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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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Getting your priorities in order — precedence clauses in commercial contracts

The Court of Appeal case of RWE Npower Renewables Ltd v J N Bentley Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 150 acts as a reminder to draftsman not to place too much reliance on these clauses and highlights the risks when all contractual documents are not properly reviewed before finalising agreements. RWE engaged Bentley to carry out civil engineering […]

No5 Chambers barristers act for Barwood in defences of section 288 challenges

Richard Kimblin, Satnam Choongh and James Corbet Burcher of No5 Chambers have acted for Barwood in the successful defences of section 288 challenges brought by South Northamptonshire Council. Mr Justice Ouseley handed down judgment in two section 288 statutory appeals brought by South Northamptonshire Council against the decisions in two successful appeals by Barwood Homes […]

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Legal players head for pastures new

As the market expands again, UK cities are grabbing a piece of the action  The UK legal market is worth an annual £26.1bn to UK plc. The largest slice of that pie goes to London. With the profession in growth mode at home and as an exportable product, it is little wonder that major cities […]

Eversheds appoints pensions lawyer Steven Hull as a partner in its London office

Eversheds has appointed pensions lawyer Steven Hull as a partner in its London headquarters. Hull joins the firm from Ashurst where he was a partner and head of the pensions department. With more than two-and-a-half decades of experience, Hull has a range of expertise in a variety of pension-related matters. His expertise includes pension scheme […]

Conyers advises Jadara Capital Partners on launch of Jadara Frontier Fund

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Jadara Capital Partners on the formation and launch of the Jadara Frontier Fund, a concentrated long/short hedge fund. Jadara Capital Partners is a Dubai International Financial Centre-based independent asset management firm that invests primarily in listed equities across global frontier and small emerging markets, with geographic focus on six regions: […]

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