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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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Local authority lawyers are deluged with work, but rather than drowning they’re getting competitive. Matt Byrne investigates The days of local authority lawyers viewing their oppos in private practice with envy and little more than suspicion may not be entirely over, but they are numbered. “The fundamental change in the last few years has been […]

Lovells scores brewing coup with SABMiller-Bavaria tie-up

Lovells’ mainstream corporate practice has been given a much-needed boost after scooping its largest deal of the year. The City firm, which is attempting to win more public M&A work, is advising longstanding client SABMiller on its $8bn (£4.57bn) merger with South America’s second-largest brewer Bavaria, part of the Santo Domingo Group (SDG). Lovells has acted as SABMiller’s lead UK […]

Binghams snares DLA Piper lawyer for litigation push

Bingham McCutchen has boosted its litigation department with the hire of Peter Bibby from DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary. Bibby, head of DLA Piper’s financial regulatory group, is set to join Binghams’ four-strong London litigation team. Bibby joins his former DLA Piper colleague Neil Micklethwaite, who left last year to launch Binghams’ UK litigation service. […]

Appeal Court promotions snub Chancery Division

The promotion of four judges to the Court of Appeal has whipped up a storm in the Chancery Division, with three of the appointments coming from the Queen’s Bench Division (QBD) and one from the Family Division, but none from Chancery. The move underlines the growing influence of the QBD, considered some years ago to […]

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