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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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LET’s hope that the continuing chaos that surrounds the demise of SIF is short-lived. The abysmal take-up rate – between 5 and 10 per cent – shows an appalling lack of preparation for such an important issue, and it is certain that some firms will be paying a heavy financial price. Last year’s Law Society […]

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“It’s a blood bath out there.” – Andy Doré, regional manager at insurers RE Brown & Others, on the break-up of SIF. The British Government is facing legal action over a broken down Royal Navy nuclear submarine berthed at the Rock in Gibraltar. Local law firm Hassan was instructed last week to pursue the removal […]

Norton Rose relaunches Greek office to avoid criminal action

Norton Rose‘s former Greek office has relaunched as a chambers style set-up to avoid criminal proceedings from the Greek authorities. The new legal entity is called Law Office Howard in Association with Norton Rose. All nine lawyers in Law Office Howard are now self-employed. The move is to avoid the legal action faced by 10 […]

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Allen & Overy acted for Saville Gordon Estates on the £95m cash purchase of industrial property from Resolution Property. The deal concerns 10 multi-tenanted freehold estates with a current net income of £8.25m per annum. Property partner David Williams led a team of six. Taylor Joynson Garrett advised Resolution Property.

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