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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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Ogier associates win prizes in Jersey advocacy exams

Ogier in Jersey has announced that Katharine Marshall and Amy Galley have each been awarded two prizes for achieving the highest marks in the Jersey Advocacy exams in 2014 by The Law Society of Jersey and the Institute of Law. Katharine Marshall, senior associate in the Jersey Property law team, was awarded the Law of […]

Europe

European moves: 22 January 2015

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Baltics Baltic firm Sorainen has appointed Toomas Prangli and Laimonas Skibarka as co-managing partners. The duo will also continue to lead the firm’s M&A and private equity practices in Estonia and Lithuania respectively. The firm has also promoted Sergej Butov to […]

Karanovic & Nikolic hires M&A banking and finance lawyer Ketler

M&A and banking and finance lawyer Marko Ketler has been appointed to head Karanović & Nikolić’s Slovenian office. He joins from from ODI in Ljubljana. Ketler is a highly experienced transaction lawyer with a wealth of experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions. He has over seven years of professional experience and niche expertise in acquisitions with financing aspects. […]

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Moves: 19 January 2015

Move of the week Ropes & Gray has hired Allen & Overy partner Carol Hopper to join its global real estate practice in London. Hopper has experience in real estate, infrastructure and projects work, particularly mid- to large-cap transactional deals that arise in all aspects of commercial real estate work. She has advised funds, investors, […]

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11 Stone Buildings has a strong reputation for company work. Members deal regularly with shareholder disputes, directors’ duties, liability of directors to third parties, directors’ disqualifications, matters relating to share capital, including the issue, allotment and transfer of shares, reductions of capital, purchase of shares and financial assistance of shares and procedural matters relating to companies […]

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