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QFC funds update: the QFCRA’s new regime for collective investment schemes

Qatar - January 27 2011 The new year has witnessed the introduction of significant revisions to the regulatory regime for collective investment schemes operating in or from the Qatar Financial Centre (the QFC).

Janice M. Schneider, Barton B. Clark, Scott P. Klein, Oliver J. Simpson, Craig A. Stoehr.

DIFC funds update: the DFSA’s new regime for collective investment funds

United Arab Emirates - August 31 2010 This summer has seen the most significant reforms yet to the regulatory framework for collective investment funds in the Dubai International Financial Centre (the DIFC) since the introduction of the DIFC's funds regime in 2006.

Barton B. Clark, Scott P. Klein, Kai Schneider, Oliver J. Simpson.

Financial services regulation bill will require most sponsors of private equity, real estate and hedge funds to register as investment advisers

USA - July 15 2010 On July 15, 2010, the US Senate approved the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

Barton B. Clark, Scott P. Klein, Brynn D. Peltz, Nadia S. Sager, Andrea J. Schwartzman.

The long-arm of the US: updates on the potential reach of US private fund regulation across the Atlantic

USA - October 8 2010 Recent regulatory reform legislation and rulemaking in the US portend sweeping revisions to the overall US regulation of financial services, including private fund sponsors.

David W. Sparrow.

SEC adopts rule to prohibit “pay to play” practices

USA - July 21 2010 On June 30, 2010, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved new Rule 206(4)-5 (Rule) under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, as amended (Advisers Act).

Matthew J. Chase, Michael Chiswick-Patterson, Andrea J. Schwartzman.