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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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Black groups slam Bahl’s treatment

Leading black campaign groups have criticised the Law Society on its handling of complaints against vice president Kamlesh Bahl. Bahl is being backed by the Society of Black Lawyers, the Metropolitan Black Police Association, the Association of Black Probation Officers and the National Assembly Against Racism after she was asked to stand down due to […]

Minister promotes pro bono

Lord Williams of Mostyn, speaking at a lunch organised by the Solicitors’ Pro Bono Group, said he and the Solicitor-General would “look favourably” in future on Government-employed lawyers who show commitment to providing free legal advice. He also urged lawyers to “beat the drum” about the free work they do, to help boost the profession’s […]

Cherie Booth poised to launch new set

Sources say that Booth, currently a tenant at 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, and her prospective partners plan to launch a “new kind of legal practice” which will almost certainly see them take on the Government – particularly when the Human Rights Act is introduced in the autumn. Among those understood to be joining Booth in […]

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Leading Manchester set 40 King Street has appointed a solicitor as its first chambers director. Guy Davison was taken on to manage 40 King Street and spin-off 5 Park Place in Leeds, a set that specialises in chancery and planning law. He worked for Deacons in Hong Kong as a solicitor before practising at law […]

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