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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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Martineau Johnson and Bircham Dyson Bell have both posted double digit increases for the year, bucking the downward trend afflicting other law firms. Average profits per partner (PPP) at Birmingham’s Martineau, which also has an office in London, jumped by 26 per cent for the year to 30 April 2004. The increase saw PPP reach […]

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How Slaughter and May dashed the magic circle firm’s dreams of the biggest takeover bid of 2004 On Thursday 3 June at 3.35pm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer corporate finance head Barry O’Brien left Court 70 of the Royal Courts of Justice to stand outside with the media. It was an attempt to demonstrate how seriously the […]

Baker & McKenzie revamps partner setup

Baker & McKenzie is set to overhaul its partnership structure and ditch its status as an Illinois partnership. The firm will implement reforms later this year after partners received recommendations in a report following consultations by London partner Gabriel Fisher. At present, and because the firm was founded in Chicago, all Baker’s partners across the […]

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