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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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Legality of Scottish independence referendum under the spotlight

Brodies public law and regulatory head Christine O’Neill looks at the arguments surrounding the legal basis for a referendum on Scottish independence Arguing about their constitutional future might be said to be a national pastime of the Scots, alongside several other equally healthy pursuits. It was perhaps predictable then, with the festive period firmly over, […]

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Banks force debt collectives

Rowlands Field Cunningham and Linder Myers could be among the leaders of the pre-pack In less straitened times Manchester’s Rowlands Field Cunningham might have been able to carry on. Although it had a lot of bank debt the firm was profitable as a day-to-day business and had a chance of trading its way out of […]

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Raft of firms sign up to Nick Clegg’s Business Compact

Ten law firms are among over 100 businesses to sign up to the Government’s Business Compact on social mobility, announced by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today. Addleshaw Goddard, Allen & Overy, Ashurst, Baker & McKenzie, CMS Cameron McKenna, Eversheds, Hogan Lovells, Irwin Mitchell, Norton Rose and Simmons & Simmons have all signed up to […]

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Pannone to make redundancies in three NW offices

North West firm Pannone is mulling redundancies in its construction, road traffic accident and family teams in Manchester, as up to 12 fee earners and support staff look set to lose their jobs when the firm closes two satellite offices. Pannone is set to close its offices in Hale and Alderley Edge in Cheshire, which […]

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