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Latest Briefings

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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A sea of change

As the European Union steps up its control over the shipping sector with a host of new regulation, specialist law firms are in greater demand. Ricardo Celli reports

The happy day

Flacker Shipping Limited v Glencore Grain Limited (sub nom ‘The Happy Day’) (CA, 2002) raised a question which Lord Justice Mustill, in The Mexico I [1990], left open for “detailed exploration” should it arise in the future This question was: what are the rights of owners to demurrage and charterers to despatch when, under a […]

Stephenson Harwood takes a 25 per cent nosedive in profits per partner

Stephenson Harwood is set to face its most challenging year yet after the firm admitted average profits per partner have plummeted by 25 per cent during the last financial year The freefall in partner income – £210,000 in 2002 from 2001’s £280,000 – has been blamed on a slowdown in corporate and the pressure to […]

Somatra: top SRT man 'lied' to client

Firm faces £9m bill; Morison J slams ex-SRT chief and Stephenson Harwood partner Sinclair Roche & Temperley’s former senior partner Harvey Williams was found to have deceived, and on one occasion lied, to his client in the professional negligence case that last week left the firm facing a liability of £9m.The damning judgment also found […]

Stibbe and Freshfields in Vesteda securitisation

Herbert Smith’s Dutch best friend Stibbe and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have helped complete the Netherlands’ largest ever securitisation, property company Vesteda’s e1.4bn (£880.3m) Eurobond issue. Stibbe represented Vesteda and Freshfields’ Amsterdam office advised Deutsche Bank, the lead manager of the transaction.Vesteda is the largest Dutch real estate mutual fund. Stibbe helped it to choose Deutsche […]

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