Time to rethink the role of expert witnesses

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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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Black lawyers condemn proposed jury cuts

The Bar Council and the Society of Black Lawyers (SBL) have condemned Home Office plans to cut the right to choose trial by jury as discriminating against black defendants. In a joint statement issued last week, the two organisations warned that restricting the right to trial by jury would have a serious impact on black […]

One Essex Court makes fifth new signing in four months

Top commercial set One Essex Court has hired banking specialist David Wolfson from 3 Verulam Buildings. In yet another example of the increasingly popular “big is beautiful” policy at the Bar, Wolfson becomes the fifth new signing at One Essex Court in only four months. He brings the number of tenants at One Essex Court […]

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Diane Cram, who this week became the UK’s first blind magistrate. Cram, a mother of three who lost her sight as a teenager in a medical accident, was appointed along with three partially-sighted magistrates. The move follows the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine’s resolve to allow visually impaired candidates into the magistracy. Transexual Susan Marshall, a […]

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