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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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MoJ names four High Court justices

The Ministry of Justice has unveiled the appointment of four High Court judges following the promotion of 10 to the Court of Appeal. The new judges are: Judge Stephen Stewart QC; Vivien Rose; Michael Keehan QC; and Judge Colin Ian Birss QC. Formerly a member of St John’s Buildings, Stewart was called to the bar […]

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Partners must take the profits hit

The quickest way to cut costs at hard-pressed firms is for partners to take less out of the business Managing a firm when fee income is at best fluctuating and at worst volatile is challenging, to say the least. Overheads remain painfully consistent (with a tendency to rise) but income is unfortunately much less predictable. […]

CPR reform: how Jackson will affect lease renewal proceedings

The Jackson Reforms herald a new era in the management of, and procedure for, civil litigation. To a great extent, though, we have no real idea of what this new era may bring, particularly in the area of 1954 Act lease renewals. However, on the face of it, there is a possibility of substantial impact. […]

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