Marketing a non-EEA domiciled fund to professional investors

Most of our readers will be aware that, from 1 January 2021, non-EEA domiciled fund structures do not benefit from any EU Marketing Passport under the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (“AIFMD”). How are firms responding to this? We are seeing a jurisdiction-by-jurisdiction approach being adopted by most of our clients, who are looking to…

GDPR: 8 top tips for your M&A deal

This month we focus on the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), and provide 8 top tips to mitigate its impact on M&A transactions. The GDPR comes into force on 25 May 2018, imposing stricter controls in relation to the personal data of EU citizens, broad territorial application and significant penalties for breach. The UK…

Brexit: Plus ça change for UK alternative fund managers?

The full impact of Brexit for the alternative funds sector will not be known for some time. But in this article we argue that UK, EU and non-EU alternative fund managers are unlikely to be significantly adversely affected and that even in a worst case scenario there will be relatively straightforward work-arounds. Managers are understandably…

Brexit: It’s not me; it’s EU

The UK goes to the polls on its EU membership in just over three weeks. If Brexit happens, what can the private equity industry expect? The situation today The UK private equity industry is the largest in Europe and an important component of the UK’s financial services sector. Like banks and other asset managers, most…

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