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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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The Court of Appeal (CoA) has thrown out a claim challenging the legality of British involvement in US drone strikes because any judgment would be a condemnation of US foreign policy. Master of the Rolls Lord Dyson, Lord Justices Laws and Elias said that they could not determine whether UK officials’ role in aiding drone […]

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As is widely known, the Indonesian export ban on ore came into effect on 12 January 2014. The regulation has caused commotion in the industry and the Indonesian government was under pressure to alleviate some of the harsher consequences. At the last minute, the Indonesian government has announced certain relief measures. However, these measures are […]

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The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 imposed additional new requirements on commodity trading advisers (CTAs) and amended the definition of CTA in the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to include any person who engages in the business of advising others on swaps. As a result, the CEA and the regulations of […]

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Bond Dickinson has hired Walker Morris’s IP head Patrick Cantrill in a boost for its IP and media team. Cantrill is a longstanding partner at the Leeds firm and has headed its IP team for a number of years as well as co-chairing the firm’s China trade practice group. He advises on both contentious and […]

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