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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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Law Society starts campaign to scare off wannabe lawyers

The gulf between the number of ­students completing the LPC and the availability of training contracts is not a new phenomenon. But in a worrying trend that has been exacerbated by the economic downturn, this gulf is widening rapidly. So much so that the Law Society has mobilised its troops to tackle the problem head-on. […]

Eversheds guides Carlisle PFI project to financial close

Eversheds has advised its long-standing client Balfour Beatty on the £176m Carlisle Northern Development Route (CNDR) PFI project. Rebecca Carter The deal has reached financial close after months of financial and environmental challenges. The project company Connect CNDR has signed a 30-year contract with Cumbria County Council to design and construct five miles of road […]

Simmons bolsters Frankfurt with Haarmann hire

Simmons & Simmons has hired Haarmann founding partner Jan Wildberger to bulk up its Frankfurt office. Wildberger has joined the firm as a partner in its German corporate team advising private equity houses and corporates. Simmons corporate head Mark Curtis said: “Jan’s hire will be a major step forward for the local private equity practice […]

Arcus uses Lovells for Babcock buy

Lovells has been instructed by Arcus Infrastructure Partners on its purchase of failed ­company Babcock & Brown’s €2.2bn (£1.9bn) European ­infrastructure fund. Lovells corporate partner Steven Bryan led the team working on the deal, with help from corporate partner Ben Higson and funds partner Eric Jamieson. Banco Espirito Santo Investment ­provided financing for the deal, […]

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