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Private Funds 2019: Discussion

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Who’s Who Legal brings together Gilles Dusemon at Arendt & Medernach and Iain McMurdo at Maples and Calder to discuss issues facing private funds lawyers and their clients in the industry today.

European Union Cross-Border Fund Distribution Omnibus Proposals: A New Hope or Another Missed Opportunity?

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Phil Bartram, Travers Smith LLP In March 2018, the European Commission published legislative proposals for a new directive and regulation relating to the cross-border distribution of investment funds, now commonly known as the “Omnibus” proposals. This legislation will amend existing EU legislation governing investment funds, including AIFMD, the UCITS Directive and the EuSEF and EuVECA Regulations. 

Brexit - Planning for an Unknown Outcome

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Patricia Volhard, Debevoise & Plimpton Until quite recently, the private equity industry has been rather relaxed about Brexit and its potential impact on their operations. However, it has become necessary to think a bit harder about potential alternatives, now that a hard Brexit is suddenly a real option which will have an impact on each sector of the financial industry.

Responsible Investment: Time for Lawyers to Engage?

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Doug Bryden and John Buttanshaw, Travers Smith LLP (UK) Responsible investment, under its various guises, is nothing new. Certain elements have been scrutinised by the investor community and its advisers for some time. However, over recent years, the range of issues within the scope of responsible investment has grown exponentially. In addition to environmental and climate change risks, concerns relating to social impact, human rights, gender inequality and financial crime are now commonly considered. It is fair to say that the legal profession has at times seemed unsure of how, and even whether, to properly engage with this expanding area (or simply remain “deep” specialists in given constituent parts).

Environment 2018: Discussion

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Who’s Who Legal brings together Magnus Fröberg at Fröberg & Lundholm and Michael Gerrard at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer  to discuss issues facing environment lawyers and their clients in the industry today.

Practical Aspects of Using Trade Defence Instruments in Ukraine

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Olena Omelchenko, Ilyashev & Partners Many countries are now widely using anti-dumping, anti-subsidy and safeguard investigations and measures to defend their trade interests. Ukraine is no exception. Ten years of WTO membership have given Ukraine a valuable opportunity to sharpen its skills in practical application of the trade defence instruments, although transparency and simplification of investigation procedures remain an issue. 

Corporate Tax Review

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Igor Nascimento de Souza, Madrona Advogados

Brazil Patent Updates

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Ana Paula Jardim, Luiz Leonardos, and Gustavo Leonardos, Luiz Leonardos Intellectual Property This article highlights the recent efforts taken by the Brazilian Patent and Trademark Office to tackle the backlog of patent applications pending examination throughout the country.

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