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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 Inland Revenue’s Solicitor’s Office has been accused of “institutionalised racism” by an employment tribunal. The tribunal’s damning indictment came as it found the department guilty of racially discriminating against black barrister Marlene Morgan. It was ordered to pay u6,681 for lost earnings and emotional distress. Morgan, who claims she has been unfairly treated since […]

In brief: The Human Rights Act 1998

The Human Rights Act 1998 will come into effect in England and Wales on 2 October 2000, the Home Office has announced. The Government had previously warned that implementation of the new act – which will incorporate the rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights into UK law – may be delayed until […]

Freshfields loses FTSE 100 client

Freshfields is losing a major client – aerospace giant LucasVarity – following its takeover by US-based autoparts and space group TRW. TRW completed its take-over of FTSE 100 company LucasVarity this month. Virtually all corporate legal work will now be US-based, although the operations side of the business is not affected, says LucasVarity’s general counsel […]

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Halliwell Landau has announced four internal partner appointments. Charles Glaskie and Tim Jackson-Smith have become a partners in the corporate department. Liz Aboud is now a partner within the commercial property department, where she will be joined by new partner Paul Conroy. Hextall Erskine has appointed Jane Beacham, who has been at the firm since […]

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