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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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House of Lords: Lord Chancellor does not need to be a lawyer

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has determined that the Lord Chancellor’s role does not have to be filled by a qualified lawyer, although a background in law would be “a distinct advantage”. The committee’s report on the role of the Lord Chancellor, published today (11 December), said that while the Lord Chancellor and the […]

Eversheds comments on impact of Black Friday on November retail sales figures

James Batham, head of retail sector at Eversheds, has commented on the impact of Black Friday on November retail sales. He said that the figures are encouraging but must continue into December. Batham said: ‘Retailers hoping to end 2014 on a high needed to hit the ground running for the all-important Christmas trading period; and […]

Buckinghamshire ABS given £400k profit target

This year has been the year when the promise of local authority alternative business structures (ABSs) finally came good. In August Buckinghamshire County Council and Milton Keynes Fire Authority’s joint venture was the first local authority body to be granted an ABS licence, followed closely by the London Boroughs of Harrow and Barnet, which merged […]

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