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Despite shutdown, regulations and tax changes roll on in the US and EU

Friday, October 04, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Hedge fund managers, advisors, and attorneys will have a busy fourth quarter but not as much of that work will go into trading as you might think. New regulations and proposed tax changes going into effect on January 1, 2014 had the experts talking at this year's Alternative Assets Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Changes in both the US and EU are hitting different parts of the hedge fund business - a boon for lawyers, and almost no one else.

In July, when the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) came into force in the EU, it effectively spelled the end of private placements on the continent. Instead, EU regulators intend to move investment firms into the UCITS structure. These shifts are posing a bit of a learning curve for non-european firms that wish to market funds to europeans. LoPresti Law Group, Lemanik Asset Management, Ober & Beerens and Rothstein Kass announced at the summit that they have formed a working group that with reach between both the US and EU to help investment firms understand new compliance requirements under AIFMD and UCITS.

Rothstein Kass recently opened an office in Ireland to work with firms on new EU requirements. The two law firms included in the group - LoPresti which is based in New York and Ober & Beerens which is based in Luxembourg will work together on legal work for clients between both continents.

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