Private Equity and Venture Capital Global Guide

Global insight from leading lawyers in comparative guides to the law worldwide

The Private Equity and Venture Capital Global Guide brings together practical information on topical cross-border private equity and venture capital issues, and country-specific Q&As on private equity and venture capital law and practice. The Q&A guide aims to give a structured overview of the key practical issues including, for example, the level of activity and recent trends in the market; investment incentives for institutional and private investors; the mechanics involved in establishing a private equity fund; equity and debt finance issues in a private equity transaction; issues surrounding buyouts and the relationship between the portfolio company's managers and the private equity funds; management incentives; and exit routes from investments.

Private Equity Country Q&A

Country Q&A Contributing firm
Market analysis: Brazil Campos, Fialho, Canabrava, Borja, Andrade, Salles Advogados
Australia Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Austria Schindler and Partners
Brazil Derraik & Menezes Advogados
Cayman Islands Walkers
Channel Islands: Guernsey Carey Olsen
Channel Islands: Jersey Carey Olsen
China Zhong Lun Law Firm
France Gide Loyrette Nouel
Germany GSK Stockmann + Kollegen
Hong Kong Clifford Chance
India Samvād Partners
Indonesia Oentoeng Suria & Partners (in association with Ashurst LLP)
Israel Yigal Arnon & Co
Italy Chiomenti Studio Legale
Japan Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Luxembourg MNKS
Russian Federation Squire Patton Boggs
Singapore Rajah & Tann LLP
South Africa Norton Rose Fulbright
South Korea Kim & Chang
Switzerland Homburger
Turkey Herdem Attorneys At Law
UK (England and Wales) Hogan Lovells International LLP
United Arab Emirates Afridi & Angell Legal Consultants
United States Ropes & Gray LLP

Venture Capital Country Q&A

Country Q&A Contributing firm
Austria Herbst Kinsky Rechtsanwälte GmbH
Brazil Derraik & Menezes Advogados
China Han Kun Law Offices
France Gide Loyrette Nouel
Germany GSK Stockmann + Kollegen
Israel Yigal Arnon & Co
Luxembourg Bonn & Schmitt
Singapore Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
South Korea Kim & Chang
Sweden Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton Advokat KB
Switzerland Walder Wyss
Turkey Herdem Attorneys At Law
UK (England and Wales) Osborne Clarke
United Arab Emirates Afridi & Angell
United States Stradling Yocca Carlson and Rauth, P.C.

Private Equity Editorial Board

Member Job Title and Organisation
Ole Ramsby Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Novo Nordisk A/S
Wolfgang Schneider VP Legal, Governmental & Environmental Affairs, Ford Europe
Mario Siragusa Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Peter Vandeghinste In-house competition counsel, Nestle
Albert Jan van den Berg Partner, Hanotiau & van den Berg
Alan Whitfield Legal Director, Steria
Ralph Wollburg Partner, Linklaters
Marco Compagnoni Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Alison Hampton General Counsel and Compliance Officer, HgCapital
Ros Innes Head of PLC Financial Services
Mark Mifsud Partner, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
Simon Witney Partner, SJ Berwin
Michael Wolitzer Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Venture Capital Editorial Board

Member Job Title and Organisation
James Gubbins Partner, Covington & Burling LLP
Jacques Buhart Partner, McDermott Will & Emery
Bruno Cova Partner, Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker (Europe)
Richard Godden Partner, Linklaters
José Francisco Mateu Istúriz General counsel, Terra Networks, SA
Ole Ramsby Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Novo Nordisk A/S
Wolfgang Schneider VP Legal, Governmental & Environmental Affairs, Ford Europe
Mario Siragusa Partner, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton
Albert Jan van den Berg Partner, Hanotiau & van den Berg
Alan Whitfield Legal Director, Steria
Nils Grafstrom Chairman of the management board, Veracel Celulose S/a
Ralph Wollburg Partner, Linklaters
John Heard General Counsel, Abingworth LLP

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