Private Equity


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  • Pensions stumbling block for FTT?


    Submitted: 20 February 2017

    Press reports suggest that disagreements over the treatment of pension funds under the FTT proposal risk the future of the proposal.

  • MAS proposes new Regulatory Regime for managers of VC funds


    Submitted: 16 February 2017

    The MAS is consulting on proposals to implement a simplified authorisation process and regulatory framework for managers of venture capital (VC) funds.

  • Proposals by Singapore’s Committee on the Future Economy affecting PE and VC asset managers


    Submitted: 13 February 2017

    Key features of the Report of the Committee on the Future Economy which might impact private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) asset managers.

  • New requirement for Singapore Employment Pass holders taking up directorships


    Submitted: 09 February 2017

    The Ministry of Manpower now requires EP holders to obtain a Letter of Consent before they can take up external directorships with other entities.

  • Changes to the French FTT: 2017 Finance Act measures


    Submitted: 26 January 2017

    The 2017 Finance Act provides for the increase in the rate of French FTT to 0.3% from 01 January 2017 and its extension to intraday trading from 01 January 2018.

  • BaFin concludes investigation into closet indexing funds Restricted access


    Submitted: 29 December 2016

    ​The German regulator has concluded its investigation into actively managed funds that effectively only appear to track a benchmark index and has started a public consultation process on information that should be included in the fund documentation.

  • BaFin postpones decision on ban sales of credit-linked notes Restricted access


    Submitted: 16 December 2016

    ​In an immediate response to the proposed ban of the sale of credit-linked notes to retail clients set out in a consultation paper of the BaFin key German finance market associations have published “self-binding principles” for the issuance of such products to address. As a reaction to the self-restriction of the main market participants, BaFin has postponed the proposed prohibition by at least a half year.

  • BaFin considers ban of sale of CFDs with subsequent payment obligation to retail investors Restricted access


    Submitted: 14 December 2016

    ​The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – “BaFin”) has started a public consultation/hearing process on its proposed ban on the sale to retail investors of contracts for difference (CFD) that might require the purchaser to put up further margin/capital (leveraged CFDs).

  • Autumn Statement 2016 - impact on UK infrastructure


    Submitted: 24 November 2016

    Juliet Reingold, Partner in our Government Group, summarises and comments on the impact of the Autumn Statement on the Infrastructure Sector.

  • Luxembourg - reforming the law on commercial companies Restricted access


    Submitted: 28 October 2016

    ​A summary of the changes required to be made to the articles of incorporation of Luxembourg incorporated public limited liability companies (société anonyme) and private limited liability companies (société à responsabilité limitée) following the reform of the Luxmebourg law of of 10 August 1915 on commercial companies, as amended.

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