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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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In brief: Nabarros' construction head joins Nortons

Martin Bridgewater, former head of construction at Nabarro Nathanson, has joined Norton Rose as a partner. Bridgewater stepped down as head of construction to become a consultant in March because he was unhappy about restructuring in the firm. Norton Rose has also poached emerging market specialist Campbell Steedman, who is based in Romania, from Sinclair […]

Denton Hall builds infrastructure group

Denton Hall has set up a group in its Hong Kong office that will concentrate solely on giving advice on infrastructure projects. The infrastructure group, which is headed by partner Sheena Brand, will advise principally on transport and water projects in Asia. “We set up the group to reflect how busy we are,” said Brand. […]

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Decisions are taken from Lawtel’s legal database. LTL: Lawtel report; TLR: Times Law Reports; ILR: Independent Law Report. Student’s entitlement to income support Chief adjudication officer v Anthony Webber (1997) Court: CA (Evans LJ, Peter Gibson LJ and Hobhouse LJ) 1/7/9Summary: Whether a part-time student was not entitled to income support when not in fact […]

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The Lawyer Inquiry: Richard Atkins

Richard Atkins was born in Newport Pagnell on 4 November 1955. He is now the Principle Crown Prosecutor at the CPS central casework division. What was your first job? Stage hand at the Royal Shakespeare Company. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £13,000pa. What would you have done if you hadn’t become […]

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