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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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Eversheds’ Gerda Diniūtė participates in private equity and venture capital event

Gerda Diniūtė, senior associate at Eversheds, is participating in the third annual Baltic Private Equity & Venture Capital Associations’ Symposium, which is due to take place in Lithuania on 27–28 August. A number of private equity and venture capital industry professionals, practitioners, specialists and amateurs are expected to gather to share their knowledge, experience and […]

Overall UK manufacturing prognosis still very positive, says Eversheds

Robin Johnson, head of diversified industrials at Eversheds, has commented on the latest projections for UK manufacturing growth. He said: ‘Everything still points to a strong and sustainable recovery in manufacturing in the UK. The weakness of the eurozone is a negative impact as is the strength of sterling. Long-term investment in training and research and […]

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Singapore firm WongPartnership has extended its South-East Asia footprint by sealing a strategic alliance with Indonesian firm Makes & Partners. The move comes just weeks after the firm entered Myanmar with a June office launch (23 June 2014). WongPartnership is now present in four of the countries that make up the Association of Southeast Asian […]

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US litigation boutique BuckleySandler launches in London

Washington DC-headquartered BuckleySandler has opened in London, the firm’s first international office. The financial services and financial crime boutique has launched with a single partner, Jamie Parkinson, who joined the firm three years ago from Mayer Brown. Parkinson has relocated from Washington to become BuckleySandler’s partner-in-residence in the City. The firm’s chairman, former Skadden partner […]

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