Thomas Bell and Jason Glover of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett explore the impact of regulatory changes, notably the European Union’s Directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers and the Dodd-Frank Act, on private fund managers. "Going forward private fund managers will continue to seek solutions to streamline their compliance operations to meet regulatory obligations more efficiently and cost-effectively."
The International Who’s Who of Private Funds Lawyers has brought together Fazil Hossenkhan of BLC Chambers, Brian McDermott of A&L Goodbody and Paul Scrivener of Solomon Harris to discuss types and levels of activity, the impact of regulatory changes and the current economic climate on this area, and key trends for the legal market for the year ahead.
Andrew Shoyer and Rajib Pal of Sidley Austin look at the impact of the appellate body's findings in regards to two WTO disputes. "The findings in DS412 and DS426 are important for global industries not only because of their direct implications for the design and implementation of government support for green energy, but also for their implications more broadly for 'buy local' requirements in government contracts."
Edward Borovikov and Bogdan Evtimov of Dentons look at the implications of Russia's membership of the WTO and the impact on its customs union with Belarus and Kazakhstan. "The effects of the developments in the Eurasian Customs Union upon its main trading partners, mostly WTO member countries, and the interplay of those developments with Russia’s WTO commitments and present and future WTO disputes involving Russia, are reminiscent of a multiplayer strategy computer game, where each player needs to think ahead, act on several different aspects and deploy multiple resources."
The International Who’s Who of Trade & Customs Lawyers has brought together Patricia López Aufranc of Marval O’Farrell & Mairal, Jean-François Bellis of Van Bael & Bellis, Steve Orava of King & Spalding, Amy Porges of the Law Offices of Amelia Porges and Eric Emerson of Steptoe & Johnson to discuss levels and types of work, emerging regions of interest, the impact of free trade agreements and changes in the legal market in their jurisdictions.
Georg Berrisch of Baker Botts explores the future impact of the EU anti-dumping and anti-subsidy law and policy, which is expected to be adopted by the end of 2013. "A rather controversial element of the modernisation package is the response to retaliation threats. China, in particular, is known for retaliating against companies who support EU anti-dumping investigation."
In an exclusive interview, Who's Who Legal speaks with Alexander Asamoah, head of legal at IFS Financial Services headquartered in Accra, about his role within the firm and the Ghanaian legal market. "The good firms are known and are selling themselves very well. There is also a surge of new, young, vibrant firms who are eager to make a good name for themselves."
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