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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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New ESMA guidance signals more flexible approach on global depositary receipts

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Herbert Smith exits continue as former Tokyo head quits for Bingham

Herbert Smith’s former Tokyo managing partner Steve Lewis, who until recently was leading the firm’s Brazil initiative, has left the firm to join Bingham. Following his 10 years as Tokyo office managing partner, Lewis relocated to London last year to review Herbert Smith’s options for developing a presence in Latin America, with a particular focus […]

Clyde & Co looks to strike out ex-partner’s whistleblowing claim

Clyde & Co will attempt to stamp out an employment claim brought against it by former partner Krista Bates van Winkelhof at the Court of Appeal (CoA) next month. The firm has instructed Littleton Chambers’ Chris Quinn to lead the fight. Partner John Morris, who leads the firm’s international projects and construction group, has also […]

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