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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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Six boutique employment law firms from across Europe and the US have joined forces to create an international employment law alliance. L&E Global, which launched on 21 January, has six member firms focusing on employment, labour, workplace privacy, employee ­benefits and immigration law. The founding members are Bufete Suárez de Vivero in Spain, Flichy Grangé […]

Clash of values

The Supreme Court has passed judgment on a lengthy legal battle over a property portfolio, at the heart of which was a sensitive issue with major financial ramifications for companies and their directors. By James Batham and Damian Hyndman In November 2010 the Supreme Court delivered its judgment in the case of Progress Property Co […]

Weightmans bucked 2009-10 staff-cuts trend, LLPs reveal

North West firm Weightmans increased its headcount by 10 per cent in the last full financial year as rivals slashed their staff numbers. Total staff numbers at the top 60 firm increased from 725 in the 2008-09 financial year to 800 in 2009-10, with the biggest increase in junior fee-earners, including paralegals. The total number […]

CC goes back to the future

We don’t really want to dwell on the fact that this is the most depressing day of the year, chiefly because it’s a load of made-up nonsense sold to the world by some evil genius of a PR numpty. So let’s instead talk about a constituency of people for whom depression can be alleviated with […]

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Shell quizzes all advisers on corruption policies

Shell has upped the ante on anti-corruption prior to this year’s implementation of the Bribery Act by extending its scrutiny to law firms that advise third parties involved in joint ventures, and therefore are not employed by the company. Shell chief ethics and compliance officer Richard Wiseman and global legal services coordinator Leanne Geale are […]

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