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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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Spain’s second-largest firm Cuatrecasas Gonçalves Pereira has promoted 10 lawyers to partner across its Spanish and Portuguese offices. The Barcelona office gains three new partners – finance specialists Iñigo Aguirrezabala and Manuel Follía along with litigator Juan Antonio Ruiz. In Madrid litigators Pedro Campaña, Esther de Félix and Olga García along with corporate lawyer José […]

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DLA Piper targets Mongolian market via local tie-up

DLA Piper has entered Mongolia through a non-exclusive tie-up with local firm C&G Partners. The Ulaanbaatar firm, which has two partners, will become a DLA Piper focus firm, concentrating on mining, capital markets, banking, project finance, hospitality and leisure and infrastructure work. DLA Piper’s Beijing corporate head Steven Liu, banking partner Paul Lee and solicitor […]

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Supreme Court rules that expert witness immunity should be removed

Hill Dickinson partner Paul Walton and Crown Office Row’s Roger ter Haar QC have been handed a major victory by the Supreme Court after it ruled that expert witnesses should not be immune from suit for breach of duty. The judicial panel of seven was chaired by Lord Phillips, president of the Supreme Court. Ruling […]

Simmons gets to the art of the matter

On the wall of meeting room 31, on the third floor of ­Simmons & Simmons’ City office, a muzzled pit bull terrier stares out, taut with aggression. The photo, Abigail Lane’s For His Own Good, is one of Simmons’ art curator Stuart Evans’ more ­mischievous choices – a comment on commercial law firms’ ­masculine culture – and one […]

Keeping up with the Joneses

It is not in the public interest for expert witnesses who appear in court to be immune from law suits, the Supreme Court ruled today. The ruling has been welcomed by litigators who say the seven Supreme Court justices who decided the outcome of Jones v Kaney have in one ruling professionalised the expert witness […]

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