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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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CMS has announced its financial results for the year to 31 December 2013 and revealed flat global revenue, rising by 0.5 per cent from €837.7m (£711.5m) to €842.1m (£715.2m). CMS said net profit had risen by 3.3 per cent but refused to divulge a financial amount. Partner headcount grew by 31, including eight lateral hires. […]

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Two major rulings from the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal this morning will be enough to keep litigators talking for weeks. LLP members are protected by whistle-blowing legislation, the final court ruled, paving the way for the first whistle-blowing case against a law firm. Former Clyde & Co partner Krista Bates van Winkelhof will […]

No5’s Anning defends teenager who has admitted armed robbery

Barrister Michael Anning from No5 Chambers is defending a teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, who has admitted robbery, possessing a firearm with intent to commit robbery and possessing a prohibited weapon. The teenager entered Mrs Ranvir Bassi’s newsagent shop in Stratford masked and carrying a sawn-off shotgun, but Mrs Bassi refused to […]

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