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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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German and French tie-up to fill Euro tax gap

French law firm Francois Sagasser & Associés is merging with Germany’s Hemmelrath & Partners to create a cross-border European tax law firm. The firm, dubbed Arccus Partners, is due to launch in mid-September and will include other specialist tax advisers based in Barcelona, Madrid and Milan. A spokesman said François Sagasser wanted to create the […]

English lawyers take the high road

A poor work-life balance and the high cost of living is leading English lawyers to head north of the border to practise, according to Scottish law firms and recruiters. Alison Burgin, head of legal recruitment at Badenoch & Clark, said Scotland has seen an influx of City lawyers upping sticks to northern legal centres such […]

Herbies, Cuatrecasas secure Spanish listing

Alliance firms Herbert Smith and Cuatrecasas are acting for Spanish industrial machinery group General de Alquiler de Maquinaria on the issue of 125 million senior unsecured convertible bonds. The notes are convertible into new ordinary shares in 2012, which will be listed on Spain’s stock exchanges. Herbert Smith is advising on the English law aspects […]

Bakers assists in refugee’s fight against detention in the UK

Baker & McKenzie has represented the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in an appeal in the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The UNHCR was representing Dr Shayan Saadi, an Iraqi doctor of Kurdish origin, who sought asylum in the UK in 2000. After he was temporarily admitted to the […]

Unknown Freshfields claim comes to light

Star banking partner David Ereira filed a discrimination claim against his former firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer as he made the rare move across to magic circle rival Linklaters earlier this year. Ereira filed his claim in March at the Central London Employment Tribunal, advised by Fox Williams employment partner Anne Pritam. Ereira left Freshfields in […]

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