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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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Proskauer Rose hikes partnership by 14

Proskauer Rose is the latest US firm to announce its partner promotions, making up 14 to the partnership and three special counsel. The promotions take the partner count to 244. The 14 new partners can enjoy an average profit per partner figure of $1.2m (£640,000). The litigation and dispute resolution and corporate teams benefited the […]

Law Society vindicated by Court of Appeal

The Law Society has won a Court of Appeal victory vindicating its decision to intervene into the practice of a sole practitioner. Lord Justices Chadwick, Tuckey and Moore-Bick this morning (23 November) handed down judgment in favour of the society, overturning the August 2005 decision of Mr Justice Park. The decision means that a Solicitors […]

Brandford-Griffith gains new tax head

French independent Brandford-Griffith & Associés has picked a new tax head from Orrick Rambaud Martel. Roland Poirier joins the firm on the back of Brandford-Griffith partner Pierre Ullman’s departure for Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Poirier focuses on tax structures for both domestic and overseas companies, as well as carrying out tax litigation. He brings with […]

BLG hit by further outsourcing defections

Bird & Bird has raided Barlow Lyde & Gilbert for a three partner IT outsourcing team which includes department head Simon Shooter. Joining him are partners Chris Holder and Christian Bartsch, the last of BLG’s core outsourcing team. BLG senior partner Richard Dedman said: “We shall be sorry to see these three partners go but […]

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