench and Tom Crampton with him when he leaves Lawrence Graham in April 2007 to establish specialist shipping litigation boutique Lax & Co. The […]

Pinsents’ US ally Thelen Reid opens in London

Pinsent Masons‘ ally Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner is aiming to increase its presence in the investment banking market by opening a new office in London. The move to open its first European office follows the 1 December merger of Thelen Raid & Priest and Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner. The firm said […]

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