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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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Barclays introduces US roster to new-look legal panel

International firms have emerged as the winners of Barclays’ latest panel review, the results of which are released today. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Shearman & Sterling and Sullivan & Cromwell have been appointed to a new US sub-division of the bank’s general advisory panel, reflecting growth in the bank’s US activities and investment banking […]

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Who wants to be a millionaire?

What a day. First, Clifford Chance is back in the game after revealing its 2010-11 financial results. Global revenue has nudged up 2 per cent to £1,219m and average profit per equity partner has pushed past the £1m milestone for the first time in three years (see story). It’s not gone far over the million […]

Berrymans posts double-digit growth for 2010-11

Berrymans Lace Mawer has posted double-digit growth across the board for 2010-11 with turnover, average profit per equity partner (PEP) and net profits all up on the previous year. The firm, which converted to a legal disciplinary partnership in June (20 June 2011), said turnover had increased by 15.5 per cent from £69.4m to £78.8m. […]

WFW partner is a true Renaissance woman

When Watson Farley & Williams partner Celia Gardiner first ­started singing at church, she did not expect to found a chamber choir. In fact, when she started out she was the only amateur singer in a group of professional musicians. “My own determination not to be the weakest link in the group led me to […]

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