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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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CC snares Freshfields Dutch capital markets partner

Clifford Chance has strengthened its Dutch capital markets team with a new partner from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Pieter van Welzen joins the magic circle firm’s Amsterdam office in May where his main focus will be securitisation and structured finance. Van Welzen a qualified lawyer in England and Wales as well a qualified Dutch lawyer. The […]

CC makes up 37 associates

Clifford Chance has promoted 37 lawyers to its partnership, its largest promotion in four years. The promotions include 13 in London with corporate and finance both gaining three new partners each. Managing partner Peter Cornell said: “I am delighted to admit 37 lawyers into the partnership this year, the largest number we have promoted for […]

Legal Intelligence

March proved that 2006 just keeps getter better for corporate and finance lawyers. Consolidating on the solid performance of the M&A market in the first two months of the year, 294 deals worth $54.25bn (£30.97bn) involving any UK element were announced during March, according to Thomson Financial. This accounted for almost half of the value […]

Swedish leaders Mannheimer launch in China

Swedish firm Mannheimer Swartling has launched a dramatic raid on Scandinavian rival Vinge, poaching its sole Hong Kong partner and Shanghai office head to launch its China practice. Mannheimer recruited Vinge’s sole Hong Kong lawyer Thomas Lagerqvist along with Shanghai office head Ulf Ohrling. Mannheimer will initially move lawyers from its Swedish operations to China […]

Latham handed role on Bayer’s bid for Schering

Latham & Watkins has scooped the lead advisory role for Bayer on its €16.3bn (£11.4bn) ‘white knight’ agreed takeover bid for German pharmaceutical company Schering. The deal marks the first major M&A transaction the firm has completed for Bayer, with Hamburg-based corporate partners Joachim von Falkenhausen and Christoph von Teichman leading the team. London finance […]

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