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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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In-house and outside counsel urged to communicate to avoid disputes

In-house counsel must become involved with ­arbitration proceedings from the outset if they want to avoid lengthy and costly proceedings, delegates at a London dispute arbitration conference organised by The Lawyer heard last week (21-22 October). General Electric (GE) senior counsel and chief compliance officer Jean-Claude Najar warned that there needed to be greater coordination […]

HBOS legal chief handed post-merger GC role

Lloyds TSB Group has appointed HBOS legal chief Harry Baines as general counsel of the company that will result from the banks’ union. The transfer of Baines comes as Lloyds TSB unveils the new-look management team that will lead the bank following its take over of HBOS. Baines joined Halifax as company secretary in 1999, […]

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Why the law’s no safe haven

The law: more popular than banking. Our report that the number of applications to law schools has rocketed since the credit crunch is an illustration of the entirely human instinct for self-preservation. As students see it, the law may not earn you quite the same bucks as investment banks, but it’s safe. Right? You, dear […]

Taylor Wessing senior partner handed second term

Taylor Wessing has re-elected Martin Winter as senior partner to serve another three-year term. Private equity specialist Winter has been a partner at Taylor Wessing since 2001 and took over the senior partner post from Richard Marsh in 2005. Winter said: “With the move of our London office to a great new building at New […]

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