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The law firm advised on more than 150 secondaries transactions in 2019 with a value of $17.5bn, according to Secondaries Investor's annual law firm survey.
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Clarity on withholding tax issues for non-US investors means secondaries trades can now be conducted with greater ease, write Macfarlanes’ James McCredie and Florence Barnes.
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Four Kirkland & Ellis secondaries lawyers have been promoted to partner out of 15 across the investment funds team worldwide.
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The two law firms were the first- and second-most active in the secondaries market last year.
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The appointment is the latest in a series of hires over the last 18 months at the law firm giant.
Four lawyers – including three secondaries experts from Dentons, Debevoise & Plimpton and Kirkland & Ellis – discuss GP-led secondaries, ESG and the latest developments shaping private equity.
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GPs should be aware of right of first refusal clauses and PTP issues when processing transfer requests from LPs brought about by the covid-19 crisis.
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Individual portfolio companies may now need an injection of capital via secondaries processes, say lawyers from the legal firm.
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Secondaries dealmaking is particularly vulnerable due to the way portfolios are priced and the global nature of underlying portfolios.
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Law firm Stephenson Harwood's Gabriel Boghossian and Sarah de Ste Croix outline three points of contention and practical steps to ensure effective LPAC operations.
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