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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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Harrods spells out the stakes in name battle

A ruling is expected soon in one of the most critical battles waged by Harrods to protect its jealously guarded name. The Knightsbridge store is attempting to block moves, originating from South America, to sell off the name world-wide to the highest bidder. If the action failed, Charles Sparrow QC told Mr Justice Neuberger, the […]

Goodmans of Canada moves into Singapore's legal market

Canadian law firm Goodman Phillips & Vineberg is the latest firm to move into Singapore and has poached a Baker & McKenzie partner to head up the operation. The newly opened office is the firm’s third in Asia, which it says reflects the growing importance of the continent in a business context. It will be […]

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The recent Court of Appeal ruling on moves to establish a unique floating heliport on London’s Thames has far from cleared up the question marks hanging over the proposals. Thames Heliport, the company behind the £1.5 million scheme, wants to convert the 150ft Father Thames, at present a floating restaurant, into a floating heliport. It […]

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Every law firm has just received a letter from Law Society president Tony Girling in which he reveals his delight in being “able to write to you with some really good news of a scheme which offers good practical support to solicitors and their clients”. During the past 12 months, solicitors have become accustomed to […]

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