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By Charles Price Crucial rulings affecting thousands of workers in the fast-growing “gig” economy will inevitably lead to more challenges by workers in this sector who seek workers’ rights such as access to reasonable adjustments and holidays…

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By Dr Simon Fox QC The last year has seen a number of significant cases as clinical negligence law continues to evolve. Some, but not all, demonstrate how it can be easier for a Claimant to succeed, with Montgomery showing its influence in areas other than consent. The following is a summary of the important […]

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By Nina Pind Those promoting and determining development proposals in the area of influence of sites protected under the Habitats Directive (and candidate sites) will need to be aware of the CJEU’s People Over Wind decision (published 12 April 2018, Case C­323/17). This concerned the question of when mitigation measures ought to be taken into account […]

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The Divisional Court considered a challenge to the decision of the Prime Minister to appoint Sir Martin Moore­-Bick to sit alone when conducting the Grenfell Tower inquiry. Philip Dayle was led by Hugh Southey QC (Matrix Chambers) and instructed by Birnberg Peirce on behalf of the resident who brought the challenge…

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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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By Jacques Jacobs, Sophie Devitt, Aaron McDonald and Matthew Ho This update sets out the Future of Financial Advice’s best interests duty: a duty requiring financial advisers to act in the best interests of their clients, placing clients’ interests ahead of their own, subject to a ‘reasonable steps’ qualification. The best interests duty requires financial advisers to […]

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After years of resisting a London base, Boies Schiller & Flexner is taking the leap. What changed? If you’d have asked a City corporate lawyer if they’d heard about Boies, Schiller & Flexner opening in London just a month ago, the likelihood is you’d have been met with a puzzled look. Like rival firm Quinn […]

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