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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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Hundreds of lawyers will be nursing their heads today after The Lawyer Awards last night. Congratulations to all the winners, a full list of whom can be seen here. But the biggest cheer of the evening went to the winners of the Public Sector Team of the Year Award: the Hutton Inquiry team. It was […]

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Texas-based law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has raided US rival King & Spalding for a team of 10 energy lawyers. Christine LaFollette, Tony Nunes, Mark Zvonkovic and Kevin Keenan join as partners and William Alexander and Edward Pointevent join as senior counsel. The firm has also scooped senior counsel Sheila Tweed from […]

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Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer reaped almost £30m in fees on the three controversial London Underground public-private partnerships (PPPs), it has emerged. According to a report published by the National Audit Office last Thursday (17 June), the magic circle firm earned £29.2m in fees over a period of five years. Meanwhile, London Underground’s financial adviser Pricewaterhouse-Coopers pocketed […]

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Dublin firm McCann Fitzgerald has taken advantage of the impact of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Ireland’s big four accountants to grab a funds-listing and authorisation team from Ernst & Young (EY). McCanns banking and financial services partner Ambrose Loughlin attributed the split from EY to “the independence issue”. EY has told clients of the funds-listing […]

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