Special report: Funds – Social climbers

4-Aug-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Entries for this year’s Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year saw innovative structures and many firsts for good causes


Special report: Offshore - The Cayman Islands

21-Jul-2014 | By Joanne Harris

The Cayman Islands dominates the offshore world, but can it maintain its leading position? 


Ireland: Coming back strong

23-Jun-2014 | By Jonathan Ames

Property prices are rising again and this time Ireland’s lawyers are confident it is no bubble, while talk of an early wind-up for Nama hints at austerity’s end


Ireland: The American connection

20-Jan-2014 | By Joanne Harris

Inward investment to Ireland is rising, just the tonic for its law firms


Funds: AIFMD is go

12-Aug-2013 | By Joanne Harris

The alternative investment fund managers directive has arrived and co-operation agreements shaken hands on. Now comes tricky implementation 

Phil Bartram

Private first class

24-Jun-2013 | By Husnara Begum

Who are the top private equity lawyers rated by clients and lawyers, and what are the secrets of their mysterious art? The Lawyer can reveal all


Roundtable: The Lawyer Awards shortlist – Funderstorm


Representatives of The Lawyer Awards Funds Team of the Year shortlist gathered in London recently to debate the hottest topics in the sector

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American legion

4-Feb-2013 | By Joanne Harris

The private equity funds market in London has been raided and invaded by US firms of late, so what has been the impact?


Island of calm on a storm-lashed continent

26-Nov-2012 | By Lucy Burton

Lawyers gathered in London last week to hear why Luxembourg offers such big potential for investors. In association with Wildgen

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Alternative views

13-Aug-2012 | By Joanne Harris

There is less than a year to go before the alternative investment fund directive comes into force. Here are the salient points still to be discussed

Peter Astleford

Funds and games

16 January 2012

Regulation from the EU is just one of several concerns for the funds industry, according to in-house and private practice lawyers

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Friendly giants

15 August 2011

Sovereign wealth funds’ investments are based not on politics but sound economic factors, say Dale Gabbert and Olivier s’Jacob

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Investor muscle

15 August 2011

Fund arrangements are being forced to become more flexible as the investors start to call the shots, says Bridget Barker

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Are we having funds yet?

17 January 2011

The UK has struggled to make its mark in the competitive world of Ucits funds. Stuart Martin argues the case for the jurisdiction

Bridget Barker

Hedge fund managers’ unhappiness postponed along with AIFM directive

29 March 2010 | By Gavriel Hollander

EU investment restrictions and tough regulations are only a matter of time.

John Mcfall

Slammed hedge funds shun code to await make-or-break EU directive

26 October 2009

They’ve been blamed for the financial crisis, but hedge funds now face their biggest challenge. By Kit Chellel

Funds News

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Funds boutique MJ Hudson launches in Hong Kong amidst three-strong promos round

28-Aug-2014 | By Natalie Stanton

Asset management and funds boutique MJ Hudson has launched in Hong Kong, creating the firm’s third office alongside London and Jersey.

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Corporate News


Magic circle PE fighting talk

18-Sep-2014 | By Kate Beioley

Last week Ropes & Gray chief Mike Goetz said UK firms needed to be worried about their private equity finance “vulnerability”. Now the magic circle is hitting back.

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Corporate Analysis

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Italy: Diversity strategy

15-Sep-2014 | By Natasha Bernal

Italian M&A activity has hit a rough patch, forcing law firms to look for alternative sources of revenue

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