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European regulator takes action on venture capital passporting fees

Under AIFMD, marketing a private equity or venture capital fund in the EU has either got somewhat easier, or considerably harder – depending on access to a marketing...

04 November 2016
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The AIFMD’s “third country passport”

The AIFMD’s “third country passport” may be available in some non-EU countries relatively soon, but questions remain on how to opt in and what happens to National Private...

30 September 2016
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Preparing for tougher global private equity regulation

To mark the milestone of the 700th edition of Private Equity Comment we welcome Michael Collins, Invest Europe’s Public Affairs Director as guest author.

09 September 2016
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Anti-bribery and corruption guide: Germany

An up to date guide to the anti-bribery and corruption policy in Germany.

01 August 2016

Keeping calm, and carrying on: reactions to Brexit outside the UK

A brief overview of reactions from Europe on the impact of Brexit on the private equity and venture capital industry

30 June 2016
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New German rules for debt funds and shareholder loans

Germany has introduced new rules on debt funds which will affect shareholder loans to Germany companies

BEPS and the impact on the consumer sector in Europe

BEPS and the impact on the consumer sector. How will the European Commission’s ambitious anti-tax avoidance package affect businesses?

08 March 2016

Venture capital in Europe

A pan-European funds-of-funds framework could boost capital available for investment in SMEs

19 February 2016
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CMA clears Whittan-Apex storage merger, despite high share of supply in relevant products

The CMA has decided not to refer Whittan Intermediate Limited's proposed acquisition of Apex Linvar Limited to a Phase II investigation.

11 February 2016

Blockchain: A New Frontier

Corporate partner Andrew Wingfield discusses the potential M&A activity in blockchain.

26 January 2016
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Companies could face liability for anti-competitive practices of independent contractors

ECJ Advocate General gives opinion recommending three stage test and rebuttable presumption of liability for anti-competitive acts of contractors.

10 December 2015
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German Minister of Economics reviews FCO’s objections against proposed merger of retail chains EDEKA and Tengelmann

The German Minister of Economics reviews the FCO’s objections to EDEKA’s proposed acquisition of Tengelmann and is to issue his final decision shortly.

03 December 2015
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