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Leaving the Contractual Term “Voting Power” Undefined Could Be Risky Business
  • Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
  • USA
  • October 20 2017

What does the contractual term “voting power” mean? Does it refer only to the power to elect corporate directors, or does it refer to the power to

Regulators worldwide increasingly scrutinizing initial coin offerings
  • Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
  • Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, USA
  • October 12 2017

Recent announcements and other actions by financial regulators around the world signal growing regulatory concern over the rapid growth of initial

B.C. Securities Commission Announces First Registration of Investment Fund Manager Dedicated to Cryptocurrency Investments
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • October 11 2017

On September 6, 2017, the British Columbia Securities Commission (“BCSC”) announced the first registration of an investment fund manager in Canada

Recent Cases Shed Light on Retirement Plan Excessive Fee Litigation
  • Nexsen Pruet
  • USA
  • October 11 2017

As we approach the end of the year, 2017 is turning out to be significant in the ever-evolving world of litigation over 401(k) plan fees. Since 2006

Cryptocurrencies and ICOs - the new legal challenges
  • Hall & Wilcox
  • Australia, USA
  • October 10 2017

2017 has seen cryptocurrencies continue to grow in popularity throughout Australia and the world. The rapid increase in value of Bitcoin and Ether

Regulatory and Investment Tax Law Changes Create Opportunities for Marketing Funds to the German Institutional Market
  • Dechert LLP
  • Germany
  • October 9 2017

Germany is the largest inbound market for alternative and traditional fund investments by institutional investors in the European Union. German

CSSF Publishes FAQs on PRIIPs
  • Dechert LLP
  • Luxembourg
  • October 9 2017

The PRIIPs Regulation will enter into effect on 1 January 2018. Asset managers and funds, if they have not already done so, should promptly undertake

Establishing a European ETF
  • Dechert LLP
  • European Union
  • October 9 2017

An exchange traded fund (ETF) is an investment fund that is structured to allow intra-day trading of its shares on a stock exchange using real time

Managing potential conflicts of interest in investment funds
  • Lavery de Billy LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • October 6 2017

The high level of information asymmetry between investment fund managers and their investors1 can give rise to significant conflicts of interest which

Investment Funds Update: PRIIPs and Funds - What You Need to Know
  • Mason Hayes & Curran
  • Ireland
  • October 5 2017

From 1 January 2018, Key Information Documents (KIDs) will be required when a 'Packaged Retail and Insurance-Based Investment Product' (PRIIP) is