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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 brief: Rights of establishment in EU move closer

European lawyers are one step closer to achieving a right of permanent establishment under home title in other EU countries. The draft EU Rights of Establishment Directive was passed by the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee in Brussels last week. However, it still has to be approved by the Council of Ministers and pass another […]

Apil makes first European foray

THERE is no room for Euro-sceptics in personal injury law. That will be one of the messages at the first ever Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (Apil) European Conference. Personal injury specialists from France, Germany, Holland and Spain are expected at the two-day gathering in Windsor, Surrey, which starts on 8 March. Speakers include Apil […]

Dressing at Hamilton's

Sarah Reade is an assistant solicitor in theintellectual property department at Theodore Goddard. She took some time out to try on a selection of the latest shirt designs at Madeleine Hamilton’s. “I don’t normally wear shirts, although I have always liked them, ” she says. “Usually I wear bodies because they need minimum maintenance, especially […]

Audit Office uncovers high fraud count for legal aid

EVIDENCE of “substantial” numbers of fraudulent legal aid applications has been highlighted by government auditors. But the National Audit Office has described the Legal Aid Board’s systems for checking means tests as “robust” in a report on civil aid means testing which was released last Friday. The report, issued just two days after the announcement […]

Publicity head for chambers

GEORGE Carmen QC’s New Court Chambers has appointed Louise Seaton (pictured right) to handle its marketing. Seaton is the first marketing appointment at the chambers and will promote individual barristers as well as the set as a whole. The former Butterworths product marketing manager has been put in charge of advertising and the distribution of […]

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