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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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Allen & Overy is fighting for HSBC in the employment tribunal today as the first ever sexual orientation discrimination claim comes to trial. Employment partner Mark Mansell is acting for the bank as it defends itself against the claim brought by former equity trading head Peter Lewis. The case kicks off today at a Stratford […]

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With the Company Law Reform Bill in the Lords, it seems auditors may be awarded their longsought-after limited liability. Nicholas Heaton reports Auditors have long pressed to be allowed to limit their liability to the companies they audit, and it now seems that when the Company Law Reform Bill becomes law they will achieve that […]

Dechert lures CC partner to Islamic group

Dechert has raided Clifford Chance’s New York office to bag a new partner for its Islamic finance group. Dechert has raided Clifford Chance‘s New York office to bag a new partner for its Islamic finance group. Andreas Junius, a private equity specialist with experience in sharia-compliant deals, resigned from Clifford Chance on Friday (3 March). He is […]

Borrower finance ace eyes top CC banking role

Clifford Chance acquisition finance partner Mark Stewart is set to become head of the powerful London banking practice as current head Tim Plews steps down from the role. The vote for London managing partner for banking, which is a four-year term, closes next Monday (13 March). Confirming his candidacy, Stewart told The Lawyer: “I’ve been […]

Links makes rare Slaughters hire in Hong Kong

Linklaters’ China arm has poached Slaughter and May corporate partner Paul Chow for its Hong Kong office. Chow, a specialist in M&A, capital markets and IPOs, is set to join Linklaters on 18 April. Linklaters’ Greater China managing partner Zili Shao said: “During the past year we have added five new partners focusing various aspects […]

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