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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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Draft Finance Bill 2013: Implications for high-value UK residential property

The publication last month of the draft clauses to be included in the Finance Bill 2013 due to come into force this April confirmed the measures proposed for the taxation of high value residential property in the 2012 Budget. The new measures include: proposed relief from the 15% Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) rate for […]

Data protection — not just the responsibility of the employer

One bank employee is going to be on Santa’s naughty list this year after a court found her guilty of data protection offences earlier this month. An employee of a leading high street bank has been fined after she was found to have unlawfully accessed bank statements of her partner’s ex-wife. The employee misused her […]

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Italy: Voter cycle

Political instability in Italy has made foreign investors wary, slashing legal activity, but there is optimism that the coming elections could start a recovery Italy’s political woes have been well-documented in the past year. The technocratic government appointed by president Giorgio Napolitano in December 2011 and led by Mario Monti forced through a number of […]

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Our international tax team comprises over 40 tax advisers based throughout our European offices. Praised for giving ‘first-class advice on a timely basis, in Legal 500 (2010), the international tax practice at Simmons & Simmons: provides strategic advice at the early stages of transactions to identify tax effective structures and avoid unnecessary liabilities across the […]

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