Legal & Regulatory Bulletin – Issue No. 20, Winter 2017


The Bulletin features contributions from lawyers and private equity executives based in Bogota, Dubai, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Tokyo on legal, regulatory and market matters. The variety of the content reflects EMPEA’s global footprint.

In this Bulletin our contributors present:

Private Equity in Vietnam: a reflection on the Vietnamese private equity market over the last decade. The contributors, a seasoned lawyer and a private equity firm owner, have both lived in the country for more than 20 years observing its evolution from a command to a quasi-market economy with a maturing private equity market and changing laws and regulations.

Private Equity in Colombia: an overview of the Colombian private equity market over the last decade with a focus on the development of the domestic fund management community and the role of local institutional investors.

Recent Amendments to the exemptions for foreign funds making private placements in the United Arab Emirates: an overview and analysis of fund formation and fundraising issues in the United Arab Emirates.

Merger and acquisitions strategy and the use of the auction process: an analysis of M&A strategy and the pros and cons of divesting portfolio investments via an auction process.