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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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A&O, Cadwalader face court probe over TXU

Administrator Ernst & Young turns to Commercial Court for ruling on conflicts Allen & Overy (A&O) and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft are facing a Commercial Court investigation over their controversial decisions to act for power group TXU Europe joint administrator KPMG as well as various competing creditors. Ernst & Young (E&Y), the other joint administrator, […]

Channel Islands demand EU fair play

Reports being drawn up by law firms in the Channel Islands on the future of their transparency and tax regimes are likely to spark a political war that will include the EU, the UK Government and other European tax havens The reports’ conclusions, due to be sent to the Jersey government as part of its […]

Getting in a state

The development of international law on investment arbitrations has been chaotic, making it difficult for foreign investors to bring a claim. Matthew Weiniger reports on their options Investment dispute arbitrations (arbitrations between a foreign investor and the state within which it has invested) are becoming increasingly common against Eastern European and former CIS states. Aggrieved […]

UK Patent Office calls on Danish to share its load

The UK Patent Office is to shift some of its patent application work to its Danish equivalent in a move to speed up the progress of its caseload. The Danish Patent and Trademark Office will handle around 750 UK patent applications over the next two years following an agreement signed last week. The move is […]

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