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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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Allen & Overy advises on debt financing of water and power project in Kuwait

Allen & Overy has advised Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) and a syndicate of commercial banks (the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, National Bank of Kuwait, Standard Chartered Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation) on the $1.43bn (£870m) debt financing of the Az Zour North IWPP, the first independent water and power project in Kuwait. The Az-Zour North IWPP is the […]

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Dundas partner exits pile up as CMS merger looms

Dundas & Wilson has seen another six partners exit the firm ahead of its proposed merger with CMS Cameron McKenna, including former CMS real estate disputes founder Andrew Walker. Walker leaves a little more than a year after joining the firm in September 2012 and announced his intention to resign before the impending merger. His destination […]

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013: heritage planning consultation

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 unveiled a number of significant changes to the system for regulating works to listed buildings in England. The government has now published for consultation the draft regulations by which three of the key changes will be brought into force on 6 April 2014. These are heritage partnership agreements; […]

EU merger control: new notification procedures in effect

A number of reforms designed to simplify certain aspects of the EU merger control process came into effect from 1 January 2014. There are three main changes. First, the scope of the simplified review procedure under the EU Merger Regulation (EUMR) has been widened. Second, the amount of information required by the European Commission has […]

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