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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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Jones Day takes the UK mid-market by storm

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer may have dominated the M&A landscape in the first half of 2014. But, when it comes to the mid-market, Thomson Reuters has calculated that Jones Day is the law firm ruling the roost. That may not come as a surprise to many – after all, 348 of Jones Day’s total 369 M&A […]

DLA Piper represents Racemi in $10m investment by venture capital fund

DLA Piper has represented cloud mitigation company Racemi in a $10m (£6m) investment by venture capital fund Milestone Venture Partners and existing investors Harbert Venture Partners and Paladin Capital Group. This investment will be used to further scale Racemi’s sales, services and engineering to meet the growing demand for its software that supports migrations between […]

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As would-be lawyers around the country wrack their brains for an original answer to the ‘why law?’ question, so graduate recruitment teams are preparing to sift through the deluge of thousands of training contract applications that land on their desks every year. Every year the sift gets harder, as more and more students attain the […]

Eversheds comments on PAC report that says whistleblowers do not have enough protection

Audrey Williams, partner and head of discrimination at Eversheds, has commented on a recently issued Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report that is highly critical of the treatment of whistleblowers and a perceived failure by government to introduce effective law. The report concludes that in many cases employees do not know to whom they should report wrongdoing […]

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