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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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Shoosmiths lawyer completes second edition of Property Development: A Practical Guide

A real-estate lawyer at Shoosmiths has completed the second edition of the successful and popular industry handbook Property Development: A Practical Guide. Gavin Le Chat saw his first legal handbook published in April 2010 after spotting a gap in the market for a comprehensive guide on the subject. Following sales that exceeded expectations and a […]

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Hill Dickinson admits mistake over Christian Candy super-yacht sale

The High Court has ruled that a failure by Hill Dickinson to obtain a guarantee over the condition of a yacht sold by property tycoon Christian Candy did not lead to its client’s losses. Hill Dickinson partner James Lawson had assured his client Michael Hirtenstein post-purchase that the €4.5m yacht came with a personal guarantee […]

No5 Chambers’ Michael Anning defends teenage gunman spared jail

Jack Phillips, defended by Michael Anning of No5 Chambers, has admitted robbery, possessing a firearm with intent to commit robbery and possessing a prohibited weapon and has been spared jail by recorder Michael Elsom, who says his age and the fact others had told him to carry out the act made it an exceptional case. […]

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Law firm start-ups, then and now

The contrasting experience of two technology law firm start-ups in 1994 and 2014 highlights the massive evolution of legal practice in the last 20 years. Law firm IT and regulation have both changed out of all recognition over the past two decades. The first has become a lot more flexible, better and cheaper; the other, much […]

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