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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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Wragge & Co opens Munich IP base

Wragge & Co is to open an IP litigation office in Munich by September, though it will maintain its relationship with German best friend Graf von Westphalen, which also has a Munich presence. Wragges head of IP Gordon Harris said: “The rationale internally has been very clear: it was a market-driven, client-driven IP venture and […]

Turners and Ottaways set merger date

St Albans firms Turner & Debenhams and Ottaways will merge on 1 September to create a firm with a combined turnover of around £8m. The new firm will be called ­Debenhams Ottaway and will comprise 17 partners and 120 staff. The firm will move into Turners’ current offices.

Clifford Chance and Lovells close blueprint SIV restructuring

Clifford Chance and Lovells bagged lead roles on the restructuring of the distressed $6bn (£3bn) Cheyne Finance structured investment vehicle (SIV), as it was formerly known. The restructuring, which completed on 22 July, has been termed a “firesale” by commentators but could act as a blueprint for restructurings of other SIVs that are in similar […]

Insure hands: Sean McGovern, Lloyd’s of ­London

After being made up to head of legal while still in his twenties, Lloyd’s of London general counsel Sean McGovern has exceeded the insurance giant’s expectations. When Sean McGovern joined the legal ­practice at Lloyd’s of London in 1996 he was just 26. In 2000 he was promoted to head of legal and in 2003 […]

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