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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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Addleshaw Goddard has elected a new chairman. And she’s a woman. Litigator Monica Burch, who joined legacy firm Theodore Goddard in 1988 and became a partner 11 years later, has beaten off tough competition to take up the role of chairman of the board (see story). Including Burch four of the 11 members of the […]

Apology: Sheikh Abdullah Alhamrani

In an article in the issue of 22 February entitled ’Carry on in court’ about a complex trust case in Jersey by one of the ­Jersey advocates in Bedell Cristin instructed by the ­plaintiff beneficiaries, the nature of Sheikh Abdullah Alhamrani’s defence was not adequately conveyed. The Lawyer and Bedell Cristin wish to make clear […]

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A&O welcomes 18 new partners in latest promotions round

Allen & Overy (A&O) has made up 18 lawyers to its partnership across 13 countries, with the vast majority joining from non-UK offices. This is a fall from last year, when the firm made up a total of 20 to its partnership (1 May 2009). There are three females among this year’s round, accounting for […]

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Scottish big four to defect to England over ABS row

Top firms’ ultimatum escalates regulatory crisis north of the border The Scottish legal market is facing crisis, with an industry-wide argument over the introduction of alternative business ­structures (ABSs) having the potential to drive the big four firms south of the ­border for good. Dundas & Wilson, Maclay Murray & Spens, McGrigors and Shepherd & Wedderburn (S&W) are […]

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