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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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Slater Heelis set to merge with Colliers

Manchester-based firm Slater Heelis Sale is merging with Collier Littler – just a year after the firm was decimated following a three-way split by the original partners. Slater Heelis Sale was originally part of Slater Heelis, which broke up in 1998 when its senior partner Egan Brooks and six other partners joined Addleshaw Booth & […]

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Law Society buys off Dalton to rescue SIF

Michael Dalton, the sole practitioner backed by 11 City law firms, has been granted a waiver on his £175,000 Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) bill, ending a three-year battle with the Law Society. In exchange for his waiver, Dalton has discontinued his judicial review application, challenging the validity of SIF as contrary to European law. The […]

LawSoc votes for MDPs after 10-year wait

After three consultation processes spanning more than a decade, the Law Society council has finally opened the door to multidisciplinary practices (MDPs). An overwhelming council majority has voted to work towards “allowing solicitors… to provide any legal service through any medium to anyone”. This would include lawyers from partnerships within other professions. Financial advisers and […]

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