Legal & Regulatory Bulletin – Issue No. 26, Fall 2018

The regulatory environment continues to move at a fast pace. What was previously considered market practice has moved rapidly to become negotiable, an array of issues are likely to give rise to disputes in relation to private equity investments. Many entities doing business in the European Union have not only… Read More

Q3 2018 Global Private Capital Industry Statistics

EMPEA Members log in to receive exclusive access to the detailed report (PDF) and underlying data (Excel).    In the first three quarters of 2018, overall EM fundraising and investment totals increased 82 percent and 14 percent, respectively, compared to a year prior. Download the Industry Statistics to view… Read More

Legal & Regulatory Bulletin – Issue No. 24, Winter 2018

The year promises to be an active one for regulatory initiatives and the EMPEA Winter Bulletin focuses on positive as well as challenging developments including the impact of MiFID II in the UK on emerging market fund managers, recent shareholder and creditor pre-investment corporate restructuring limitations in Nigeria, the relaxation of licensing and registration for private, non-real estate investment funds and asset… Read More

Legal & Regulatory Bulletin – Issue No. 25, Spring 2018

  This Bulletin contains practical guidance for industry investors, managers, practitioners and policy makers. It provides a thoughtful analysis of why it’s critical to get the governance right at private companies, flags imminent changes to the Cayman Islands anti-money laundering (AML) regime, clarifies changes in the private fund environment in Brazil and… Read More

Getting Governance Right: Does the Law Matter?

Does Law Matter? Although that may be an odd question for a practicing lawyer to pose, it is a central question for legal academics and policy-makers – in all countries, and  across all fields of activity. How does any particular law affect the way people behave? Is it a force for good, or does… Read More

Cayman Islands: Changes to the AML Regime

The Cayman Islands has long had a robust anti-money laundering and combatting of terrorist financing regime (the AML Regime) aimed at ensuring that Cayman Islands financial service providers adopt appropriate procedures to safeguard against the commission of money laundering and/or terrorist financing offences. This article explores a number of significant changes to the regulatory framework… Read More

2018 Global Limited Partners Survey

Key findings from the 2018 Global Limited Partners Survey include: A higher proportion of respondents* plans to increase the dollar value of their commitments to EM PE than in any edition of the survey since 2014, suggesting cautious optimism may be in order for EM-focused fund managers. Read More

Investing in Online Platforms: Key Diligence Considerations

By Hayley Brady, Senior Associate and Clare Hubert, Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills Introduction Booking your latest holiday? Ordering a pizza? Selecting your new sofa? The chances are you will be using an online platform. The growth of online platforms, as part of the on-demand economy, is on a constant… Read More

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