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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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Former Macfarlanes partner guilty of drink-driving charges

A former Macfarlanes partner who recently resigned from the firm’s LLP has been found guilty on two counts of drink-driving and two further charges and has been taken to hospital before being sentenced in January. Francis Bridgeman, who appeared in court last week on drink-driving charges and was alleged to have concocted a story about […]

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Pillsbury lawyer takes in-house role at China Security & Surveillance Technology

A lawyer in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman’s Washington DC office has taken up the general counsel role at firm client China Security & Surveillance Technology (CSST). Jing Zhang, a native mandarin speaker, is currently a senior associate at Pillsbury. Her practice focuses on corporate and securities issues. Prior to obtaining a juris doctor degree and […]

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SNR Denton trims Paris as strategic review takes off

A team of three partners and six associates is set to leave SNR Denton’s Paris office as the firm pushes forward with its interim strategic review. The team, or at least some of it, is understood to be in talks with the Paris office of US firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed, though a source at […]

Reed Smith’s Hong Kong arm loses three founding partners

Three partners have quit Reed Smith Richards Butler’s Hong Kong office to set up a new firm led by litigation veteran Chris Howse. Howse, together with Hong Kong partners Kevin Bowers and Chris Williams, are leaving the firm to establish their own firm with effect from 1 January 2012. All three partners worked at the […]

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