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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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O'Meara heads for City

ICI’s retiring Barry O’Meara is to act as a consultant to City firm Rowe & Mawe. O’Meara, deputy group solicitor, whose career in the group legal department spans a period of some 30 years, will not be replaced. ICI’s group solicitor, Victor White, says Bob Peters was appointed as joint deputy about two years ago […]

Labour eyes US pro bono model

TWO American Bar Association (ABA) projects in Chicago which are successfully increasing public access to justice would be models for the Law Society and Bar Council in the development of pro bono work under a Labour government, says Labour legal spokesman Paul Boateng MP. The ABA Center for Pro Bono attracts lawyers and resources from […]

Launch for Sifa network

Fennell Betson and Michael Kavanagh report The Solicitors for Financial Advice (Sifa) has formally launched its Sifa network for firms interested in developing financial services. “There has been considerable interest in the concept,” says Sifa’s Ian Muirhead. But he does not expect the network to start until after a meeting of the advisory firms panel […]

Third of PI victims 'get no investment advice'

The Law Commission has warned that personal injury victims who win compensation claims often lose out because of poor investment decisions over compensation funds. Accident victims are generally pleased at the time of settlement when faced with large sums of money. But this satisfaction fades “when the reality of long-term ill effects and reduced capacity […]

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