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Best of the Law Firms – December 2018 edition

Welcome to the December 2018 edition of the Best of the Law Firms.  In this feature, we recommend some of the best recent articles and analyses authored by top investment management lawyers.  These articles offer a more comprehensive review of the issues that we address in our daily “Our Take” alerts.

As the year draws to a close, the law firms have something for everybody.  We have highlighted some great articles from Groom about the fiduciary role of broker-dealers, Eversheds Sutherland addressing Chief Compliance Officer liability, and Drinker Biddle concerning the SEC’s Share Class Disclosure Initiative.  We also offer some great work about the new ETF rule (Thompson Hine), opportunity zone funds (Dechert), cryptocurrency (Morgan Lewis) and M&A (DLA Piper).

Broker-Dealers as Fiduciaries After the DOL Rule Vacatur (Groom)

Guardians of the (Compliance) Galaxy: Lessons from SEC and FINRA Enforcement Actions Against Compliance Officers (Eversheds Sutherland)

The SEC SCSD Initiative – Lessons Learned To Date (Drinker Biddle)

SEC’s Proposed ETF Rule Removes Some Conditions Compared to Prior Exemptive Orders, But Adds Others (Thompson Hine)

IRS Issues Regulations Clarifying Opportunity Zones and Opportunity Funds (Dechert)

Policing the Wild West of Cryptocurrency (Morgan Lewis)

The SEC and Digital Assets—A Busy Year End (Perkins Coie)

English and US private equity real estate funds: key features (DLA Piper)

What New Bank Charters Mean For Fintech (Ropes & Gray)

Launching Alternative Funds in Europe: Easier Than You Think (Sadis)

Deal Points Study: Representations and Warranties Insurance Continues Its Significant Influence on M&A Deal Terms (Kramer Levin)

CFTC Proposes Broader Relief for Commodity Pool Operators (Schulte Roth & Zabel)

Delaware Enacts Amendments to LLC Act and Delaware General Corporation Law (Skadden)