Private Funds


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  • Transparency register - Germany


    Submitted: 16 March 2017

    ​Companies must act now. The requirements of the transparency register in Germany have been eased, but still new - and possibly unpleasant - notification obligations are expected for the summer of 2017.

  • Family offices - Are you required to be registered or licensed in Singapore?


    Submitted: 13 March 2017

    The Monetary Authority of Singapore clarifies its views on the regulatory treatment of family offices.

  • 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.

  • Update: Distribution of investment funds in Germany


    Last Reviewed: 16 February 2017 / Submitted: 23 January 2017

    Distribution of non-German investment funds to German (retail and/or professional/institutional) investors is subject to complex requirements. This updated article discusses the new rules resulting from the implementation of AIFMD in Germany.

  • 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.

  • VAT repayments following changes in group membership


    Submitted: 15 November 2016

    The Upper Tribunal has held that rights of repayment accruing to a VAT group representative member remain with that representative member even after the “real world” supplier has left the VAT group.

  • Interview with Noro-Lanto Ravisy


    Submitted: 21 September 2016

    African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association talks to Noro-Lanto Ravisy about Simmons & Simmons’ expertise in African PE, and her expectations for the future.

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