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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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Matrimonial juniors set up own body

JUNIOR-RANK matrimonial lawyers have opened an offspring group for younger members of the profession, established under the auspices of the Solicitors Family Law Association. The Young SFLA Group (London) will be officially launched on 19 October to provide regular training, educational and social events for family lawyers under partnership level. Devised by Charles Russell solicitor […]

Family firm labours under £1.2m debt

ONE of the country’s biggest names in family law has been forced to call in insolvency practitioners after running up debts of nearly £1.2 million. A creditors’ report shows that High Wycombe-based Winter-Taylors owes 10 former partners a total of £128,000 and barristers more than £31,000. Insolvency practitioners have been called in to rescue the […]

In brief: First ELF litigation guidebook

The Environmental Law Foundation has published the first three titles in its series of litigation manuals, producing guides by leading environmental lawyers in the UK. The manuals, which cover noise pollution, air pollution and private prosecutions, have been produced as part of ELF’s programme to provide advice to lawyers acting for individuals and communities faced […]

Court reforms usher in first of the 'super committees'

NINE magistrates courts committees (MCCs) are set to become the first to amalgamate under the Lord Chancellor’s courts reforms. The Lord Chancellor’s Department has named the committees in the first draft of potential amalgamations, using its new powers to reduce the number of MCCs under the Police and Magistrates Courts Act 1994. But groups representing […]

In brief: Old hands take helm at expanded Crutes

North East and borders firm Crutes has appointed two joint managing partners following its expansion into new Newcastle offices. Stephen Crute, who joined the Sunderland office in 1976, and Tim Wallis, who started with the practice 19 years ago, will lead the firm and oversee administrative, financial and personnel functions as well as business development […]

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