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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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ECJ judgment spells cross-border frenzy

A preliminary decision in a case before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could create a mini boom for European cross-border litigation if it is upheld by the court. The Advocate General (AG) made his recommendation in Turner v Grovit last week. “The implication is that anti-suit injunctions to rest-rain a litigant from proceeding in […]

Director of strategy at Linklaters resigns post

Linklaters director of strategy Giles Pugh has left, marking an end to the firm’s alliance past. Pugh, formerly with management consultants Booz Allen Hamilton, was a member of Linklaters’ merger taskforce, which put together the firm’s tie-ups with Germany’s Oppenhoff & Rädler, Sweden’s Lagerlof & Leman and Begium’s De Brandt Van Hecke Lagae & Loesch. […]

Joelson Wilson launches trans-Atlantic alliance

London boutique Joelson Wilson has launched a trans-Atlantic alliance with New Jersey firm Cooper Levenson April Niedelman & Wagenheim to capitalise on growing gambling opportunities in the UK. The firms are gearing up for the anticipated expansion in casino gaming and internet gaming as a result of the Budd Report. The report has triggered a […]

CC releases delayed partner profits as finance chief quits

Clifford Chance has at last paid out a chunk of its delayed profit distributions, but partners may have to wait until the end of next year to receive the rest of their income. The movement on profit disbursements arrived as it emerged that Christopher Merry, Clifford Chance’s finance director for the last four and a […]

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