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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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The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has switched lead counsel in one of its biggest ever cases, instructing Blackstone Chambers’ Pushpinder Saini QC in place of Serle Court’s Dominic Dowley to lead the defence of a £300m claim from the Tchenguiz brothers. The SFO has also added One Essex Court’s Charles Graham QC to its team. […]

Walker Morris advises WH Ireland in connection with SRT share placing

Corporate lawyers from Walker Morris have advised nominated adviser and broker WH Ireland in connection with the placing of shares in Software Radio Technology on AIM to raise more than £1.5m. Bath-based SRT specialises in automatic identification systems and sophisticated maritime communications and tracking technologies. The Walker Morris team comprised Richard Naish and Oliver Duke. […]

Former US Treasury Department sanctions official Brummond joins DLA Piper

DLA Piper has announced that David J Brummond has joined the firm’s insurance and reinsurance practice as of-counsel in the Washington DC office. Brummond had previously served as senior sanctions adviser — insurance for the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) from 2006 to 2014. In this position at OFAC, Brummond assisted in the development […]

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Slaughters goes to town in China

Firm promotes fourth partner so far this year in Hong Kong; now the focus is to diversify its offering Which firms spring to mind as having particularly dynamic strategies in Asia? Perhaps King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin? Or Herbert Smith Freehills? It’s a long shot that Slaughter and May made your list. But maybe […]

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