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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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Dundas maintains healthy profit margin despite PEP decrease

Dundas & Wilson experienced a 20 per cent drop in average profit per equity partner over the past financial year, but continued to operate with a relatively high profit margin. Equity partners on the entirely merit-based ­remuneration system made an average of £308,000 in 2008-09 compared with £385,000 the previous year. The profit margin stands at 37 […]

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White & Case prepares for Qatar launch

White & Case is to launch a Qatar office, which will be the firm’s third outpost in the Middle East. London-based corporate partner Andrew Macklin will head the office initially as sole partner and will be joined by two associates from the firm’s London office. The office will focus on finance, M&A and corporate work […]

The new Denning

David Neuberger’s trajectory from Law Lord to Master of the Rolls mimics both Lord Woolf and Lord Denning (see story). What’s more, his move is a welcome bit of PR for the bench, which was singled out this week in the Milburn social mobility report for a bit of a kicking (see story). For one […]

The wish list

How many defamation judges does it take to change a lightbulb? Just one, because that’s all there is on the bench. Mr Justice Eady has attracted plenty of attention over the last couple of years for his role in developing privacy law. Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre has led the charge against him, calling his […]

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Cost of LSA sees practising certificate fee rocket

The Law Society has hiked the cost of a practising certificate by nearly 20 per cent to £1,180 a year. The annual fee, which is charged to all practising solicitors, is used to pay for the work of the bodies representing and regulating the profession. The rate was set at £995 for the 2008-09 year, […]

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