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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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Dorrk balk

Tulkinghorn has claimed some big scalps in his time, but he was more than a little pleased with himself last week when sources revealed the real reason behind the collapse of the Dewey Ballantine and Orrick merger talks. “It was that Tulkinghorn piece, where he christened the firm ‘Dorrk’,” said one relieved partner. “All the […]

McDermott bolsters finance with W&C raid

The London office of McDermott Will & Emery has continued its push into structured finance by poaching a White & Case associate. McDermott is making Steven Black a partner, its third in its blossoming structured finance team which was only founded in August 2006 with a raid on Baker & McKenzie for securitisation partner Paul-Michael […]

Hammonds rocked by construction turmoil

Hammonds’ construction practice has been left reeling as one partner left last week and another partner was suspended pending a disciplinary hearing. London construction partner Julia Court has resigned to join SJ Berwin. She is the latest in a stream of construction partners to have quit Hammonds in the past two years. In March 2005 […]

Faegre beefs up in Germany with Willkie hire

Faegre & Benson has raided fellow US firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher hiring a corporate partner to boost its Frankfurt office. Markus Wenserski, who specialises in private equity and M&A, has left Willkie’s Frankfurt office to join Faegre. Wenserski had been a partner at Willkie since 2004. Previously, Wenserski was the managing partner of Haarmann […]

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