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House of Lords Brexit report identifies key challenges and opportunities for UK competition and State aid law

On 2 February 2018, the House of Lords Brexit Committee published its findings on competition and State aid. Although the report provides few, if any, new insights, it does represent...

Written on 5 Feb 2018


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Unexplained Wealth Orders: the government’s new tool against McMafia?

The new unexplained wealth order (UWO) regime came into force on 31 January 2018, and on 1 February 2018, the government published Circular 003/2018 to, “raise awareness and a basic...

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Court of Appeal applies new Macris test for whether FCA notice identifies an individual

On 31 January 2018, the Court of Appeal applied, for the first time, the Supreme Court’s new test to determine whether third parties are “identified” in FCA notices for the...

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Private equity and venture capital in Italy

In 2017, the Italian private equity and venture capital market continued the trends of 2016 and 2015, although final figures are not yet available. Interestingly, to a certain extent, we...

Written on 2 Feb 2018


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Brexit Business Brief newsletter | “It isn’t really a negotiation”

Welcome to the latest Brexit Business Brief, our regular newsletter looking at Brexit developments in a legal and business context. To receive this by email please register your interest in...

Written on 2 Feb 2018


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Private equity and venture capital in Spain

Current market trends In general terms, the Spanish private equity and venture capital market has grown considerably in 2017, due to the country’s solid economic growth. There has been a...

Written on 2 Feb 2018


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Private equity and venture capital in the USA

When considering the state of the global VC market, we often use the US as a benchmark (or perhaps the most active market) in order to provide an indication of...

Written on 1 Feb 2018


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Private equity and venture capital in India

2017 has been one of the biggest years for venture capital and private equity investments in India with total investment value in 2017 surpassing investment values in 2016 and 2015....

Written on 1 Feb 2018


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Private equity and venture capital in the UK

Current market trends By a number of measures, private equity transactions hit a post-financial crisis high in the UK in 2017.  An abundance of dry powder and more relaxed debt...

Written on 1 Feb 2018


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