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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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Masons wins IP2IPO Group work

Masons had triumphed in a beauty parade against Jones Day Gouldens to advise IP2IPO Group on its own initial public offering (IPO) last week. Masons, which is re-nowned more for its construction practice than its corporate finance capability, is the unlikely beneficiary of a renewed appetite for technology stocks in London. The offering comes in […]

Arthur Cox, A&L Goodbody to act on sale of First Active

First Active acquiror RBS looks to Linklaters and A&L Goodbody in 2003’s largest Irish corporate deal Arthur Cox and rival A&L Goodbody have picked up heavyweight instructions on Ireland’s biggest corporate deal so far this year, the e887m (£619.2m) acquisition by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) of mortgage provider First Active. Arthur Cox’s longstanding […]

Firm profile: Rosling King

Known predominantly for its focus on finance, Rosling King represents many of the City’s key financial institutions. Heavyweight clients in this respect include the Lloyds TSB group of companies (including Target Holdings and Mortgage Express). However, its finance practice is just one part of a trinity of core areas. The firm also handles commercial property […]

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. […]

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