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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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Simmons sets new PEP target for mid-market firms

Average profit per equity partner (PEP) of £600,000 is the new benchmark for the City’s mid-market firms. Simmons & Simmons increased PEP by 22 per cent to £647,000, joining Berwin Leighton Paisner (£620,000), CMS Cameron McKenna (£655,000), Field Fisher Waterhouse (£750,000), ;Lovells (£662,000), ;Nabarro (£600,000) and Stephenson Harwood (£620,000). Last year £500,000 PEP was the […]

Full throttle: David Thompson, Silverstone

This weekend’s British Grand Prix finds Silverstone’s legal director David Thomson raring to go. But competition from Donington means the legendary circuit is battling to keep the race. One day David Thomson could be found decked out in traditional lawyers’ attire, busy slaving over contract agreements for the next big event at Silverstone. The next, […]

Troutman eyes London insurance market

Atlanta-based Troutman Sanders is planning a move into the London insurance market following the firm’s merger with US insurance boutique Ross Dixon & Bell. London managing partner Robert Bata has pledged to hire “aggressively” in the sector following the move.Troutman Sanders’ three-partner City outfit does not currently have an insurance capability. “Having this kind of […]

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Home Office faces action over sacking

A former barrister has launched a High Court action against the Home Office, claiming breach of contract. Ethlyn Prince, who took up a role as an asylum support adjudicator for the Home Office in April 2000, is claiming unspecified damages after allegedly being dismissed from her adjudicator job when she reached 65. Prince claims she […]

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