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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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Bird & Bird consolidates loans in bid to reduce debt-servicing costs

Bird & Bird consolidated its debt into one single unsecured facility in November 2014 just as the balance on two sizeable loans was due for repayment. The firm, which had four bank loans at the end of the 2013/14 financial year, made the move after its net debt figure, which is adjusted to reflect how […]

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With economies conducive to investors and an appetite for growth among local businesses, cross-border work in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia is on the rise. Proximity to Russia might have proven problematic for many countries in the past year as sanctions to and from the state in the wake of the Ukraine crisis affected trade flows. […]

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Kennedys follows through on promise of Scottish insurance launch

Kennedys has taken over a litigation boutique and hired a partner from McClure Naismith as part of a plan to rapidly grow a presence north of the border. The firm has taken over niche Edinburgh litigation practice Francis Gill & Co and hired Edinburgh-based defender insurance liability partner Rory Jackson from McClures. As part of […]

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Why this is the year to push the rule of law, not the rule of power

There are plenty of big issues on the horizon for 2015. To start with, the general election is looming, as well the prospect of a referendum on membership of the EU. And 2015 is also – if you haven’t worked this out already – the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. That the Magna Carta […]

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