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Enterprise has been a key item on the agenda of European policymakers for some time, and especially since the financial crisis made it clear that sources of growth... more
This week's announcement that an important tax case could not be appealed to the UK's highest court has significant ramifications for deal structuring among private equity firms. It... more
Private equity and venture capital fund managers are accustomed to dealing with the issues presented by various "freedom of information" (or FOIA) legislation. There were significant concerns when... more
The private equity and venture capital industry understands the importance of good corporate governance. Fund managers routinely tell their own stakeholders that effective stewardship of portfolio companies is... more
Today, SJ Berwin becomes King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin, following our combination with one of the leading brands in Asia Pacific. It is an historic step for... more
The new regulatory environment in Europe is now wearily familiar territory for many private equity firms. Those with funds under EU-based management which exceed the relevant thresholds are... more
After several years of debate and discussion, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive1 (AIFMD or ‘the Directive’) became law in July 2011, with a deadline for national transposition... more
Nearly two years ago, in November 2011, the European Parliament called for harmonisation of certain aspects of Europe's insolvency laws. Parliament's view was that fragmented laws create obstacles... more
Reporting requirements are changing for most European private equity and venture capital funds, and many will have to adjust their internal processes (and possibly their structures) to accommodate... more
Since the financial crisis – and the resulting loss of public confidence in the way that many companies had been governed – one public debate has centred around... more
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