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Latest Briefings

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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European patent offices to take on UK work

The UK Patent Office is to shift some of its patent application work to its Danish equivalent in a move to speed up the progress of its caseload. The Danish Patent and Trademark Office will handle about 750 UK patent applications over the next two years following an agreement signed last week. The move is […]

DEAL OF THE WEEK – SIX CONTINENTS

KKR jumps to attention as 6C is targeted by Hugh Osmond Slaughter and May may be advising high-profile entrepreneur Hugh Osmond on his bid for Six Continents (6C), but it remains to be seen which UK firm will secure an instruction from KKR. At the time of writing, KKR had still not declared its hand, […]

Secondary victim of medical negligence receives award

For the first time, a secondary victim of medical negligence recovered damages for her trauma in the Court of Appeal case of a mother whose baby died in her arms after two days of suffering “The case makes it clear that the law relates to clinical negligence in the same way that it applies to […]

Hammonds faces insurance practice walkout

Hammonds looks set to lose its entire commercial insurance practice of around 35 lawyers.The Lawyer has discovered that eight partners of Hammonds’ commercial insurance team are holding talks with senior partner Richard Burns and managing partner Chris Jones about setting up an independent niche insurance practice.The team had the opportunity to leave Hammonds when the […]

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