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  • Private Equity transactions - Luxembourg Company Law Reform: the two year transitory period is coming to an end

    Article

    Submitted: 12 April 2018

    ​Following the reform of the Luxembourg law on commercial companies (the Law) on 10 August 2016 (the Reform) and with the end of the two year transitory period approaching fast, this is an excellent opportunity to summarise the impact the Reform has had on Luxembourg vehicles frequently used in cross-border private equity transactions. These vehicles include private limited liability companies (SARLs), public limited liability companies (SAs) and partnerships limited by shares (SCAs).

  • Timeline released for opening up of China’s financial services sector to foreign investors

    Article

    Submitted: 12 April 2018

    ​In November 2017, Simmons & Simmons issued an update suggesting that the Chinese government planned to further open up its financial services sector to foreign investment. Although the Chinese and US governments are currently embroiled in trade tensions, the Chinese government has indicated that it remains dedicated to its proposed agenda.

  • The Securitisation Regulation: key points for US investment managers

    Article

    Submitted: 09 April 2018

    ​The EU’s Securitisation Regulation becomes effective from 01 January 2019. The Regulation replaces securitisation provisions in, among other things, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). Importantly, some US investment managers will now find themselves subject to the Regulation’s due diligence and risk retention requirements.

  • The Securitisation Regulation: key points for EU AIFMs

    Article

    Submitted: 09 April 2018

    The EU’s Securitisation Regulation becomes effective from 01 January 2019. The Regulation replaces securitisation provisions in, among other things, the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). Importantly, certain AIFMs, which have, to date, been outside the scope of the securitisation rules under AIFMD, may find themselves subject to the Regulation’s due diligence and risk retention requirements.

  • Podcast 630: How should businesses prepare for GDPR? General data protection policy review

    Video Podcast

    Submitted: 09 April 2018

    The GDPR requires a company to be able to demonstrate compliance. As a result, having good policy documentation is important. This podcast looks at considerations surrounding data protection policies.

  • Asset Management Market Study: a change of approach from the FCA to the assessment of "value for money"

    Blog Post

    Submitted: 05 April 2018

    This blog post highlights the FCA’s welcome move towards a more holistic approach to the assessment of the service and value provided by fund managers to investors.

  • Cryptocurrencies: Litigation and regulatory risk

    Article

    Submitted: 04 April 2018

    Bitcoin and other similar cryptocurrencies are facing increasing levels of regulatory, enforcement and litigation risk globally and in the UK.

  • Podcast 629: How should businesses prepare for GDPR? Marketing consents/other options

    Video Podcast

    Submitted: 03 April 2018

    The GDPR makes getting consent more difficult but do you always need consent for marketing? This podcast covers the marketing rules and the impact of the GDPR on them.

  • The Global LEI System and Other Unique Identifiers

    Article

    Last Reviewed: 31 March 2018 / Submitted: 10 February 2014

    An overview of the Global LEI System considering some of its practical implications for financial institutions and, in particular, its relationship to the reporting obligations under EMIR including Unique Transaction Identifiers and Unique Product Identifiers.

  • Blockchain and Anti-trust

    Article

    Submitted: 29 March 2018

    An overview of the main anti-trust challenges facing blockchain applications.

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