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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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CC thinks global with pro bono co-ordinator

CLIFFORD Chance boosted its £1m-a-year pro bono activities last week with the appointment of one of its finance lawyers, Felicity Kirk, to the new post of community legal affairs executive. Kirk’s appointment is thought to be the first time that a firm has appointed someone to co-ordinate its pro bono activities on a worldwide basis, […]

Howard Kennedy to win £25,000 as Stock Exchange sponsor

West End firm Howard Kennedy will gain an extra £25,000 in fees after becoming the first London firm to take the potentially risky role of sponsor as well as legal adviser on the launch of a venture capital trust (VCT). The new VCT, called Elderstreet Downing VCT, is listed on the London Stock Exchange. It […]

Law Soc attacks LAB plan to cut back med neg firms

A LEGAL Aid Board (LAB) proposal to restrict the number of firms conducting medical negligence cases to only 90 has been slammed by the Law Society but welcomed by the group Action for Victims of Medical Accidents (AVMA). In its response to the government’s consultation paper on withdrawing legal aid from personal injury cases, the […]

UK/Aussie forum

The Anglo/Australasian Lawyers’ Society will be launched in London on 3 June and in Sydney on 16 July. The aim of the organisation is to provide a forum for lawyers to exchange ideas and information between the jurisdictions. Founded by Ian Hunter QC and Garry Downes QC, both of Essex Court Chambers, the society is […]

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