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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 yet another twist in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Alex Cohen and Jamal Qaimmaqami ask whether the SEC will wield its sword and exempt non-US companies from the act Remember looking through a kaleidoscope as a child? Each time you turned the lens at the end of the tube, new images came into focus, familiar shapes […]

ScottWilks launches in Birmingham

Holborn-based niche commercial litigation firm Scott-Wilks has launched a Birmingham office. The new office will be headed by Philip Jones, formerly a partner at finance law firm Wildes. Jones’s appointment takes the number of partners at ScottWilks to four.

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If managing a law firm has traditionally been described as herding cats, how will practices survive when lawyers suddenly multiply like bunnies? With the FTSE 100 at a six-year low, an uncertain property market and pension plans in tatters, partners can no longer expect, or afford, to retire at age 55 or 60. The effect […]

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Howrey Simon competition lawyer and man-about-town Trevor Soames came out with a hackneyed primary school excuse for not having read his text books last week. Soames was overheard telling King’s College professor Richard Whish that he missed out on an early Whish academic tome. Apparently Soames, joining the Department of Trade and Industry in 1985 […]

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