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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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Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has named Hong Kong-based Julian Copeman as Greater China managing partner, a month after predecessor Justin D’Agostino’s appointment to global disputes head. Copeman is a senior commercial litigator and a solicitor-advocate in the English courts. He relocated from London to Hong Kong in April (14 April 2014) following an initial six-month […]

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Conyers provides Cayman law advice to Lombard Medical on $55m IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Cayman law advice to Lombard Medical in relation to its $55m (£33m) US initial public offering (IPO) and the listing of the company’s ordinary shares on the NASDAQ Global Market. Conyers also advised on the Cayman aspects of the group’s change of domicile from the UK to the Cayman […]

No5 Chambers’ golf team victorious at the Forum of Insurance Lawyers golf day

No5 Chambers’ golf team was victorious at the FOIL golf day at the Warwickshire Golf Club on 23 May 2014. FOIL, the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, is the professional membership organisation representing those engaged in the defence of insurance-related claims. Paul Bleasdale QC, Adam Farrer, Robert Smallwood and James Parks combined well to produce a winning score of […]

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