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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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Barclays to probe firms’ staffing on transactions

Barclays is to put its external advisers under the microscope as it moves to implement the most rigorous management of legal spend yet seen by any UK institution. The bank is partnering with US supplier DataCert to monitor the exact composition of law firm bills. It will record comparative data on how law firms staff […]

Cobbetts set to launch London corporate practice

Regional firm Cobbetts is to open in London with a corporate finance practice, which will be fully operational by May. Cobbetts, which already has offices in Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester, will focus on public markets, M&A and private equity work in London. Cobbetts managing partner Michael Shaw told The Lawyer: “This will not conflict with […]

Dickinson Dees launches London base

Newcastle-based Dickinson Dees is preparing to launch its first office in London. The firm is understood to be finalising terms for a new office near Blackfriars, with management finalising the lease agreements for its new serviced premises. The new office, which is not initially expected to base lawyers in London full time, will focus on […]

Banks beat law firms on gay rights issues

On 10 January Stonewall published its third annual ‘Workplace Equality Index’, showcasing the top 100 employers for gay people in the UK. This index is a national benchmarking exercise that students, employees, customers and clients can use in making career and supplier choices. The aim is to raise the bar for diversity in UK workplaces. […]

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