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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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Mayer Brown launches Paris competition practice

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BAA unveils streamlined legal panel

Seven firms including Allen & Overy (A&O) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have landed roles on BAA’s new legal panel. A&O, Blake Lapthorn, Brodies, Freshfields, Herbert Smith, McGrigors and Pinsent Masons all secured places on the panel, which was put together following tender bids between March and April. Firms were invited to apply for positions on […]

Paul Weiss scoops DoJ prosecutor for New York practice

US litigation powerhouse Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison has made one of the highest-profile post-crash hires to date with the appointment of Department of Justice (DoJ) prosecutor Mark Mendelsohn. Rumours had been circling the New York legal market in recent weeks as a number of firms courted Mendelsohn, who is currently deputy chief of […]

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Jackson opposition

Lawyers acting for 18 claimants who won a landmark negligence claim against Corby Borough Council have slammed Lord Justice Jackson’s proposals to move away from the conditional fee agreement (CFA) regime. Collins Solicitors partner Des Collins represented the 18 young people who were born with deformities after their pregnant mothers lived near a contaminated council […]

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Walker Morris chair steps down amid management overhaul

Walker Morris’s long-term chairman is to stand down from the role next month prompting a major shake-up of the firm’s management structure.  Chairman Peter Smart has been with the firm for 33 years and a member of the management committee for 24 years, the last nine as executive chairman. This year Smart turns 60, which […]

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