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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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Lovells Dubai head quits, London partner flies out

Lovells’ Dubai head, banking and project finance partner Shibeer Ahmed, is to leave the top 10 firm at the end of April after more than nine years. In response, the firm is parachuting in London-based corporate partner Nick Parden, who will co-head the Dubai office alongside the firm’s global head of Islamic finance Rahail Ali. […]

39 Essex Street joins CEDR mediation drive

Chambers 39 Essex Street is to join with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) to help it promote mediation as opposed to ­litigation. The not-for-profit organisation counts ­Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Herbert Smith among its supporters. Chambers director Michael Meeson said it was a ­“natural move to show our leadership and continuing […]

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India debates liberalisation after Anglo-Indian tie-ups

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has scheduled talks on liberalisation following the signing of a number of allegiances between Indian and UK firms. A meeting of all BCI members will take place later this month to gauge whether members are now supportive of allowing international firms to practise in the country. Bar Council of […]

CC rejigs partnership in drive to lead ‘elite group’

Clifford Chance global managing partner David Childs underlined his plan to make the firm the world’s best ;when ;announcing ;a ­wholesale restructuring of the firm’s partnership. Clifford Chance partners will next month vote on whether plans to slash ­partner numbers should be given the go-ahead (The Lawyer.com, 4 February). The news comes after Linklaters announced […]

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