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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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Breaking news: Cleary Gottlieb partner to join SEC

Alan Beller, partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, has been named Director of the Division of Corporation Finance of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. In addition he will fill the newly created role of Senior Counsellor to the Commission.Beller has been with the firm since 1976, becoming partner in 1984 and is […]

AAR-Slaughters best friends relationship off to £3bn start

Slaughter and May and Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR) are reaping the benefits of their best friends arrangement The two firms have already started working together and are acting jointly on an oil refinery project in Thailand.The firms have undertaken a number of joint marketing initiatives pitching for work, but the Thailand project is the first […]

Top at the bottom of the world

Australian firms have had an outstanding year, with the top 20 all witnessing an increase in turnover. Nicole Maley analyses the performance of the top ten and asks: will their work sustain their practices through the tough times ahead? Historically, there has been very little public analysis of the Australian legal sector; law firms prefer […]

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