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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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Criminal masterminds unveiled

Criminal cases are the ones that hit the headlines, from the Rose-mary West trial to James Bulger and the more technical fraud cases such as Barlow Clowes and Maxwell. And it is the criminal lawyers who get the glory and the brickbats. With such pressures, leading criminal practitioners are looking for silks who are “hungry […]

Forthcoming events

Alison Laferla reports 4-6 June Solicitors’ and Legal Office Exhibition at the Barbican Exhibition Centre, London. Call 0181 742 3399 for details. 5 June Norwel, the computer systems suppliers, is hosting an open day with talks, drinks and various events in Chiswell Street, close to the Solicitors and Legal Office Exhibition. Speakers include Charles Attlee, […]

Partnership. Its competition time for partners

As recruitment and selection processes for trainees become ever more sophisticated, it is worth considering some of the changes which have been implemented for selecting partners from the large number of assistants who work in big firms. Where the opportunity once existed for a solicitor with five or six years of post-qualification experience to reach […]

Brief

There are few structural changes among local firms in the Northern Irish marketplace this year, where the top performers show little sign of expansion. The major change comes from outside the province with the arrival of London firm Kennedys and Dublin firm Arthur Cox. There are constant rumours that other UK firms are looking at […]

Dentons trainee to fly the UK flag in Tokyo

A DENTON Hall trainee solicitor has left London for Tokyo as the only UK lawyer to take part in an executive training programme run by the European Commission. Mark Stableford will spend 18 months in Japan, 12 of which will be taken up by extensive language and culture training. The remaining six months will be […]

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