Recent proceedings serve as cautionary tales for private equity sponsors whose employees wear “two hats” in serving both the sponsor and the portfolio company simultaneously. 

As risks regarding human rights and corporate responsibility continue to evolve, establishing secure anti-corruption compliance programs can help limit liability for private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. 

The manner in which the IRS treats termination fees for U.S. federal income tax purposes can have a substantial impact on acquisition agreement payouts.  

Spotlight on Europe
Private equity firms are facing enhanced accountability under an increasingly strict interpretation of parental liability from European antitrust authorities under EU competition law. 

Spotlight on Europe
The EU General Data Protection Regulation will come into full force in May 2018. We set out 10 key issues private equity sponsors should consider now to prepare for the changes.

Spotlight on Europe
Recent reforms to UK limited partnership law will significantly enhance the flexibility and attractiveness of English and Scottish limited partnerships. 

The Private Equity Report Editorial Board

This report is a
publication of
Debevoise & Plimpton LLP


Paul S. Bird

Andrew M. Ahern
Jennifer L. Chu
Rafael Kariyev
Scott B. Selinger
Simon Witney

Alicia E. Lee
Associate Editor


Franci J. Blassberg

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The Private Equity Report

Spring 2017
Vol. 17, Number 1
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