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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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Corporate deals round-up

Baker & McKenzie with Pollath & Partner advised Swedish private equity firm EQT Partners on its proposed e418m (£292m) acquisition of dental systems manufacturer Sirona Dental. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Burkhard Richter, Andreas von Werder) advised Sirona Dental. Linklaters (Stephan Oppenhoff) advised ITT Industries on its agreed e233m (£162.8m) acquisition of Wedeco AG Water Technology. Under […]

Sarbanes prompts PwC tax team to join Sonnenberg

In yet another sign that the big four accounting firms’ empire is crumbling, an eight-strong tax advisory team has ditched Pricewaterhouse-Coopers (PwC) in South Africa because of the difficulties presented by the Sarbanes-Oxley legislation. The team has moved to Sonnenberg Hoffmann Galombik, saying a law firm was a better fit for its practice than an accountancy firm. The […]

Punch power

As the UK’s largest pub group, Punch Taverns continues to grow. Company secretary Neil Preston says he’s never been happier with his external firms. Punch Taverns, the leading leased and tenanted pub company, was formed in 1997 by restaurant entrepreneurs Hugh Osmond and Roger Myers when they acquired the original Punch Taverns portfolio of pubs from Bass (formerly 6 […]

Jersey closes suspicious payments probe

The Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) has completed an investigation into senior individuals at a trust company who have been linked to suspicious payments made to the foreign minister of Qatar. The island’s attorney-general’s criminal investigation into the transfer of funds from Western defence contractors to a trust account which used to belong to the foreign minister has […]

Law firms join London’s battle for Olympic Games

This month’s publication of London’s Olympic venues for the 2012 games finally gave substance to a bid that promises to generate once in a life time legal work for a select group of firms. London 2012, the bid vehicle created in August, now has its own legal function and has brought an army of external […]

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