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Global Private Equity Watch Blog

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The Perils of Failing to Define “Voting Power” in a Change of Control Clause

USA - December 13 2017 Socrates has been credited with the observation that "the beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms." Whether Socrates ever actually said that…

So You Think You Know What a “Definitive” Agreement Is?

USA - November 27 2017 Private equity deal professionals frequently enter into indications of interest, term sheets, letters of intent, and other preliminary agreements as…

Closing the Door on “Broken Windows” - What Does It Mean for Private Fund Sponsors?

USA - November 14 2017 Recent speeches by SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar and SEC Division of Enforcement Co-Directors Stephanie Avakian and Steven Peikin indicate that the…

New EU Privacy Laws That May Impact US Private Fund Sponsors

European Union, USA - October 31 2017 As many will by now be aware, a major new data privacy law - the “General Data Protection Regulation” (“GDPR”) will come into force in May 2018…

Mutatis Mutandis, “What a Wonderful Phrase”

USA - October 23 2017 I suspect that there are few private equity deal professionals or their counsel that are unfamiliar with the beginning lyrics to Elton John and Tim…

Leveraged Finance Market Updates - LIBOR and Leveraged Lending Regulatory Guidelines

USA - October 20 2017 A follow-up to our client alert “The Transition from LIBOR and the Syndicated Loan Market’s Initial Reaction” dated September 12, 2017…

The Transition From LIBOR and the Syndicated Loan Market’s Initial Reaction

USA - September 12 2017 As has been widely communicated, on July 27, 2017, Andrew Bailey, the Chief Executive Officer of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority…

Making Sure Your “Choice-of-Law” Clause Chooses all of the Laws of the Chosen Jurisdiction

USA - September 5 2017 In a 2016 post to Weil's Private Equity Insights blog it was suggested that deal professionals and their counsel should not only "choose governing…

Amendments to Form ADV to Become Effective October 1, 2017

USA - August 28 2017 We would like to remind private fund sponsors that in August 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments to Form ADV that (i)…

A Real Beating or a Written Agreement—A Good Reminder that Oral Agreements Can be Binding

United Kingdom, USA - August 21 2017 There was a time when written agreements were the exception rather than the rule. Today, however, most significant contractual arrangements are…