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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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The truth will out

Current focus on the regulations surrounding offshore financial institutions is a diversionary tactic that deliberately misses the point, says Stephen Platt The response of politicians in London and the US to the global financial crisis has, ­predictably, been one of denial and distraction. Offshore centres are part of the ‘flak’ that has been put up […]

Citigroup counsel jumps ship for ICG

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has appointed its first general counsel with the hire of Citigroup global general counsel for non-resident Indian wealth management Aneta Polk. Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) has appointed its first general counsel with the hire of Citigroup global general counsel for non-resident Indian wealth management Aneta Polk. Polk joins ICG, which specialises […]

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With surrounding legislation frequently complex, the Cayman Islands has sought to facilitate ease of aircraft ownership. By Mark Western The Cayman Islands provides a safe, stable and ‘friendly flag’ for registration of an aircraft and a developed system for perfecting a security interest over that aircraft. The Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2007 (as amended) […]

Norton Rose triggers reduced hours scheme

NORTON Rose has put its flexible working plan into immediate action, cutting hours for entire teams in corporate, shipping, banking and dispute resolution. When the proposal was launched in March the firm stressed that the initiative was a “contingency plan” to be implemented only if the economy did not improve. Chief executive Peter Martyr said […]

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