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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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The government’s response to collective redress has left reformers frustrated, says John Meltzer and Dan Armstrong In 2008, the Civil Justice Council (CJC) claimed to have uncovered “overwhelming evidence” that the lack of an effective collective redress mechanism in England and Wales meant that legitimate grievances were left unresolved. Last December, the CJC formally recommended […]

CC looks to global growth with City promotions down

Clifford Chance has made up 17 lawyers in its delayed promotions round, with its London headquarters gaining just three of the new partners. David Childs The firm, which normally makes up partners at the beginning of May, postponed this year’s round so it could focus on its global restructuring (TheLawyer. com, 13 April). The new […]

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Focus: Blake Lapthorn, Staying alive

With PEP plummeting by 70 per cent, Blake Lapthorn is going to have to stop the rot. Is Walter Cha the man for the job? Walter Cha This time last year Blake Lapthorn partners were ­toasting the success of the firm’s ­ambitious five-year expansion plan. Since merging with City firm Tarlo Lyons in 2006, turnover had risen by more […]

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 […]

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