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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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BASF picks Cleary for EC fine appeal

German Chemicals giant BASF is to appeal against the European Commission’s landmark €296m (£182.7m) fine over the company’s involvement in a price-rigging cartel BASF was the sole member of the cartel to rely on in-house counsel for its defence, but has now drafted in an antitrust team from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton to fight […]

Deal of the week – BT/IPVALUE

Pinsent Curtis advises BT on patent protection plan Pinsent Curtis Biddle has won and completed its first headline instruction for BT. The firm has advised the telecoms giant on a deal that will allow it to aggressively search for companies that are using technologies it has patented.BT unveiled a six-year contract with start-up company IpValue […]

CC partners cash in on new loan facility

CC shakes up global cash management with £150m loan from Barclays and Citibank Clifford Chance partners are thousands of pounds better off a year thanks to the firm’s new global cash management system, The Lawyer can reveal.The firm has put in place a groundbreaking £150m long-term revolving loan facility from Barclays and Citibank for capital […]

Tackling the hard cases

The London Legal League has kicked off its spring season, but this time the great and the good of the legal profession have to face a new contender. Yes, Tulkinghorn has instructed his younger and more nimble assistants to take on the might of the legal profession.Tulkinghorn’s protégés took to the field for the first […]

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