Charlotte: destination du jour

New York probably doesn’t have to worry too much yet, but Charlotte is on the map now in a way it wasn’t before. America’s second-largest financial centre is getting a reputation as the destination du jour for the world’s more ambitious law firms.

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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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The opportunity to steer her legal career along a non-traditional path has been a positive experience for Allen & Overy (A&O) counsel Victoria Wells. Wells works a three-day week from her Yorkshire home, only goes to A&O’s London office for one day every two weeks and has not been fee-earning since 2001. Instead she sells […]

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Shearman & Sterling is grooming the next generation of leaders as part of a revamped global strategy following the closure of its Mannheim office this week. Shearman New York M&A partner and member of the global strategy group, Creighton Condon, explained resources will be drawn from the younger partners of the firm to perform a […]

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