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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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Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Cravath Swaine & Moore and Bredin Prat scored lead roles on Kohlberg Kravis Roberts’ (KKR) merger with KKR Private Equity Investors (KPE). KKR instructed longstanding adviser Simpson Thacher, with New York partner Alan Klein leading. Paris-based Bredin Prat ­partner Benjamin Kanovitch advised KPE’s directors. Cravath New York partner Sarkis ­Jebejian advised […]

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It was entirely fitting that one of the last cases heard in the House of Lords was one which could redefine the litigation industry. After Norton Rose and IM Litigation Funding lost the Stone & Rolls case last week, some commentators have characterised the entire episode as a setback for litigation funders everywhere. Norton Rose […]

SJ Berwin keeps the faith after profit gets sliced in half

Average profit per equity partner (PEP) at SJ Berwin has almost halved during the past financial year, ­dropping from £801,000 in 2007-08 to £410,000.Turnover at the firm decreased by 14 per cent over the course of the year, down from £215m to £184m. SJ Berwin managing partner Jonathan Blake said: “The firm’s been exposed dramatically to the downturn, having had a […]

FFW takes centre stage in Kangaroo’s sale to Arqiva

Clifford Chance and Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) have advised on the sale of a TV-on-demand ­service set up to show BBC, ITV and Channel 4 ­programmes on the internet. Project Kangaroo, a joint venture between the three channels, was designed to be a one-stop shop for TV content, but was hampered by competition issues. The […]

Tulkinghorn: Bouncy ­hassle

One of the best things about being a big City lawyer is returning home to the provinces in a fast car and showing locals that you’ve ‘made it’. Except if you’re from the South West, according to a Cornish-born DLA Piper partner who was sharing a pint with one of Tulkinghorn’s spies last week. The […]

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