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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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Eversheds Saladžius contributes to assessment on insolvency office holder performance

Eversheds Saladžius has contributed to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Assessment on the insolvency office holder performance, which was conducted in 27 countries including Lithuania. The results of the assessment are intended to help governments and other stakeholders to identify those core issues where reform is particularly needed and to facilitate the sharing […]

Schillings dominates the 2014 Spear’s reputation management index

Six Schillings lawyers — Jenny Afia, Keith Schilling, Rod Christie-Miller, Chris Scott, Ben Hobbs and Joelle Rich — have been ranked in the 2014 Spear’s Reputation Management Index.  From ‘top 10 solicitors’ to ‘rising stars’, the index — now in its third year — showcases the top 50 solicitors, barristers and PR consultants who lead […]

Schoenherr scoops Austrian M&A Legal Adviser of the Year in Mergermarket awards

Schoenherr has been awarded Austrian M&A Legal Adviser of the Year at Mergermarket’s European M&A Awards 2014. Alexander Popp (partner for corporate and M&A) accepted the award on Schoenherr’s behalf at the ceremony held at London’s Savoy hotel on Thursday evening (11 December). Schoenherr advised on a broad range of headline transactions over the past year, including […]

Wierzbowski Eversheds advises Perma-Fix Medical on reverse merger and listing

The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) team at Wierzbowski Eversheds has advised Perma-Fix Medical on its reverse merger with CEE Opportunity Partners Poland. As part of the transaction, the company conducted a capital increase and listed its new shares on the NewConnect market, a process that was completed in December 2014. Perma-Fix Medical Corp, a wholly […]

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