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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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Howrey adds to IP strength with Taylor Wessing raid

Howrey has swooped on Taylor Wessing for the head of its life sciences practice Mark Hodgson in a move that signals the increasing depth of Howrey’s European IP team. Hodgson, a partner at Taylor Wessing for nine years, is leaving because of the potential for conflicts between one of his key clients and his current […]

K&L Gates London keeps up PEP despite profit dip

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Linklaters tops Q1 M&A rankings

Linklaters has overtaken Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer to become Europe’s top M&A firm so far this year, according to the latest research announced today by Mergermarket. The magic circle firm landed the top spot in the rankings of legal advisers, both by the number of deals firms have worked on in the first three months of […]

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The Lawyer’s top 100 UK law firms have been registering their intent to become LLPs at a rate of one a month, it can be revealed. Research conducted by The Lawyer found that, in the last year and a half, 18 law firms that do not currently publicly hold LLP status have registered their incorporation […]

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