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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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Take a look at the most-read stories on TheLawyer.com this week and share your views The week has been dominated by the 2013/14 financial reporting season. Clifford Chance became the first magic circle firm to publish results and won praise from the market for pushing up average profit per equity partner (PEP) by 16 per […]

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Revenue rises 1% at Freshfields to £1.232bn, PEP up to £1.48m

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has pushed up revenue by 1 per cent at the 2013/14 year end to £1.232bn, while average profit per equity partner (PEP) increased by 6 per cent from £1.398m to £1.48m. Net profit has also climbed upward by 5 per cent from £548m to £578m for 2013/14 (5 July 2013). When foreign […]

DLA Piper acts for Rioprevidência and State of Rio de Janeiro in landmark transaction

DLA Piper has represented Rioprevidencia (Rio de Janeiro’s state-owned pension fund) as sponsor, as well as the State of Rio de Janeiro, in a 144A/Reg S $2bn (£1.1bn) securitisation of oil royalties, the first-ever cross-border transaction of its kind in Brazil. The international offering was launched together with a local debenture offering limited to Brazilian […]

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This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 6 July 2014

The quality of football at the 2014 World Cup has been so high as to overcome less positive issues around the competition. Concerns around the impact of stadium building and other infrastructure facilities on social divisions in Brazil have, sadly, some suggest, taken a back seat, as just about every match has been a thriller. […]

Leeds law undergoes a shake-up

Yorkshire has been the source of many good things over the centuries – Yorkshire puddings, Geoff Boycott, the Brontë sisters, Alan Bennett, and seven London 2012 gold medallists all spring to mind. It’s also the source of some of the world’s largest law firms, not least DLA Piper, which started life as Dibb & Co […]

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