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Best of the Law Firms – June 2019 edition

Welcome to the June 2019 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.

The law firms continue to offer up some great articles for the investment management industry. We have included several year-end litigation and trend reviews from Morgan Lewis, Stradley Ronon, and Willkie Farr. We also like the analyses of new products including interval funds (Ropes & Gray), opportunity zone funds (K&L Gates), cannabis (Kramer Levin), and litigation finance (Schulte Roth). There are some other great pieces of work about hedge fund seeding (Seward & Kissel) and DoL investigations (Groom).

2018 Year in Review: Select SEC and FINRA Developments And Enforcement Cases (Morgan Lewis)
SEC Enforcement Developments of Note for Mutual Funds and Their Advisers: The Year in Review and a Look Ahead (Stradley Ronon)
SEC Enforcement Against Private Equity Firms in 2018: Year in Review (Willkie Farr & Gallagher)
Opportunity Zone Funds: Key Considerations for Private Fund Managers—Part 1 (K&L Gates)
Pitfalls To Avoid As Cannabis M&A Takes Off (Kramer Levin)
Credit Funds: 1940 Act Interval Funds (podcast) (Ropes & Gray)
What a fund manager should know about entering the litigation finance industry (Schulte Roth & Zabel)
Seed Transaction Deal Points (Seward & Kissel)
Mutual Fund Performance Fees: Perspectives After More Than 40 Years (Dechert)
US v. Connolly and the potential pitfalls of cooperation in internal investigations (DLA Piper)
SEC Approves First Nontransparent, Actively Managed ETFs (DrinkerBiddle)
What Is a DOL Adviser Investigation Like? (Groom)
Something Familiar, Something New: OFAC’s Compliance Program Framework (Paul Hastings)
Compliance Officers Should be Shaking in Their Boots (Eversheds Sutherland)

Best of the Law Firms – February 2019 edition

Welcome to the February 2019 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. 

The best law firms cranked out some great articles during the last several weeks, perhaps feeling a post-holiday burst of energy.  Paul Hastings offers a great overview of the esoteric world of Section 13 and Section 16 filings.  Morgan Lewis addresses best execution issues when recommending mutual fund share classes.  Dechert tries to discern the future of Brexit.  There were also some great pieces on co-investments from Pepper Hamilton, political and lobbying activities from K&L Gates, and a CFTC survey from WilmerHale.

SEC Reporting Obligations Under Section 13 and Section 16 of the Exchange Act (Paul Hastings)

When Best Execution Isn’t Best: Mutual Fund Share Class Selection (Morgan Lewis)

Brexit Manoeuvres: Potential Implications of a “Hard Brexit” for Fund Managers: A UK Perspective (Dechert)

Common Considerations and Complications of Co-Investments (webinar) (Pepper Hamilton)

Involuntary Termination of Investment Adviser: The Nuclear Option (Perkins Coie)

Fund Boards Are Not Immune to Activists (Skadden)

A Guide to Political and Lobbying Activities (K&L Gates)

A Year to Remember for Business Development Companies (Mayer Brown)

2018 CFTC Year-In-Review (WilmerHale)

Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services: Tips for Risk Management (Kramer Levin)

Preparing for the Next Generation of Actively Managed ETFs (Thompson Hine)

Securities Cases That Will Matter Most In 2019 (Willkie Farr & Gallagher)

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)