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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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European moves: 18 April 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Belgian corporate boutique Strelia has made its first lateral hire since its foundation, picking up former White & Case corporate partner Gisèle Rosselle (21 March 2013). Rosselle specialises in corporate and corporate finance transactions and will join Strelia’s M&A and […]

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EU know it makes sense for patents

If it comes to fruition, the single EU patent system will be of tremendous benefit to small businesses For what now seems like decades the member states of the EU have been debating the concept of a single patent system to cover the whole of the union, with a single court to hear cases. Now […]

CC’s Weber-Rey to take up senior role at Deutsche Bank

Clifford Chance corporate partner Daniela Weber-Rey has been appointed as chief governance officer and deputy global head of compliance at Deutsche Bank. The bank announced her appointment to the newly created role today and Weber-Rey will start work on 1 June. In the governance role, she will report to management board member Stephan Leithner and […]

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Herbies man replaces Ashurst’s BHP boomerang

Like a boomerang flying through the sky, BHP Billiton legal chief David Williamson has just jumped back to Ashurst three years after moving from legacy Blake Dawson. Herbert Smith Freehills’ relationship partner for BHP, litigator Geoff Healy, will step into Williamson’s shoes in June after years advising BHP out of Freehills’ Sydney office. Did Williamson […]

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Fasken follows Herbies by quitting Saudi alliance

Saudi Arabian firm Osool Law has terminated its agreement with Canada’s Fasken Martineau after two years, citing an “absence of joint strategy” as the reason the co-operation came to an end. The news comes days after Herbert Smith Freehills announced that its exclusive association with Saudi firm Al-Ghazzawi Professional Association will come to an end […]

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