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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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Tulkinghorn and his scribes were out in force at Lawrence Graham‘s Halloween party last Tuesday (31 October), attracted by the annual promise of chocolate fountains and palm readers. Tulkinghorn was not disappointed. Lawrence Graham senior partner Bill Richards got a real probing from the palm reader. It seems Richards may hit the after-dinner speaking circuit […]

Keoghs makes double fraud swoop

Keoghs has strengthened its claims and fraud team with the hire of two new partners. Alison Hart has moved to the firm’s Bolton office after six months as a partner at Halliwells, having joined the firm when it merged with James Chapman & Co’s insurance department in May. Meanwhile, Sue Pawar-Price joins Keoghs’ Coventry office […]

Latham & Watkins: Modest growth

Latham may have had success in New York, but it has failed to build a brand in London. UK managing partner Andrew Moyle on the virtues of invisibility Latham & Watkins: Modest growth” />Which firm was recently voted by associates as the fifteenth most prestigious firm in the UK to work for? And first for […]

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BA cartel probe sees OFT test its criminal powers post-Enterprise Act

The airline price-fixing investigation will give an indication of the OFT’s future stance. By Husnara Begum It’s a bold move. The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has chosen what is arguably one of the most high-profile cartel investigations in recent times to test its toughened powers, acquired under the Enterprise Act 2002. The OFT has […]

Cheer today, gone tomorrow

Just last week Beachcroft senior partner Simon Hodson was jubilant about the firm’s 18 per cent rise in turnover at the half-year stage. He attributed the result to the firm’s recent investment and a demonstration of what converting to a limited-liability partnership can do. Hodson said: “In the absence of walking into a brick wall, […]

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