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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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Freshfields profits from crunch advice

Partners at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer bill up to £715 an hour for their work advising the Bank of England, The Lawyer has discovered after requesting the information under the Freedom of Information Act. Freshfields billed the bank a total of £4.5m during 2008, including £3.3m in December, shortly after the bank launched its £200bn liquidity […]

Speechly breaks top 50 after Campbell Hooper merger

Speechly Bircham has merged with 23-partner West End outfit Campbell Hooper, propelling the firm into the top 50. The new firm will operate from Speechly’s offices at New Square Street, and will consist of 88 partners and 250 lawyers. Managing partner Michael Lingens said the firm had been searching for a smaller merger partner for some […]

Turkey: Access all areas

The bid for EU accession is forcing Turkey to rethink its unfriendly attitude to foreign law firms. Julia Berris reports Last month, Barack Obama campaigned for Turkey’s accession to the EU on a trip to Istanbul. The US President’s support is welcomed by the Turkish government, which has long ­suffered a challenging route to entering […]

Bircham cuts 15 jobs at end of second consultation

Bircham Dyson Bell has completed a second redundancy consultation, which has seen 15 jobs cut at the top 80 firm.   The review, which was launched in mid-March, led to the loss of five fee-earner and 10 secretarial and support staff jobs. Corporate and real estate were the practice areas which were most affected, according […]

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