Ireland: The American connection

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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


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American legion

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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

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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

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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

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Deadlines coming for multinationals’ retirement plans and US taxpayers with foreign financial interests download subscription

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