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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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Britain votes to leave the EU – what next for Private Equity?

Market uncertainty will now make the UK a very challenging environment for investors for some time – although no doubt there will be opportunities, especially for non-sterling denominated...

24 June 2016
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New liability risks for private equity investors?

A brief overview of the proposed new UK offence of "failure to prevent economic crime" and its potential impact on the private equity industry.

17 June 2016
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Main barriers to the cross-border distribution of investment products across the European Union

European Commission consultation launched - with regulatory requirements still very much impeding the flow of capital in Europe, this represents an opportune moment for market participants to voice...

10 June 2016
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ICSA – The Governance Institute issues consultation paper on the practice of minuting meetings

A consultation document, issued earlier this month, poses various questions for boards and offers a timely reminder of the need to keep a careful eye on these important...

03 June 2016
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Has fund managers' income reduced?

The King & Wood Mallesons 19th Annual seminar took place this week, including a look at the reduction in fund managers' fee income

27 May 2016
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European private equity holds its own in 2015

Invest Europe has released its annual report on Private Equity Activity for 2015

20 May 2016
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Should they stay or should they go?

King & Wood Mallesons surveyed 300 in-house counsel from listed companies in Germany, France, Spain and Italy to hear what they had to say about a potential Brexit

12 May 2016
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Working to promote Europe's start-ups

European Commission launches a public consultation with the laudable aim of improving the environment for early stage and fast growing businesses in the EU

06 May 2016
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Harmonised capital requirements for European pension funds remain off the agenda - for now

The European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority, has issued an opinion on risk assessment and transparency for occupational pension schemes

29 April 2016
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The increasing risks of unlimited liability

The recent decision in the US Sun Capital case highlights the increasing risks of investors limited liability not being respected

22 April 2016
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ESMA affirms support for its existing approach to remuneration rules for AIFMD firms

ESMA reaffirms its views on remuneration and proportionality, but some uncertainty remains.

15 April 2016
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