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Regular insights into the private equity industry

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

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

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

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

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

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

European private equity holds its own in 2015

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

20 May 2016

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

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

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

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

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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