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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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DAC Beachcroft hires Baker & McKenzie corporate partner in Bristol

Baker & McKenzie corporate partner James Reed has joined DAC Beachcroft’s company and commercial team in Bristol. Reed specialises in cross-border and domestic M&A work with a particular focus in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors. DAC’s Bristol regional senior partner Tony Cherry said the appointment “is further testament to the role of Bristol as […]

By any other name: mistaken identity

By Alexander Kingston-Splatt In the case of Derek Hodd Limited v Climate Change Capital Limited the High Court has delivered a significant judgment that may assist those who fall victim to the consequences of mistaken identity. It is common for businesses to use trading names which bear little or no resemblance to the names of the […]

High Court rules on badger cull protestor injunction

By Kath LivingstonIn a ruling yesterday on application of the National Farmers’ Union, the High Court granted an interim injunction to restrain the activities of animal rights campaigners planning protests at next week’s government-sanctioned badger cull. Recognising that there will be differing views on this emotive subject, it is instructive to consider the legal context […]

Four positive signs for employers on the legal front

By Barbara J Harris In the last few weeks, there have been encouraging developments, from judge and jury alike, for employers fending off claims by disgruntled workers. Rochelle Cohen was terminated from Bank of New York/Mellon in 2010 as part of a reduction in force. Ms Cohen, one of many people finding themselves out of […]

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