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Asia Pacific Private Equity 2010 Fund Terms Survey

April 12, 2011
The rapid and continuing growth of private equity in the Asia Pacific region has heightened interest in private equity fund terms among investors (“limited partners” or “LPs”) comparing potential funds… Read More

China’s National Regulatory Framework for RMB Funds Taking Shape

April 1, 2011
Many GPs are drawn to the idea of forming an RMB fund. LPs looking for RMB exposure or an uncorrelated growth capital investment may also be attracted to RMB funds.… Read More

SEC Staff Indicates That the Commission Is Likely to Extend Key Dodd-Frank Adviser Compliance Dates Until First Quarter of 2012

April 1, 2011
On 8 April 2011, the SEC Division of Investment Management advised the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) that the Commission is considering extending the registration and compliance deadline until… Read More

EMPEA Insight: Russia (April 2011)

April 1, 2011
Market participants assert that global impressions of Russia are not aligned with reality and that local opportunities are far better and risks more manageable than investors imagine. This perception arbitrage… Read More

EMPEA Insight: North Africa (April 2011)

April 1, 2011
While it is too soon to speculate about the potential long-term consequences of the unrest unfolding across North Africa, EMPEA’s members are expressing confidence that this chain of events will… Read More

Foreign Investment in Strategic Industries: First Set of Amendments

March 28, 2011
In April 2008, Russia implemented a law to regulate foreign investment into sectors of national strategic importance. After two years of implementation, it has become apparent that the law imposes… Read More

NDRC Notice Regarding RMB Funds Provides Guidance on the Regulation of China’s Domestic Private Equity Industry

March 1, 2011
The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) of China issued a Notice on Further Regulating the Development and Filings of Equity Investment Enterprises in Pilot Areas on 31 January 2011.… Read More

Legal & Regulatory Bulletin – Issue No. 1, Winter 2010-2011

January 25, 2011
In this issue AIFM Directive (EUROPEAN UNION) The Missing Link – AIFMD and Third Countries SJ Berwin European Regulation of Fund Managers: AIFM Directive Agreed and Adopted Shearman & Sterling… Read More

Shanghai’s Official Launch of QFLP Pilot Program

January 24, 2011
In January 2011, Shanghai launched the Pilot Program of Foreign-Invested Equity Investment Enterprises (the QFLP Program), an important step in the Chinese government's effort to gradually loosen restrictions on offshore… Read More

New Rules Extend Opportunities for Foreign Private Equity in Shanghai

January 19, 2011
In late December 2010, Shanghai authorities issued comprehensive regulations that clarify how foreign PE fund managers and investors can participate under the pilot QFLP (Qualified Foreign Limited Partner) program first… Read More

The Missing Link – AIFMD and Third Countries

January 14, 2011
On November 11, 2010 the European Parliament and Commission approved the Belgian Presidency's proposed AIFM Directive.  The Directive should come into force by mid-2011 and Member States will be required… Read More

RMB Funds: An Updated Legal and Tax Wish List

January 1, 2011
Over the course of the past year China has introduced several noteworthy regulatory changes concerning RMB funds. Weil's commentary summarizes these developments, addresses ongoing impediments to the further development of… Read More

EM PE Review – Volume VI, Issue 4

December 21, 2010
In this issue Articles Exit via IPO in China (Ergo Study Excerpt) Inside Perspectives: An Interview with Baring Private Equity Asia’s Jean Eric Salata Regulatory Update (AIFM Directive) The Impact… Read More

The Impact of the Dodd-Frank Act on Investment Adviser Registration in the U.S.

December 20, 2010
The following is a summary of key issues discussed during an EMPEA Webcast held 17 November with Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Approximately 140 people located in 25 different countries… Read More

Regulatory Update (AIFM Directive)

December 20, 2010
After eighteen months of debate, the European Parliament approved the text of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) on 11 November 2010. The consensus view is that the regulations… Read More