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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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McGrigors and Bevan Brittan win Gadget Shop spat

McGrigors and Bevan Brittan are celebrating after winning the high-profile Gadget Shop litigation for entrepeneurs Tom Hunter, Jim McMahon and Chris Gorman. Mr Justice Warren handed down judgment this morning (21 December) in favour of the defendants. Warren J threw out the claim brought by Freeserve founder Peter Wilkinson and UBS banker Jon Wood, represented […]

Government role for Gaymer sparks Simmons senior partner race

Simmons & Simmons senior partner Janet Gaymer has announced she will step down next year to take up a new role as Commissioner for Public Appointments in England and Wales. Gaymer will leave Simmons after completing her first term as senior partner. She has been at the firm for 35 years. The nomination period for […]

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This year, for the first time, The Lawyer has augmented its annual awards-related charity fundraising with a Christmas appeal. With the invaluable assistance of our chosen charities – the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Trust and ChildHope – we hope to raise even more money to add to the £94,136 raised in June. To highlight this year’s […]

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