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Intertrust launches Ironstone Directors

The boutique service provider offers independent directorship services and governance solutions to fund managers

DAC6: what it means for LPs

Natalie Psaila, counsel in the London Tax Group at Hogan Lovells, details the circumstances in which the DAC6 rules are most likely to be relevant to investors in private equity funds

Tully Rinckey hires Dublin partner

Malachy Kearney joins from Irish law firm Beauchamps, where he was head of investment funds

Comment: Can public subsidy and private equity co-exist?

Covid-19 has thrown the industry into an unwanted spotlight - and now the taxman cometh

Apex purchases FundRock

FundRock is an independent UCITS ManCo and AIFM and claims to be the largest third-party manager of UCITS funds in Luxembourg

MJ Hudson buys Bridge Group

The fund admin offers regs compliance, domiciliation and risk services as well as super ManCo services to UCITS and AIFMs

WATCH: No place like home: finding the right fund domicile

Predictability, reliability and quality are key components, according to our expert panel

5 minutes with… Nicholas d’Adhemar, Apperio

The CEO and founder discusses why he created the platform, the ways in which Apperio assists PE CFOs/COOs and what’s next in terms of expansion

Throgmorton expands into Australia

The firm now offers is its tax compliance, accounting, HR, payroll and company secretarial services in Australia via offices in Sydney and Melbourne

Private equity’s return to work

Taylor Wessing partners Emma Danks and Helen Farr outline the key litigation risks of returning to the office

MJ Hudson’s Shameli joins Reed Smith

His practice includes advising fund managers on structuring, establishing and operating private investment funds, co-investment funds and carried interest, on an international scale

5 minutes with…Tuomas Saarinen, Apollonian

We caught up with independent valuation provider Apollonian’s co-founder and chair Tuomas Saarinen to find out how the company came about and the importance of valuing intangible assets.

Ocorian acquires Newgate Compliance

The deal furthers Ocorian's service offering to asset managers operating in the regulated UK market.

LemonTree creates advisory board

Mahmoud Warriah is advisor for accounting and Toby Norfolk-Thompson is advisor for banking and tax

Wheelhouse appoints non-exec chair to leadership team

Mark Humphries said he was attracted to the role because of the deep subject matter expertise the firm operates in

Rochford launches in the UK

Treasury management provider Rochford Capital expands from Australian roots to the UK

KPMG Luxembourg names new sector leads

Chrystelle Veeckmans is head of asset management and Christophe Diricks is head of alternative investments

Lysak joins Simpson Thacher

He joins from Clifford Chance, where he had been a partner in the firm’s financial regulatory group since 2017

Comment: Cross-border marketing of funds

Richard Small, partner of Addleshaw Goddard, deciphers increasing complexities around crossborder marketing rules

Murano launches consultancy division

Murano Consulting offers competitor analysis, investment strategy audits and other bespoke client services

McGuireWoods names Mayhew as London partner

She joins from DLA Piper, where she was a senior finance lawyer

A true alternative

From alternative law firm to publicly listed full-suite asset management consultancy, MJ Hudson has had an outstanding decade

Exclusive: InCloudCounsel opens in Hong Kong

Founder and CEO Troy Pospisil said expansion was driven by responding to global clients' needs

Simon Witney joins Travers Smith

He joins from Debevoise & Plimpton where he has been special counsel since 2017

Comment: Compliance and ESG - Overhead or value-driver?

The crisis will likely bring about more stringent financial and environmental regulations; cutting compliance and ESG resources could bear greater costs, warns Robin Lööf and Edoardo Troina at Debevoise & Plimpton

Comment: Navigating capital calls

Lydia Danon and Shelley Drenth of law firm Cooke, Young and Keidan, outline practical steps PE firms ought to be taking to mitigate potential capital call conflicts

UK GPs spend $8.6m on legals annually

A new report has revealed how much private equity firms are spending on external legal counsel

Private Equity Service Provider Awards: Shortlist Announced

Announcing the finalists for the 2020 Private Equity Service Provider Awards

Duff & Phelps launches Ireland Super ManCo

The Super ManCo will provide fully-fledged and flexible management company solutions for all investment strategies

Comment: PE & ESG… It’s time to look at your technology providers

George Ralph, managing director of RFA believes service providers are next in line for communicating their ESG credentials

Carbone joins DLA

He joins as a partner in the firm’s London corporate practice

Carey Olsen promotes two in corporate team

Michelle Falcucci and Nick Ghazi have been promoted to senior associates in the firm’s Bermuda and Jersey offices, respectively

LIBOR limbo

While it might seem as though there’s plenty of time for managing the transition, if left too late, GPs will have to accept whatever replacement rate they’re given

Steadying the ship

Can a solid operating platform provide much needed certainty in an increasingly uncertain world?

