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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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Donns managing partner quits to establish PI firm

Manchester personal injury firm Donns Solicitors has lost managing partner Hilary Meredith. Meredith, who made her name in Gulf War Syndrome litigation, has left the firm to return to fee-earning, establishing her own practice, Hilary Meredith Solicitors. She takes her clients and one qualified lawyer with her, but will not recruit any further staff from […]

Burges Salmon drives car company to AIM

Bristol & London, the luxury car replacement business, used by the likes of pop songstress Dido and Portsmouth FC manager Harry Redknapp, has plumped for Burges Salmon to head up its £31.5m AIM flotation. The client is a new win for Burges Salmon after previously working for Bristol & London founder Richard Abel when the […]

A&O and CC get US associate thumbs up

Magic circle firms Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy (A&O) have risen in the esteem of their US associates, according to the latest associate satisfaction survey by The American Lawyer. A&O was the highest ranked non-US firm, moving up seven places to fifteenth out of 159. Associates awarded the firm the top spot for its […]

Law Soc plans second A&O investigation

The Law Society is planning to launch its second investigation into Allen & Overy (A&O), this time on the back of a successful victimisation claim made against the firm by project manager Shazia Wahab. A string of other discrimination claims brought by Wahab were dismissed by the London Central Employment Tribunal on 23 September. However, […]

Female Iranian lawyer receives Nobel Peace Prize

An Iranian lawyer was today awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, beating competition from a record 165 nominees. Shirin Ebadi is a lawyer, writer and human rights campaigner, and was the country’s first female judge before being forced to resign following the Islamic Revolution of 1979. On announcing the winner, the five-member Nobel selection committee said: […]

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