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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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Hong Kong lawyers emerge as team acting for US whistleblower Snowden

Hong Kong firm Ho Tse Wai & Partners has been revealed as the legal team acting for American whistleblower Edward Snowden. Former Democratic Partner chairman Albert Ho Chun-yan, senior partner of Ho Tse Wai, held eleventh-hour negotiations with a Hong Kong government official last Friday (21 June) on Snowden’s behalf, according to the South China […]

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The Lawyer Awards: the photos, the frocks, the glamour

The Lawyer Awards is unquestionably the biggest night in the legal calendar. Check out our picture gallery: are you in it? The Lawyer Awards: pre-show minglingThe atmosphere is festive as 1,400 guests arrive The Lawyer Awards: the ceremonyRemarkably, guests became more and more effusive as the evening went on The Lawyer Awards: the winnersHow to […]

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Moves 24 June

Move of the week Alternative asset firm MJ Hudson has made three lateral senior associate hires this month. Guy Grayson, previously a senior associate at Hogan Lovells has previously worked at SJ Berwin and Clifford Chance. He focuses on transactional M&A, private equity and equity capital markets. Andrew Mills (pictured) joins from Clifford Chance’s private […]

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Taylor Wessing former managing partner Frawley pops up Down Under

Taylor Wessing’s former managing partner Michael Frawley has been appointed as director of New Zealand’s Museum of Transport and Technology (Motat), three years after leaving the UK firm. While current managing partner Tim Eyles took the spotlight on stage at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel this week to pick up the Law Firm of the Year […]

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