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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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Olswang to make 10 redundant in real estate

Olswang is set to make 10 people redundant from its real estate department. Olswang announced today that it is restructuring its property practice, a move which has resulted in consultations that are expected to lead to five associates and five secretaries losing their jobs. A firm released a statement, which said: “Olswang is restructuring its […]

Pavia opens EU law practice in Brussels

Italian independent firm Pavia e Ansaldo is set to launch its first office in Brussels, becoming the second Italian firm to do so this year. Competition law partner Alessandra Franchi will lead Pavia e Ansaldo’s office, joining from Euro Jura Consulting. Antonino Abate, a former barrister at the European Court of Justice, will assist Franchi […]

Lovells hires real estate expert in Madrid

Lovells has made a further hire in its Madrid office with the addition of Carlos Bardavío as a senior associate. Bardavio joins from Portugese shopping centre company Sonae Sierra, where he was head of legal affairs in Spain. He joins Lovells’ real estate practice, which is headed by senior lawyer Emilio Gómez Delgado. Bardavio’s hire […]

Camerons leads Alfred McAlpine on £600m offer

CMS Cameron McKenna is advising support services company Alfred McAlpine on a proposed £600m offer by rival Carillion. Alfred McAlpine has been a construction client of Camerons for some time through relationship partner Caroline Cummins, but the firm only began advising on corporate aspects in August of this year. Senior partner Richard Price and corporate […]

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