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Latest Briefings

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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Clifford Chance leads private equity

Clifford Chance is leading the way in the private equity stakes after completing two high-profile deals in as many weeks. The firm acted for Bourne Leisure and equity providers Candover and Legal & General Ventures on the £700m buyout of Rank’s UK holiday division. Corporate partner Adam Signy led a 45-strong team on the deal […]

CORPORATE

National Power demerges UK business. National Power advised by Linklaters (Tim Clarke).

allied leisure

Just as the Hyder controversy begins to die down, the Takeover Panel is hitting the headlines yet again, this time in connection with Allied Leisure’s sale to Georgica. The contentious issue this time is how more than 50 per cent of fund managers with a stake were able to sell the company to former rival […]

UK firms win telecoms work on both sides of the Atlantic

The magic circle is scooping up international bond work as European telecoms groups flood the market with jumbo debt issues. With Dutch group KPN following hard on the heels of Spanish giant Telefonica to strike a deal, Clifford Chance and Allen & Overy (A&O) are pushing out the US firms and advising on both sides […]

REAL ESTATE

Unilever Pension Fund buys £12m freehold interest in Arkwright House, Manchester, from UBS Asset Management. Unilever advised by Hammond Suddards Edge (Gary Watson and Lesley Haworth), UBS Asset Management advised by Berwin Leighton (Mark Hurst).

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