Private practice lawyers and in-house counsel gathered at
the Kowloon Shangri-La hotel in Hong Kong on September 18 for
IFLR's Asia Private Equity Forum.
With the region's private equity industry on the rise,
panellists were particularly keen to discuss the legal
challenges and strategies to take advantage of this nascent
The development of renminbi (RMB) funds was a hot topic,
with many speakers facing compliance challenges. Panellists
discussed flexible equity strategies in a volatile global
equity market, as well as the need to respond to the European
Securities and Markets Authority's (Esma's) Alternative
Investment Funds Managers (AIFM) Directive consultation paper
on third country issues.
Tax was also a strong topic of interest; panellists
discussed the importance of tax due diligence and the benefits
of Singapore-domiciled funds.
Renminbi funds' structuring issues One of the most
talked-about sessions looked at the challenges in the RMB fund