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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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Ogier advises on Nomura fund launch

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Bär & Karrer advises Electrosuisse on sale of business unit

Electrosuisse, association for electrical engineering, power and information technologies, has agreed to sell its business unit ‘Testing and Certification’ to the Euronext listed Eurofins group. Electrosuisse will retain a minority stake in the new Eurofins Electrosuisse Product Testing AG. Bär & Karrer acted as legal adviser to Electrosuisse in this transaction. The team included Christoph […]

The sad story of Cobbetts

As it emerges that eight former Cobbetts lawyers have been referred to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, we recall the story of an ambitious firm caught out by the recession.

Microsoft and VdA – a trip to the cloud

VdA, in partnership with Microsoft Portugal, organises the event “A Trip to the Cloud”, held on 17 May at Microsoft’s office in Lisbon, and on 19 May at The Yeatman Hotel, in Porto. In the follow-up to the first event, “Trust in the Cloud”, which discussed the security and privacy issues related to cloud use, “A […]

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