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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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Taylor Wessing rebuilds in Berlin with Graf raid

Taylor Wessing has hired a team of four lawyers for its resurgent Berlin office. The team members, who will all become partners, join from German rival Graf von Westphalen. They include corporate specialist Roman Bärwaldt and real estate partner Patrick Brock. Both Bärwaldt and Brock originally worked at Clifford Chance together with another member of […]

Linklaters pilots maternity coaching

Linklaters has piloted maternity coaching in an attempt to retain more of its female staff. The year-long pilot saw 11 women in senior roles, including partners, business managers and senior associates, coached during their pregnancies and after the births. The magic circle firm’s HR manager Rachel Street said, with women now making up more than […]

Falconer: tardy litigators will be fired

The Lord Chancellor Lord Falconer today (31 May) outlined plans that will see lawyers who cause delays to court cases replaced. The move comes ahead of the post-BCCI working party’s interim report to the Commercial Court Users’ Committee in June. Mr Justice Tomlinson’s BCCI verdict labelled the behaviour of some of the lawyers as “unattractive”, […]

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•SJ Berwin has hiked associates’ salaries, with a 16 per cent rise on its newly qualified rate. The £9,000 increase, up to £64,000, is in keeping with other City firms’ raises, such as Ashurst, which announced the same increase on 22 May. First-year trainees at SJ Berwin now receive £36,000, while salaries paid to associates […]

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