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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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Post-merger Edwards Wildman posts revenue rise for 2011

Edwards Wildman Palmer has posted its first post-merger financial results, revealing an 18 per cent increase in total revenue from $297.9m to $352.7m in 2011. Average profit per equity partner at the US firm remained flat last year, however, as a result of merger integration costs, according to deputy managing partner Laurence Harris. In contrast, […]

Even US firms leave associates cold

Bonus freeze hits ’New York rates’ in London One lot of City workers certain not to forgo their bonuses voluntarily are law firm associates. Slaughter and May announced that it was cutting trainee bonuses and freezing associate bonuses last October, while accountancy firm KPMG is reported to have scrapped its £1,000 bonus for most trainees. […]

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Advisory firms must understand the restrictions that apply to potential recruits  This month the much-anticipated judgment in the case of Towry EJ Ltd v Raymond James & Ors was handed down. Mrs Justice Cox comprehensively exonerated the defendants of allegations of breach of their restrictive covenants, misuse of confidential information and conspiracy that had […]

McGrigors appointed sole adviser to Belfast’s Queen’s University

Queen’s University Belfast is to appoint McGrigors as its sole legal adviser following a competitive tendering process. The university has traditionally instructed several law firms and McGrigors began advising the university following the firm’s merger with L’Estrange & Brett in 2009. The appointment, which takes effect from 1 May 2012, will see the firm act […]

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