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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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Herbies aims for emerging markets by homing in on private client

Herbert Smith is upping its emphasis on private client work as part of a strategic push into emerging markets. The firm is looking to beef up its private client capabilities with the addition of a number of London-based lawyers who have specific expertise in Asia, Russia and the Middle East. “This is in line with […]

Howard Kennedy acts on Adnams gas project

Howard Kennedy has advised brewer Adnams and sister company Adnams Bio Energy (ABE) on their partnership with British Gas to supply renewable energy to the National Grid. Addleshaw Goddard advised British Gas on the deal, which will see the ­energy generated by an anaerobic digestion plant supplied to the National Grid. The plant, which is […]

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Wright Johnston

For Scottish firm Wright Johnston & Mackenzie (WJM) clients are at the centre of everything it does – so much so that it has developed a strategy it dubs ’ClientCentric’. According to chief executive Ken McCracken, the approach unshackles the firm’s lawyers from one particular practice area while giving the firm the best chance of […]

Clifford Chance gears up for senior partner election, part two

All three candidates in the senior partner election at Clifford Chance will stand in a second round of voting, due to get underway imminently, after the first round failed to identify a clear winner. The rules governing the election do not require that any of the partners vying to replace Stuart Popham withdraw from the […]

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Half-year turnover up 12 per cent at DWF

DWF has recorded a 12 per cent increase in fee income for the first six months of the 2010-11 financial year. The firm brought in £36m during this period, up from around £32m for the comparable period last year (23 November 2009). The largest growth was in corporate and commercial, which increased by 48 per […]

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