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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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A&O, Links aid Britvic move on French rival

Allen & Overy (A&O) and Linklaters have helped ­beverage company Britvic in its acquisition of a French rival, in a move that gives it a foothold in the substantial French soft drinks ­market. Linklaters corporate partner Owen Clay advised long-standing client Britvic in its €237m (£202m) purchase of Fruité. He worked with managing associate Daniel […]

Simmons to shut Padua after Gianni raid

Simmons & Simmons will close its Padua office as three partners and 12 associates depart for Italian firm Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners. Simmons & Simmons will close its Padua office as three partners and 12 associates depart for Italian firm Gianni Origoni Grippo & Partners. Corporate finance partners Paolo Brugnera and Marco Malipiero, and […]

SJ Berwin cleans up with Wheb Ventures launch

SJ Berwin’s funds team has advised on its second closure this month with the launch of Wheb Ventures’ £105m Clean Technology Investment Fund. The close of the venture capital fund follows that of the £450m Phoenix fund earlier this month, with private equity funds partner Josyane Gold leading on both of the deals. Tax partner Dominic Adams […]

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Saville Inquiry

The conclusion of Lord Saville’s inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday has brought into sharp focus the need to reduce both the cost and duration of public inquiries, according to some of lawyers involved. At a total cost of just under £200m, with 2,500 written witness statements and almost 1,000 oral testimonies, the inquiry […]

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