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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 […]


Allied Domecq cuts legal team By Dearbail Jordan

The in-house legal team will be cut from 12 lawyers to four or five following the £2.7bn sale of Allied’s pub retail arm to Punch Taverns in August last year. Since the sale, a division of the legal team, based at Allied’s head office in London, has been relocated to Bristol. David Mitchell, company secretary […]

Barrister in the doghouse

Stephen Rich told Newcastle Crown Court that he was looking after a bull mastiff for a friend as he prepared the case of a client accused of making a threat to kill and aggravated burglary. When he momentarily left the room, Nalla, a one-year-old bitch, devoured half of his copy of a closed circuit TV […]

Management reshuffle at Clifford Chance

Matthew Layton, a partner in the private equity group, has been elected Executive Partner and will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the London practice. He takes over from Peter Charlton who was recently elected the firm’s London Managing Partner. Layton joined Clifford Turner in January 1984 as an articled clerk and made partner […]

Weil Gotshal hires Clifford Chance partner

Pensions partner Joanne Etherton joined Clifford Chance as a trainee and has worked there for over ten years. Her appointment will strengthen Weil Gotshal’s 30-strong corporate department

Haarmann Hemmelrath names new UK partners

Corporate partner Philip Newhouse joins from Taylor Joynson Garrett where he was the Bucharest office head until returning to London in summer 1998. He knows the German firm through its former affiliation with Taylor Joynson Garrett . Newhouse will work alongside Jay Birch, previously a partner at Hammond Suddards and legally qualified accountant Peter Vaines […]