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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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The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is suing Sidley Austin Brown & Wood for discriminating against 31 of its partners when it expelled them from its partnership in 1999. Under the US Age Discrimination and Employment Act, employers cannot discriminate against employees aged 40 or above; all the demoted partners were over 40. John […]

Penningtons acts for Bank of India in BCCI appeal

South East firm Penningtons last week had its piece of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) pie as the Court of Appeal heard an offshoot of the case, which at the last count had generated more than £40m in legal fees. Lovells, advising Deloitte in its capacity as BCCI’s liquidator, faced the Bank […]

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Morgan Lewis & Bockius has hired Enron Task Force prosecutor John Hemann as a partner in its San Francisco office. While Hemann was an assistant US attorney he prosecuted Enron’s former chief financial officer Andrew Fastow. Hemann will team up again with Leslie Caldwell, former head of the Enron Task Force and former director of […]

Mace & Jones hires Hammonds insolvency star

Mace & Jones has boosted its insolvency team with the hire of Hammonds’ Manchester partner Dermot Preston. Preston is moving after five years as a partner at Hammonds. His clients include KPMG, Ernst & Young and the Royal Bank of Scotland.

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