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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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Lawyers acting for celebrity divorce solicitor Fiona Shackleton’s firm have served a defence to a claim of negligence brought by a former client. Payne Hicks Beach is being sued by banker Christopher Smith, who claims a mistake by Shackleton cost him £250,000 in child support. The firm has instructed Fishburns partner Sheona Wood to act […]

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Time is running short for website operators to comply with the updated regulations covering cookies Changes to the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) in respect to consent for cookies have placed considerable compliance obligations on businesses. When initial guidance was issued by the Department for Culture, Media and Sports in 2011, it was ­suggested […]

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Consumer body predicts that ABSs will plug legal aid gap

Alternative business structures will provide access to justice for consumers affected by legal aid cuts, a Legal Services Consumer Panel report states. The body, which advises the Legal Services Board on consumer issues in the profession, said while legal aid fell outside its remit its objective was to improve access to justice. While much was […]

Work Life Quiz: Alison Wilds, Harbottle & Lewis

What was your first-ever job? I worked in the greenhouses at a local flower grower’s nursery in the summer holidays. It was very hot as it was all under glass. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Changing my training contract to a different law firm, as I started my career in the law […]

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