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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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Hill Dicks names former Manchester head as firmwide senior partner

Hill Dickinson has appointed former Manchester managing partner David Wareing as its new senior partner. Wareing was elected by partner vote to replace incumbent Tony Wilson and will begin his five-year term on 1 May. Wilson, who has been senior partner since 2001, will remain at the firm as a partner in the insurance team. […]

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Firms are hoping that privatisation will give a jolt to the stagnant market in Slovakia. New governments often ­herald new flows of business in a jurisdiction, and Slovakia is no exception. When the country’s prime minister Iveta Radicová was elected in July 2010 she announced a fresh wave of ­privatisation in the country. Its neighbour […]

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LG keeps promotions tight as two make partner

LG has promoted two lawyers to partner, with the corporate and dispute resolution practices gaining one each. This is half the number that made the grade last year and one fewer than were promoted in 2009. James Sidwell joins the disputes partnership. He specialises in domestic and cross-border disputes in the banking and financial services […]

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BLP adds two partners to City office

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has made a double lateral hire, adding partners to its corporate finance and asset finance practices. Alexander Keepin joins the firm’s corporate finance group from Charles Russell, where he was also a partner. He will join the firm next month. Keepin said his aim was to build a new mining practice […]

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