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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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US firms tango with Big Six accountants

Four leading US law firms have approached Price Waterhouse in the past month about an association or possible merger. The move is a first indication that US law firms may globalise their businesses hand-in-hand with the Big Six accountants rather than with UK law firms. Paul Downing, head of Price Waterhouse’s European legal network, told […]

In brief: PI cover available at one third SIF price

The managing partner of Williams Davies Meltzer, a firm that specialises in professional indemnity, liability claims and insurance work, has written to Law Society president Tony Girling claiming he has learned from specialist PI brokers that his firm could obtain equivalent PI cover to that offered by the Solicitors Indemnity Fund at about one third […]

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The Law Society has expressed deep concern about proposals for a solicitor pilot scheme for the block contracting of civil green form work, which it says may set unrealistic precedents and put firms in breach of society practice rules. It is writing to the Legal Aid Board (LAB) to say it finds the proposals for […]

Department closure furthers Eversheds commercial focus

Eversheds in Birmingham has closed its private client trust and probate department in order to concentrate on commercial and corporate work. Keith Dudley, former senior associate, who ran the department, together with two executives and their secretaries, have joined Martineau Johnson’s private client department. Hugh Carslake, head of Martineau Johnson’s private client department, said the […]

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