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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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Petronas zooms to head of Field Fisher client list

Malaysian Fortune 500 company Petronas is set to become Field Fisher Waterhouse’s largest client The company has instructed the firm on a $500m (£327.7m) project to develop a new superbike and racing team. Field Fisher had previously only performed trademark filings for the Malaysian oil giant, but won this huge 10-year project against competition from […]

Penningtons' turnover up £1m

Penningtons’ turnover has increased by £1m (5.7 per cent) to £18.5m However, profits per partner are expected to be slightly less than last year’s figure of £143,000 because the number of equity partners has increased from 20 to 36. Property remained the biggest earner, bringing in around 35 per cent of total revenue, with the […]

Grobbelaar v The Sun: round three

North West firm Cuff Roberts and Andrew Hartley QC last week led former Liverpool FC goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar into his latest round of litigation against The Sun newspaper Grobbelaar is fighting last year’s historic Court of Appeal decision to overturn an £85,000 libel award he received from The Sun in the late 1990s in the […]

Deals summary

Herbert Smith (Jane Borrows) advised Portuguese rail operator Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses on the issue of €375m (£241m) secured floating rate bonds. The issue was guaranteed by MBIA Assurance, advised by Clifford Chance. Arrangers UBS Warburg advised by Allen & Overy. Slaughter and May (Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya, David Bicknell) advised Home Technology Receivable, a subsidiary of […]

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