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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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Five hundred firms slapped with miners’ bill

The Law Society’s new regulation and consumer complaints board has written to over 500 firms involved in miners’ compensation cases to persuade them to repay charges paid by clients. In a letter sent to the firms last week (22 February) regulation board chair Peter Williamson and complaints board chair Shamit Saggar urged firms to repay […]

Mallesons boosts HK corporate with CC hire

Australia’s Mallesons Stephen Jacques has bolstered its Hong Kong office with a raid on Clifford Chance. Corporate and M&A lawyer Stuart Valentine is joining Mallesons as a partner. Valentine joined Clifford Chance in 1988 and his practice includes cross border M&A, restructurings, technology transfer and regulatory issues. Before joining Clifford Chance, Valentine worked as a […]

CAT slams unacceptable conduct of Herbies man

The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has reprimanded Herbert Smith’s head of EU and competition Jonathan Scott for “inappropriate” comments made during a private meeting regarding the alleged cartel activities of an Ashurst client. The recently released CAT judgment said: “Since the coming into force of the 1998 [Competition] Act, such matters cannot be dealt with […]

International Report: Tanner de Witt

Hong Kong-based firm Tanner De Witt has had a bumper year, which has seen it more than double in size. Since July 2004, the firm has gone from strength to strength, increasing the number of partners from three to six. Meanwhile, its fee-earner headcount has risen from 16 to 30. The biggest period of growth […]

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