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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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Taking an alternative route

Ivan Jackson discusses the career options available for lawyers who don’t want to become partners If you are an ambitious lawyer who enjoys the practice environment, but does not want the pressure involved in reaching partnership, you may be surprised to find that there are not many alternatives available. The career path for the lawyer […]

Law firms increase risk avoidance plans

Law firms are increasing their professional indemnity insurance cover as well as limiting liability contractually, indicating an ever-heightened awareness of risk. Nearly half (49 per cent) of the firms in the UK’s top 100 bought between £50m and £100m worth of cover in 2005, in contrast with only 36 per cent in 2004. The number […]

People

Dawsons has hired Sarah Burns from Simmons & Simmons as an assistant. Louise May, Mark Burrows and Laura Conway have also been promoted to assistant. Glanvilles has hired Lance Terry as a senior solicitor for its company commercial team. He joins from Tanner & Taylor. Turner Parkinson has appointed Doron Vidavski from Halliwells as an […]

Lead roles for independents as Gaz de France, Suez join forces

A heavyweight corporate quartet of French independents Bredin Prat, Darrois Villey Maillot Brochier, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have bagged lead roles on the merger between Gaz de France (GdF) and Suez. Darrois Villey partner François Sureau is advising GdF, with Freshfields partner Jacques Gunther giving antitrust advice. Linklaters corporate partner Marc Loy and competition partner […]

Sweet Childs o’ mine

What’s going on at Clifford Chance? Is the transfer of power from Cornell to Childs bizarrely heralding a new cuddly approach to business?It seems unlikely, although Childs is said by some insiders to have softened recently as he bid for the top job. Further evidence is provided by fruit juice the firm is offering hacks […]

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