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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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Banco Santander has launched a revamp of its external legal advisers with the introduction of a series of ’soft panels’ to sit underneath its main legal roster. The new appointments, which are part of a preferred firm approach to legal ­services procurement rather than a formal panel arrangement, include the formation of a group to advise on corporate […]

Look before you lease

The costs of securing the right or wrong lease on a premises can help make or break a business, and law firms are no exception. So what are the key points to remember when signing on the dotted line? Recent events at Halliwells have shaken the legal ­community and have served as a reminder to law firms that […]

Milbank hires five-partner team from Latham

A five-strong team of banking partners has left Latham & Watkins’ New York office to join Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Among the arrivals is the former co-chair of Latham’s global banking practice Marc Hanrahan, who has been appointed as Milbank’s global head of leveraged finance. Partners Ronan Wicks, Marcus Dougherty, Patrick Flanagan and Lauren […]

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Matrix silk to represent Naomi Campbell in Charles Taylor trial

Matrix Chambers’ Ken Macdonald QC will advise supermodel Naomi Campbell when she appears at The Hague to give evidence at the trial of former Liberian President Charles Taylor. Macdonald, who was instructed by Schillings partner Gideon Benaim, has already secured a decision from judges at the international criminal court to prevent photographers from taking pictures […]

The best-laid plans

The planning system is facing its largest shake-up for half a century. Simon Ricketts looks at what the Government has up its sleeve and how this willimpact on the industry  Planning lawyers and their clients are in the midst of the biggest shake-up of the planning ­system for more than 50 years. It may […]

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