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A Legal and Commercial Checklist for Bankable Solar EPC Contracts: A Developer’s Guide

Large-scale solar development is big business, and solar EPC Contracts are big business by association. In Q2 2017, the U.S. solar market installed 2,387 MWdc, an 8% increase year-over-year, and the largest second quarter...more

Financial Services Quarterly Report - Third Quarter 2016: Managing the Compliance Aspects of Private Equity Investments

by Dechert LLP on

International business transactions can be subject to intense scrutiny due to the broad scope of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and the UK Bribery Act, in addition to other similar anti-corruption measures...more

Navigating FCPA Risks in Global Private Equity Ventures

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

In light of the global nature of the private equity industry, minimizing Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) risks is an important consideration for private equity firms and their portfolio companies. ...more

Managing Litigation Risk: Critical Questions for Private Equity Professionals Serving on Portfolio Company Boards

Private equity funds, and individuals affiliated with fund sponsors, are increasingly being named as defendants in lawsuits involving their portfolio companies. This litigation risk arises most frequently where a fund...more

Key Provisions of the Volcker Rule Final Regulations for Non-US Banking Entities

by White & Case LLP on

The five US financial agencies (“Agencies”) have approved jointly prepared final regulations (“Final Rules”) to implement the prohibitions on engaging in proprietary trading and investment in or sponsorship of a private...more

Summary of the Volcker Rule

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

On December 10, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Commodity...more

Inside M&A - Summer 2013

by McDermott Will & Emery on

A Closer Look at Leveraged Dividend Recapitalizations - With merger and acquisition activity down over the course of 2012 into 2013, and a weak market for initial public offerings (IPOs), many private equity firms have...more

Operational Regulatory Risks Facing Private Equity Firms

by Reed Smith on

If you work in the private equity world, you probably know that you are already exposed to a variety of regulatory risks and obligations that can have a significant impact on your firm’s operations and financial rate of...more

SEC Announces 2013 Examination Priorities for the Investment Management Industry

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

The SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) has published its list and discussion of examination priorities for the investment management industry in 2013, which includes both market-wide initiatives...more

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