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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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Pinsents wins RSA HR, employment gig

Pinsent Masons has ­beaten off competition from Addleshaw Goddard and Eversheds to win an exclusive role advising insurer RSA on employment and HR issues. Pinsents will carry out a review of RSA’s HR policy, which was previously ­managed in-house, and will also run the company’s ­tribunal arrangements and a helpline for day-to-day employment matters, as well as carrying out […]

Work Life Quiz: Robin Jackson, Doughty Street Chambers

Who would you least like to be stuck in a lift with and why?Anyone who can’t fix it. Robin Jackson What was your first-ever job?Officer cadet at Sandhurst, one of the lowest forms of employed life. What was your worst ­experience as a trainee?Being simultaneously informed by two regimental sergeant majors of what they’d do […]

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With two mergers in 14 months, Ellisons Solicitors has been staking its claim on the Essex legal market. Focusing on the Tendring Peninsula, an agricultural region that spreads from Colchester in the east and Clacton-on-Sea in the south to the port of Harwich on the west coast, Ellisons’ expansion plans saw it merge with PTL […]

Final decision in Lords strikes a blow to litigation funding sector

The House of Lords marked its last day of existence yesterday by handing Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) a victory when it struck out a multi-million pound claim against its client Moore Stephens. The eagerly awaited judgment in Stone & Rolls (in liquidation) v Moore Stephens (auditors) was handed down by Lord Phillips of Worth […]

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