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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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Links guides Carlyle on Haier investment

Linklaters has advised Carlyle Group on its recent investment into Hong Kong-listed Haier Electronics, with the Chinese ­company ­turning to longstanding counsel DLA Piper. Carlyle Group has agreed to invest $137m (£89m) through convertible bonds and warrants into Haier Electronics, a subsidiary of China’s largest white goods maker Haier Group. The deal provides Haier with […]

Bakers and Hunton lead on Thai telco funding deal

International firms Baker & McKenzie and Hunton & Williams have taken lead roles on the ­creation of a $1.63bn (£1.05bn) credit facility agreement for Thai telecommunications company True Corporation. The company plans to use the funding to expand its mobile phone network throughout Thailand, to refinance existing debts and as working capital for ­business operations.A […]

Jones Day joins magic circle on SAV sell-off

Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Jones Day and Slaughter and May all acted on the £472m sale of credit card provider SAV Credit Limited (SAV) to Värde Partners. SAV, which caters for customers overlooked by mainstream financial service providers and manages around 500,000 credit card accounts, was jointly owned by Electra Private Equity, Morgan […]

Uncertain times cast doubt on corporate growth

Big deals remain few and far between as the Greek crisis hits corporate hard. Who would choose to be a ­corporate lawyer? After years of plenty, partners at even the top firms now have to scramble for the big-money deals that seem to come around as infrequently as the fast train to Farnborough (far less […]

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