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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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Chartis European GC: The claim man

Having seen its UK arm through the financial crisis of 2008, Chartis European general counsel Chris Newby has shown his mettle. Katy Dowell reports When Chris Newby left Norton Rose for AIG, as Chartis was then known, back in 2006, he could not have envisaged the way he would come to influence the international insurer’s […]

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LG has lost three more partners with a banking and finance focus, with Pinsent Masons their destination. Restructuring specialists Steven Cottee, Nick Pike and Tom Withyman will join Pinsents by next spring. Commenting on the moves, Pinsents financial institutions head Stephen Miles said the hires were like “finding the missing pieces of a puzzle”. “We’ve been expanding […]

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Camerons loses pensions partner to Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke has hired CMS Cameron McKenna pensions partner Keith Webster for its Bristol practice. Webster, who is currently based in London, is set to move to Bristol to join Osborne Clarke’s three-partner team in the city. It brings the firm’s total pensions lawyer headcount to 18. Webster is one of the more junior members […]

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Norton Rose, Trowers win roles on £1.1bn property loans deal

Norton Rose and Trowers & Hamlins both landed roles on real estate services and investment company Kennedy Wilson’s $1.8bn (£1.12bn) purchase of a real estate loan portfolio from Bank of Ireland. Norton Rose partner Duncan Hubbard said the deal is “likely to be the largest real estate loan ­portfolio sale of this kind in Europe […]

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