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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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Family Finance and Tax, Martin Kaye and David Salter, Sweet & Maxwell £36

Martin Kaye and David Salter’s book cleverly consolidates in one publication the ever-widening aspects of family fiscal matters. The work is aimed at lay people as well as financial and professional advisers. It is divided into nine concise and well-structured chapters with each chapter being further divided into Key Points, Rules in Outline and Rules […]

Boutros-Ghali prize

Outgoing UN Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali is to be presented with an award by the New York State Bar Association. Boutros-Ghali will receive the distinction, an International Law and Affairs Award, during the association’s annual meeting on 22 January in Manhattan. The award recognises Boutros-Ghali’s “contribution to international law” and the NYSBA describes him as […]

College axes new LPC course

NOTTINGHAM Law School has been forced to axe its evening LPC course following changes to the curriculum which could force other colleges to follow suit, threatening access to legal education. Students at the college are furious that the course, which was being advertised until the beginning of December, has been suddenly dropped. But the Law […]

In brief: Scatcherd & Co links up with Kirbys

Harrogate firm Kirbys has taken over Scatcherd & Co, a local private client law firm. Scatcherd & Co’s sole principal, David Hopkins, has joined Kirbys as a consultant and his staff have moved to Kirbys’ offices. Kirbys partner Mark Hutchinson said he believed that the practice now had the strongest private client department in Harrogate. […]

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