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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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Freshfields advised drinks company Matthew Clark on its £85m syndicated refinancing. Herbert Smith acted for BZW, the coordinator of the deal, and Barclays Bank, the agent.

Strike while the iron's hot

Roger Pearson looks at how changing advisers during a High Court action can delay litigation and affect the outcome of a case. The case of Mohammed Al Fayed’s fake candelabra, reported in The Lawyer, 22 July 1997, ended in defeat for Al Fayed. However the case carries important messages for the profession, says Philip Rubens, […]

In brief: First Legal Practice MBA graduates

The first ever students to complete an MBA in Legal Practice have graduated from the Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University. The 33 students on the course gained a Masters degree designed exclusively for those with management responsibility in law firms, legal departments and barristers’ chambers. Students included senior partners, managing partners, senior administrators […]

Freshfields' PFI deal aborted

Freshfields has expressed bitter disappointment at the Government’s decision to cancel the £500m Private Finance Initiative (PFI) deal to redevelop the Treasury, which it was advising on. The Paymaster General, Geoffrey Robinson, terminated negotiations with a consortium led by property developer Stuart Lipton to redevelop the Treasury’s Whitehall headquarters even though the consortium had signed […]

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