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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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Tired after a long day drinking fine brandy, Tulkinghorn sent along one of his scribes to attend a soirée hosted by India’s first entrant to the UK legal market, FoxMandal Little (FML). Held at La Porte des Indes, an Indian restaurant near London’s Marble Arch, the party was FML’s attempt to do a little dance, […]

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SJ Berwin has advised long-standing client British Land on the sale of two Debenhams stores for a total of £22m. The firm was involved in the initial acquisition of the stores, located in Luton and Winchester, in 2005. When this recent transaction came to market the firm was “pretty automatically instructed”, said real estate associate […]

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These days Tulkinghorn doesn’t quite have the stamina for the property industry mega-event Mipim, which is a temple for worshippers of the three Bs – boats, booze and birds. And it seems Tulkinghorn is not the only one to be feeling the strain. One of Tulkinghorn’s minions reports that property lawyers seem to be in […]

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Tulkinghorn thinks of the television as that loud, colourful thing in the corner that helps him sleep. He is rarely able to interpret the talking blobs into the human faces that they represent, thanks to a heady cocktail of brandy and champagne. Luckily, one of Tulkinghorn’s eager keyboard tappers watches the goggle-box and could barely […]

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