Law Society of Scotland to sell HQ

The Law Society of Scotland has put its Edinburgh offices up for sale.

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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?

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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…

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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…

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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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