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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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Norton Rose is advising client Siemens on its £41.5m offer for medical equipment supplier Broadcastle. The acquisition will allow Siemens Financial Services to expand its operations in medical equipment financing and consolidate its position as a leading provider of financial solutions in the UK. As part of the transaction, Broadcastle has conditionally agreed to purchase […]

Edwin Coe embarks on pro bono IP fight for Ethiopia against Starbucks

Edwin Coe’s head of litigation David Greene is taking on US coffee giant Starbucks in a fight to protect Ethiopian IP interests. Greene is acting pro bono for the government of Ethiopia as it attempts to prevent Starbucks from registering Ethiopian coffee as a trademark. The Lincoln’s Inn firm has previously acted for the state […]

Calling time

The transitional period for the Licensing Act is coming to an end. Richard Arnot reports on the implications for property lawyers While licensing lawyers will be familiar with the act, property colleagues might not yet appreciate the implication of the changes. The topic of the moment is the increasing concern over the number of affected […]

Van spam

Strolling along Chancery Lane the other day, Tulkinghorn glanced across at the shiny new refurbished offices of Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) and was intrigued to spy an equally shiny white van parked outside. The van was emblazoned with the firm’s logos and slogans and warned ominously: “Caution! Knowledge inside!” Meanwhile, the van’s rear door had […]

Marks & Clerk throws in with Thales’ IP dept

Patent and trademark attorneys Marks & Clerk has joined up with the IP arm of electronics group Thales to launch its first office in France. The venture, first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (2 August), is 60 per cent owned by the management team of Thales’ IP department, with Marks & Clerk owning the remaining 40 per […]

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