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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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TV adverts are not the panacea

Solicitors must be wondering what has happened to cost cutting at Chancery Lane. Millions of pounds are suddenly being promised for all types of advertising activities to polish up the image of solicitors. Sir Tim Bell has crossed the threshold of Chancery Lane, a sure sign that things have got serious on the image front. […]

Tackle that tax return

The introduction of self-assessment puts more responsibility on solicitors acting as, or advising, executors so that they have to act almost like accountants. Solicitors are now responsible for ensuring an estate is administered in a tax efficient manner, with tax returns completed on time and payments made in stages for the current year, according to […]

Testing testimony

The aim of an expert witness is to put forward facts which can bear the scrutiny of cross-examination in court. The admissibility of evidence is not, in theory, something which he should be concerned with. However, it must be remembered that it is primarily from the evidence provided that an expert is able to form […]

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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