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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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New Perimeter, DLA Piper’s nonprofit affiliate dedicated exclusively to global pro bono work, and Bridges Across Borders Southeast Asia Community Legal Education Initiative (BABSEA CLE) recently completed a first-of-its-kind clinical legal education (CLE) workshop in Yangon, Myanmar. The workshop was organised as part of a longer-term project by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to […]

Developments in the anaerobic digestion market

While the AD sector remains relatively immature, Defra’s 2012–13 annual report on its Anaerobic Digestion Strategy and Action Plan, published in August, notes that: in the year up to July 2013, 32 AD plants became operational; proposals for a further 200 AD facilities have also secured planning permission, according to Defra; there are two facilities […]

DLA Piper’s Geppert and Lustman named in NLJ’s ‘DC Deal Makers of the Year’ report

Eric Geppert and Jeremy Lustman, partners in DLA Piper’s corporate and securities practice, have been named in National Law Journal’s ‘DC Deal Makers of the Year’ report. Geppert was recognised for his work advising Al Jazeera Media Network in its acquisition of cable network Current TV LLC. Lustman was recognised for his role representing Israeli investors in transactions across the US totaling $862m in 2012. […]

City attempting to seize underwater mortgages via eminent domain: constitutional objections, potential investor losses

By Paul J Hall, Isabelle Ord and Charles L Deem The city of Richmond, California has commenced the process for taking by eminent domain hundreds of notes secured by mortgages on underwater residential properties owned by investors through residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS). This is the first time a government entity has implemented a novel […]

Jane Hider from DLA Piper receives best transport lawyer award from Euromoney

Jane Hider, a partner at DLA Piper, has been awarded best lawyer in the transport and logistics category at the 2013 Euromoney LMG Australasia Women in Business Law Awards, held last week in Sydney. Hider has extensive experience in the procurement and delivery of Australian infrastructure projects, especially in the transport, water and renewable energy sectors. […]

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