Post Brexit rules come to light

The FCA announced replacement rules for investment firms, namely a new prudential regime that may hit PE houses

ACA Compliance secures $40m investment

Led by Starr Investment Holdings, the investor group bought a controlling interest in ACA in 2018

LP expert Graye joins forces with qashqade

LP expert and industry advocate Lorelei Graye joins qashqade’s executive advisory

5 minutes with… Matthew Crisp, Wheelhouse

The CEO of Wheelhouse Advisors discusses the firm’s spinout from ACA Compliance and the key tax, regulatory and compliance developments PE firms need to be aware of

Apperio expands into US

The legal technology provider is initially targeting corporate enterprises with $5m or greater legal spend and PE firms

Comment: A decade of fund finance in Luxembourg

More competition plus an increasingly complex regulatory environment requires greater sophistication and specific LPA provisions, writes Wildgen's Michael Mbayi

Special sauce

The Drawdown caught up with some of the UK's leading special situations investors to find out how they've been reacting to the crisis

5 minutes with… Frances McLeod, Forensic Risk Alliance

The founding partner of FRA discusses setting up the business and what it entails, reasons for having a PE investor and challenges to come post Covid-19

Debevoise opens Luxembourg office

It will assist PE clients with establishing funds and related regulatory matters

Majority of fund managers expect significant Q1 NAV decrease

35.6% of respondents anticipate NAV reductions between 6% and 10%, while 17.8% expect a decrease of between 16% and 20%

Rising LPA amendments

With most GPs needing greater flexibility and more liquidity, there has been a surge in LPA amendments

Alabaster joins Ropes & Gray

He joins from Linklaters where he was a partner for six years.

LGL makes double hire

Stephen McKenna is head of debt, while Zena Couppey has been named chief commercial officer

5 minutes with… Eve Ellis, Ropes & Gray

Financial services regulation specialist Eve Ellis outlines steps GPs need to take to maintain compliance, what regulators expect and key regulatory developments for 2020

DWF hires EY’s Gee to corporate practice

He will offer a full service to fund managers and clients including regulatory advice and transactions

More fund finance, secondaries, comms and PR

MJ Hudson's top predictions of trends expected to emerge following the crisis, including new forms of fund finance, recovering secondaries dealflow and better comms

Harrison joins DWF’s fund finance practice

He joins from law firm CMS, where he was a partner in the firm’s finance group for eight years and focused on debt finance

Comment: Private equity lawyers: The new investment bankers?

Ann-Marie Goodbody and Seamus Hoar of Major, Lindsey & Africa discuss the war on PE talent in the legal market

Reed Smith hires Hogan Lovells’ Gelpi

Baptiste worked at Hogan Lovells for 20 years and headed up the firm’s French debt capital markets practice

WFH best practice: Emergency response phase

Nick Murphy from consultancy 3LDC outlines the do's and don'ts for the first phase of working from home

Luxembourg adapts to temporary substance requirements

The jurisdiction enacted emergency legislation to protect investment funds and companies against the global pandemic

MJ Hudson acquires Meyler

US-based Meyler specialises in marketing services and analytics for alternative assets

Linklaters’ Wheater joins Debevoise

She joins as international counsel and member of the tax and private equity groups in London

Guernsey and Jersey adjust substance requirements

Guernsey and Jersey have collectively adjusted their requirements for economic substance amid the outbreak of Covid-19, to help reduce the spread of the virus

5 minutes with… Troy Pospisil, InCloudCounsel

InCloudCounsel founder and CEO Troy Pospisil discusses the advantages of digitising legal contracts

Covid-19 and private equity

Everything private equity operational functions need to consider in the face of the global pandemic