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Private Equity Comment

Important company law proposals in the UK still lack clarity

The UK government has published draft legislation aiming to improve "transparency and trust" in corporate Britain, but the scope of the changes remains wide open in some very important respects.
Important company law proposals in the UK still lack clarity

The UK government has published draft legislation aiming to improve "transparency and trust" in corporate Britain, but the scope of the changes remains wide open in some very important respects.

White Paper released: European Commission continues to target minority shareholdings

A White Paper has been published by the European Commission with proposals to widen the Commission's power to investigate non-controlling minority shareholdings for competition purposes

SEC charges first investment adviser under "pay to play" rules

The SEC has announced the first enforcement action under these rules, underlining how strictly the US regulator will police its relatively new code, and how important it is that fund managers fully comply.

Europe's pension schemes given reprieve on private equity investments - but for how long?

Proposed changes to the European Directive governing Occupational Pensions Schemes could limit or even prevent these schemes investing in private equity and venture capital.

What is happening in Brazil?

Private equity in Brazil may have been affected by the recent economic slowdown but it continues to be the private equity leader in Latin America and the signs are that the market is maturing and recovering.

Corporate Members of LLPs

The proposal to extend the prohibition on corporate directors to also cover LLPs, if adopted, will have serious consequences for the private equity and venture capital industry.

UN PRI issues ESG guide for private equity fund managers

The UN PRI has issued a practical guide to ESG in order help fund managers who want to implement the six PRIs into their businesses.

New rules for German insurers could inhibit investment

The German government is considering amending regulations that will make private equity and venture capital funds les attractive to German insurance companies, particularly those outside the EU or not authorised under the AIFMD.

Raising the bar: the UK’s Walker Guidelines get a little tougher

The Guidelines Monitoring Group has proposed changes to the Walker Guidelines to include some new reporting requirements that quoted UK companies are now subject to by law.

The OECD's mission to clamp down on tax avoidance

The OECD has published a paper targeted at tackling "treaty shopping" by multi-national corporate groups which could have an impact on the private equity industry

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