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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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Brains for Christmas

Tulkinghorn was very amused upon hearing the tale of the five unsuspecting lawyers and an in-house job at Santa’s Grotto in the North Pole. Recruitment consultants Hughes-Castell advertised the festive vacancy last month as a joke, but much to its surprise received a number of serious enquires. One lawyer, who shall remain nameless, had to […]

Piper Rudnick in hiring spree for Boston launch

Dissolution of Hill & Barlow profits Piper Rudnick with 33 lawyers Expansionist US firm Piper Rudnick has now cracked the Boston market after taking on 33 lawyers from the recently dissolved Hill & Barlow to open an office in the region. The haul, which includes 17 partners, means the firm has built up its real […]

Past master

Nigel Hewitson found his vocation in life by blending law with historical preservation when he became English Heritage’s legal director. Husnara Begum reports Nigel Hewitson, the legal director of English Heritage, joined the organisation in summer 2001 after spending almost 20 years at the London Borough of Harrow, where he trained as a solicitor and […]

CC appoints banking, capital markets joint heads

Clifford Chance has elected Robert MacVicar and Tim Plews as joint heads of banking and capital markets. Although banking and capital markets have separate representation on a global level, in London they have traditionally been run together, making a £150m-turnover business. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews 15 January

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