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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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Slaughters drives £1.9bn first group buy

Slaughter and May has scooped a mandate to advise bus giant First Group on the £1.9bn acquisition of Laidlaw, the US’s biggest operator of yellow school buses. The deal is First Group’s second foray into the US. The group entered the US in 1999 with the £540m acquisition of school bus operator Ryder. The acquisition […]

A&O suffers as another partner quits in Italy

Allen & Overy has lost its Italian head of banking and finance less than a month after banking star Davide Mencacci defected to Linklaters. Giancarlo Castorino has left A&O’s Milan office to join burgeoning Italian independent MBL & Partners. A&O confirmed Castorino’s departure and said they would look to fill the holes left by him […]

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Speaking to the media about a particular case can have damaging as well as positive repercussions, so appropriate training is essential if one is to avoid the pitfalls. By Fiona Cunningham

Pinsents alliance to focus on litigation

Pinsent Masons is setting up a pan-European dispute resolution group with its German ally Luther. The practice will be one of the first joint initiatives since the launch of the Pinsent Masons Luther Group (PMLG), the eight-firm European alliance, last year (The Lawyer, 18 December 2006). The initiative is being spearheaded by London-based dispute resolution […]

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