Private Equity Legal Update – May 2012

Areas under consideration in this white paper include:

Case Watch

  • Interpretation of pre-emption rights on transfer
  • Duties of ex-directors under the Companies Act 2006
  • Creation of a guarantee by email chain
  • Court of Appeal confirms ruling on "best endeavours" and "all reasonable endeavours" clauses

Private Equity

  • Good practice reporting by portfolio companies

Regulatory and Compliance

  • FSA fines J.P. Morgan executive for improper disclosure
  • Anti-bribery and corruption - are you doing enough?
  • HM Treasury discussion paper on the implementation of the AIFM Directive
  • FSA policy statement on the client money and assets resolution pack


  • Avoiding an Abu Qatada situation - our top 10 drafting tips


  • Simplifying the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme
  • Environment Agency consolidated guidance on the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme


  • Withholding tax on interest - possible restrictions on quoted Eurobond exemption


  • UK competition law reform - what does it mean for business?