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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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LEGAL AID looks destined for further radical change following the system’s mauling by the Commons’ Public Accounts Committee last week. The Lord Chancellor’s Department has been given less than three months to find a solution to Green Form fraud and incomplete eligibility tests. Potential victims are the Green Form scheme itself and the practice of […]

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A course for lawyers, ‘Handling the media’, has been launched by legal PR consultant Sandra Hewett. The course is designed to provide interview skills, enable lawyers to promote their firm and help litigators understand what can and cannot be said to the media. Guest speaker for part of the course will be Sue Stapely, head […]

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The achievement of our new president is that he and his vice-president openly state they intend to be judged on their record in office. To the mediocre and malevolent such intentions must spell doom for their free elections to office. I forecast that henceforth our profession will have access to information about how it has […]

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