Christopher Gardner

Christopher Gardner

Dechert LLP

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Financial Services Quarterly Report - Third Quarter 2016: DIFC Funds: 2016 and Beyond

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a financial free-zone located in Dubai with its own established set of laws and regulations as well as a financial regulator and court system. Established in 2004, the DIFC...more

10/24/2016 - DFSA DIFC Dubai Financial Services Industry Free Trade Zone Fund Managers Investment Adviser Investment Funds Licensing Rules Qualified Investment Funds (QIFs) United Arab Emirates

UK Votes To Leave The EU: What Does it Mean for Asset Managers?

The voters have spoken. Britain will (absent any new deals) leave the EU. Under the EU Treaty, the exit process should take at least two years. During this two-year period, UK-based asset management entities, including...more

6/27/2016 - AIFM AIFS Asset Management EU Foreign Investment Member State MiFID II Referendum Votes UCITS UK UK Brexit

Your Guide to European Long-Term Investment Funds (ELTIFs)

Strengthening the European economy through sustainable growth and boosting long-term investment is currently at the forefront of the European Union’s (“EU”) economic agenda. This focus on sustainable growth is the key driver...more

5/31/2016 - EU Investment Funds Long-Term Investment Funds Regulatory Standards

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Third Quarter 2015: Letter from Amsterdam: Dechert and European Private Equity CFOs and COOs...

Dechert was again pleased to support the SuperReturn CFO/COO Forum, held in Amsterdam in September. Nearly 200 GPs, LPs and key individuals from the private equity and venture capital industry came together for three days of...more

10/14/2015 - AIFMD Asia Pacific BEPS CFOs COOs EU European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Financial Institutions OCIE OECD Private Equity Private Placements SEC Venture Capital

A UK home for private funds? HM Treasury consults on potential amendments to United Kingdom limited partnership legislation

HM Treasury has published a consultation paper setting out proposed reforms to UK limited partnerships law with a focus on private fund structures (the “Consultation Paper”). The consultation includes a draft legislative...more

8/19/2015 - Collective Investment Schemes HM Treasury Limited Partnerships Private Funds Proposed Amendments Tax Exemptions

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Fourth Quarter 2013: Leveling the Playing Field: Recent Developments in Benchmarks...

The individuals and entities responsible for setting financial market reference rates or, more broadly, financial benchmarks, have not historically been subject to extensive regulation. Recent misconduct by banks with regard...more

12/24/2013 - AIFM Banks Benchmarks Compliance EU European Commission European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Interest Rates IOSCO

An early gift from the Treasury and the results of our AIMFD Readiness Survey

Following implementation of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD or the Directive) into UK law in July 2013, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) advised UK firms in August 2013 to apply for...more

12/23/2013 - AIFMD Compliance Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) UK

Private Equity Newsletter - Autumn 2013 Edition: The Impact of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive on Private...

Much has been written about the impact of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the “AIFMD”) on the marketing and management of private equity and other alternative investment funds, but the impact of the AIFMD...more

10/16/2013 - AIFM AIFMD EU Private Equity

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Third Quarter 2013: European Fund Regulation – Just Like London Buses?

It is often said that you wait a considerable amount of time for a London bus to arrive, and then three turn up at once. If they are all going in the same direction, then (barring a breakdown) your choice should be...more

10/9/2013 - AIFM AIFMD EU UCITS UK

AIFMD Reporting Obligations – ESMA Issues Its Final Report

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published its long-awaited final report (the Report) on 1 October 2013, setting out detailed guidelines relating to (i) the reporting obligations under Articles 3(3)(d) and...more

10/8/2013 - AIFM AIFMD EEA EU European Commission European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

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