Setting standards

Standardisation of documents is allowing real estate lawyers to keep up with the fast-paced, challenging market. David Taylor reports

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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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Making tracks

Rail infrastructure development is gaining pace in the Middle East, with many national projects in the pipeline. Mhairi Garcia reports

Law Soc regulatory arm seeks chief

The Law Society has started its search for a chief executive to manage its regulatory function when this becomes operational in the New Year. The chief executive will report to Peter Williamson, a former Law Society president who is to head up the new Regulation Board, and will lead the team setting up the regulatory […]

International eye: Germany

Lorraine Cushnie on the month in Germany: Haarmann continues to haemorrhage partners; Sidley becomes Germany’s newest entry; Lovells suffers from CC raid – codenamed Siegfried; Düsseldorf named as Germany’s most expensive city for legal advice

Keeping derivatives in-house

Forget about panel reviews for the moment. ABN Amro general counsel John Collins is doing something more interesting than simply launching the City’s latest institutional tender. As we have reported in recent months, derivatives lawyers are in greater demand than any other discipline. This has dramatically reignited the debate on assistant lockstep, especially at Allen […]

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