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Latest Briefings

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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Group supports UK-Israel business links

A new British Israel Law Association is being set up in London with the support of 70 lawyers who attended a meeting at the Law Society last week. Berwin Leighton corporate finance partner Neville Eisenberg suggested the association because of increased business contact between the UK and Israel over the past two years. “I’ve had […]

Law reform. Peering over the pond

Lord Woolf has found inspiration for his reforms in the legal innovations on the other side of the Atlantic. The Legal Action Group (LAG) took a leaf out of his book and visited the US and Canada. US judges have pioneered the ideas of ‘managed justice’ extolled by Lord Woolf. The message appears to be […]

Law reform. Holding the key to judicial reform

No one involved in the litigation process can dispute the catalogue of ills Lord Woolf lists in his interim Access to justice report which has brought attention to the problems of delay and expense he is trying to address. His prescription is, of course, a greater measure of judicial and court control. But my concern […]

External affairs

When is David Attenborough going to cover that natural phenomenon – the relationship between the lawyer and the accountant? The two professions are like animals who service each other’s needs and hunt prey on a co-operative basis while at the same time competing for the same prey and even hunting each other. It is a […]

In brief: New Deal Management

An article in the 7 May edition of The Lawyer, concerning a scheme by law firm Schilling & Lom, accountants Baker Tilly and pop artist agent Dick Sommer to form New Deal Management, incorrectly stated that Sommer managed Rod Stewart and Yes.

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