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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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US firms gain Telecom Italia roles

The latest deal to grip the Italian market has gifted US firms Davis Polk & Wardwell and Sullivan & Cromwell key roles on a $4bn (£2.39bn) bond issue and a medium-term note programme for up to e10bn (£6.98bn). Telecom Italia has brought in favoured US adviser Davis Polk to work with Gianni Origoni Grippo’s Antonio […]

Judge slams White & Case over Deacons laterals

In a dramatic turnaround, White & Case has lost its case against Hong Kong firm Deacons over a team of star insolvency partners the US firm recruited in summer 2002. When White & Case poached rated Deacons partners Mark Fairbairn and Edward Cairns, Deacons hit back with a Hong Kong lawsuit claiming the two were […]

Opinion

Mention the word ‘corruption’ and images of faraway places with despotic rulers are conjured up. While it is true to say that many less-developed states are riddled by corruption, which has stifled economic growth and social development, it is becoming increasingly obvious that corruption is also prevalent in the commercial world of the developed states. […]

Clifford Chance strikes a deal with former Bangkok partner

Clifford Chance has finally settled its acrimonious dispute with former Bangkok managing partner Wirot Poonsuwan. The first-ever partner to be expelled from the partnership, Poonsuwan had rejected Clifford Chance’s previous attempts to settle the multimillion pound legal wrangle. However, as first revealed on www.thelawyer.com, an agreement, the terms of which are undisclosed, was finally reached […]

King & Spalding captures Freshfields finance partner

Project finance partner Roger McCormick has left magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for US practice King & Spalding LLP, which opened its London office earlier this year. McCormick will be the firm’s first English law qualified partner in London. “I eagerly anticipate helping expand its [King & Spaldings’] presence through the continued growth of […]

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