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Regs Watch: Brief Updates on Changes in Regulation for Private Equity

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

A journalists like me and lawyers have written ad nauseum, new and ever more regulations are in the pipeline for private equity and alternatives as a whole. Here we will hit on some of the cases of note and provide links to new guidance over the past month.

An Appreciation for Hedging Your Bets on Deferred Compensation

Under Section 457A of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (the “Code”), certain offshore and other entities are limited in their ability to provide tax-effective deferred compensation to providers of services to those entities - according to attorneys from Dechert.

National Labor Relations Board’s Threatened Expansion of Joint Employer Doctrine Would Increase Employment Law Risks for US Private Equity Firms

This article discusses some of the potential employment law liabilities that private equity firms can face, and offers some tips for avoiding liability when walking the fine line between prudent oversight and excessive entanglement in the day-to-day operations of portfolio companies.

Investing in Emerging Markets: Are You Managing Your Risks?

A number of emerging market countries rank high on corruption indices, are you managing operational, reputational and business risks? Dechert attorneys offer some tips.

China’s New Rules For Private Equity Aim For Self-Regulation

The China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) has issued rules governing the domestic private equity industry, giving more space for industry self-regulation, according to an official announcement.

Banks Push to Delay Rule on Investments

Banks are pressing U.S. policy makers for a multiyear delay of a rule requiring them to sell investments in private-equity and venture-capital funds, the latest industry push to scale back a central provision of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law.

Asset Managers Believe Performance is Still Number One Issue: Survey

A new survey from State Street shows that asset managers still consider performance to be a critical indicator along with compliance when it comes to evaluating alternative investment funds. - ValueWalk

Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations 2013 - disclosure and reporting requirements for Canadian fund managers

Canadian private equity fund managers may see changes in how they have to comply with UK law when doing business there

King Horton? Warren Buffet and BK Make Waves on Inversion

Warren Buffet, Tim Hortons, and Burger King are making waves with their latest deal announcement - a canadian inversion. Tax dodging inversion deals have made headlines in the US as more companies exploit a loophole allowing them to become internationally based companies, while maintaining all of their US profits and business. The $11.4 billion dollar deal will see BK get a new breakfast upgrade through Tim Hortons coffee and breakfast line.

This article was published in Opalesque's Private Equity Strategies our monthly research update on the global private equity landscape including all sectors and market caps.
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