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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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Harneys adds XXIV Old Buildings barrister to partnership

Offshore firm Harneys has continued the growth of its litigation practice with the hire of barrister David Herbert as a partner. Herbert joins Harneys as head of the firm’s Cayman Islands litigation and insolvency team. He has been on full-time secondment from London set XXIV Old Buildings since 2009. The hire is the second barrister […]

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Eversheds has appointed Richard Lewis as a partner in its London M&A practice. Move of the week Lewis joins from Hogan Lovells, where he has been a partner since 2001. He has worked on a wide spectrum of transactions, covering life sciences, financial institutions and ­industrial sectors. His clients include ­international pharmaceutical companies and insurers, […]

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Freshfields targets UK students for China traineeships

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is shaking up its China trainee solicitor recruitment campaign by targeting aspiring lawyers from UK universities. China managing partner Teresa Ko is set to run three events across Cambridge, London and Oxford over two days (7 and 8 November), in a bid to find talented students to work in the firm’s Beijing, […]

No “Gaines” for taxpayer following Supreme Court ruling

In the culmination of a protracted UK tax residency dispute between Seychelles-based British millionaire Mr Robert Gaines-Cooper and HMRC, Mr Gaines-Cooper’s appeal has been dismissed by the Supreme Court, opening the floodgates for HMRC to pursue retrospectively the large number of UK citizens living overseas for unpaid UK tax. In the culmination of a protracted […]

Linklaters snares first fundraising role for Cinven

Linklaters’ funds team has secured its first key role on a fundraising for private equity house Cinven after winning the client from Ashurst. Linklaters partner Jonathan de Lance-Holmes snatched the relationship off Ashurst partner Jeremy Sheldon last year (The Lawyer, 20 June 2011). The magic circle firm is advising on Cinven’s e5bn (£4.35bn) fundraising. Cinven is […]

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