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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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Linklaters’ pre-Christmas partner cull

Tricky things, project names. What do you call your third partner cull in a decade? Linklaters’ last restructuring, back in 2009, was dubbed New World. Presumably the current shake-up, which will claim up to 40 partners – for more details, see today’s story – will be Even Newer World. The writing on the wall became […]

David Cameron’s secret passion for patents

We all know why David Cameron flew to Brussels last week. To make political history by vetoing the EU’s financial recovery plans in the face of Continental pressure? No, Cameron was up till 4.48am last Saturday morning arguing with Merkozy over the location of the European Unified Patent Court. It’s one of the biggest questions […]

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Legal process outsourcing to London in Russian cases?

Russian claimants like to litigate in London because we have common law disclosure and Moscow doesn’t.     Of course, other factors play a part. Contract enforcement, protection of property rights, an unbiddable judiciary and the outside chance of getting a freezing order are also important. But for some Russkis, the UK is an attractive […]

Campbell Johnston Clark

Boutique shipping law outfit Campbell Johnston Clark recently celebrated its one-year anniversary following its launch in autumn 2010. Launched by former Holman Fenwick Willan equity ­partners Jonathan Campbell, Alistair ­Johnston and Julian Clark, the firm now boasts five ­partners, 21 fee-earners and a consultant. On the trio’s motivation for ­launching the firm, Clark says: “There […]

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