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Investment Funds Update - Asia: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key jurisdictions in Asia: Hong Kong

Hong Kong – China Mutual Recognition Scheme (the “Scheme”) - An opportunity to market HK-domiciled and authorized funds to Mainland retail investors is starting to take shape. There is keen expectation that this Scheme will…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Opening the Market: An Update on Direct Investment into Listed Shares in Saudi Arabia

After years of speculation that the Saudi Stock Exchange (Saudi Tadawul) may be opening up for direct investment by foreigners into listed entities in Saudi Arabia, the Capital Market Authority of Saudi Arabia (CMA) published on…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and primary European fund domiciles: UK

Tax: HMRC Publishes Filing Dates for New AIFM Mechanism for Partnership Deferred Remuneration Arrangements - The Finance Act 2014 introduced a provision intended to help partnerships (including LLPs) that are AIFM…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Taxation

New Reporting Requirements Regarding Foreign Investment and Ownership

This article originally was published in the Winter 2015 Edition of the Dechert Private Equity Newsletter but has been updated to reflect recent guidance from the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Affairs (BEA) on…more
| Administrative Law, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

German Fund Taxation: A Roundup of Recent Developments

Germany’s fund taxation regime continues to evolve as the country further refines and reforms domestic tax laws that were subject to significant changes towards the end of 2013 – when Germany introduced new domestic tax rules…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law, Taxation

Three Top Considerations After Omnicare

In Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund, 575 U. S. ____ (2015), the Supreme Court clarified issuer liability under §11 of the Securities Act. Section 11 provides that issuers are liable…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Business Torts, Securities Law

The DOL Seeks an Ideal Balance in a Brave New World of “Investment Advice” Under ERISA

The U.S. Department of Labor (the “DOL”) on April 14, 2015 issued the long-awaited re-proposal (the “2015 Proposed Regulations”) of the regulations defining “investment advice” in connection with the “fiduciary” rules under the…more
| Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

A Phantom Menace for IPO Companies - US Tax Regulations Restrict the Use of Restricted Stock Units

Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code (“Section 162(m)”) provides for a $1 million dollar limitation on the amount of compensation paid to each of certain named executive officers that public companies may deduct in any…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law, Taxation

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and primary European fund domiciles: Ireland

AIF Rulebook Updated - The Central Bank has issued a new edition of the AIF Rulebook dated March 2015 and replacing that dated September 2014. Key changes reflected in the updated edition include provisions reflecting the…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

The Evolving U.S. Cybersecurity Landscape: What Firms Want to Know

Following a year of high-profile data breaches, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on January 13, 2015 that, for the second consecutive year, its Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE)…more
| Business Organizations, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Investment Funds Update - Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and primary European fund domiciles: Luxembourg

Luxembourg Fund Sector Continues to Grow - The CSSF press release 15/15 dated 26 March 2015 provides an overview of regulated UCIs at the end of February 2015 and confirms total assets under management of more than EUR…more
| Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Securities Law, Taxation

US Energy Excise Tax Proposed Legislative Changes

Federal excise taxes imposed on natural gas, propane and other alternative fuels can significantly add to their cost and can create a disincentive to their use compared with more traditional fuels such as diesel and gasoline,…more
| Elections & Politics, Energy & Utilities, Taxation

Crowdfunding: The Next Commercial Real Estate Frontier?

In a world where we buy groceries, book travel, and even date online, it should come as no surprise that online investment is becoming increasingly prevalent. The rapid shift towards an internet-centric world has made…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Securities Law, Real Estate - Commercial

A Borrower and a Lender Be: Irish Central Bank’s Loan Origination Fund Rules

There has been an increasing focus within Europe on alternatives to bank-based credit. Loan origination funds, which look to source loan assets for their investment portfolio by directly originating loans (rather than investing…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Whistleblowing - EAT Considers the "Public Interest" Test

In Chesterton Global Limited and anor v Nurmohamed the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) has considered for the first time the public interest test introduced into the UK’s whistleblowing legislation in 2013…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
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