Legal & Regulation

IRELAND FUND SERVICES

Ireland Fund Services in Focus - Foreword

Ireland Fund Services in Focus - Foreword

With the profound impacts of Covid-19 continuing to reverberate around the world, it is notable how robust the funds industry has been during the last six months. In Ireland, like elsewhere, significant redemptions were registered in March as investors sought to reduce risk and increase liquidity.

PRIVATE FUNDS

Private funds on the Irish horizon

Private funds on the Irish horizon

The Irish funds industry may have some catching up to do in the private funds space, but as the government gears up to introduce a refreshed Investment Limited Partnerships Act, the jurisdiction is expected to see an influx of managers from the UK, the US and further afield choosing to set up their private funds in Ireland.

LEGAL & REGULATION

Ninety eight per cent of US private equity groups expect external legal spend to fall in 2020

Ninety eight per cent of US private equity groups expect external legal spend to fall in 2020

US private equity groups spent an average USD353,000 on external legal counsel per acquisition when prosecuting deals in 2019, according to research released by Apperio, a London-based specialist legal spend management platform. In the UK, the figure was slightly lower at USD253,000. 

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The force of force majeure in a pandemic world

The force of force majeure in a pandemic world

By Susana Garcia-Robles, Venture Partner, Capria Ventures – Face masks and frequent hand-washing are the new routine. But how can a company be safer in the new normal? “Good contractual hygiene,” says Joe Wallin, principal at Seattle-based Carney Badley Spellman. In particular, companies should be sure to understand – and where possible, standardise – force majeure language across all their legal contracts.

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A sign of things to come? Force majeure and material adverse change in the era of Covid-19

A sign of things to come? Force majeure and material adverse change in the era of Covid-19

By Deborah Ruff, Head of US & International Arbitration, Julia Kalinina Belcher, Counsel, and Charles H Golsong, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP – On 22 May 2020, the Tribunal de Commerce of Paris ordered the insurance giant AXA France IARD SA to pay Maison Rostang, a Michelin-starred Parisian restaurant, EUR 45,000 for two months’ worth of revenue lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A simple case of Covid-19 losses? Not quite.

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Private equity firms feel pressure to scrutinise legal spend more closely as M&A and fundraising declines, says new Apperio study

Private equity firms feel pressure to scrutinise legal spend more closely as M&A and fundraising declines, says new Apperio study

Private Equity (PE) firms in the US and UK spend many millions of dollars on legal services annually, but they are scrutinising their external legal spend like never before, according to a new Apperio research study entitled “Rocketing Scrutiny, Eroding Trust – The Changing PE Legal Spend Landscape.”