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Regulatory & Legal Issues

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What is it?

This certificated, three-day training focuses on regulation affecting private equity including the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive and standards in areas such as fundraising, fund marketing, governance and financial crime.

Grounded in Invest Europe Handbook of Professional Standards and designed by Invest Europe Professional Standards and Tax, Legal & Regulatory Committees, the course is led by industry experts. The course will help both European and non-European fund managers gain a clear understanding of the EU and international regulatory frameworks in which they operate.

Why should you attend?

After the 2008 financial crisis, European policymakers committed to ensuring that no sector or product was out of the scope of financial market regulation. The whole private equity industry - GPs and funds, LPs and investments, was and continues to be affected by the resulting legislation. It is crucial that fund managers are well-informed about what this means for them, their firms and their investors.

As the industry's representative in Brussels, Invest Europe is at the forefront of the debate over new and existing EU regulation and is ideally placed to provide this indispensable training.

The course covers:

  • Legal concerns surrounding the fundraising process, such as those linked to passporting or creating a track record. A guest speaker will describe the legal issues faced by managers and advisors when raising capital.
  • Regulatory and legal hurdles that a fund manager and advisor will tackle on a daily basis. Starting with a review of EU regulation, including AIFMD, EuVECA, CRD, ISD, MiFID, a guest speaker will share his experiences of investing, notification and disclosures, divesting, valuation, transparency and disclosure.
  • Day-to-day corporate issues including capital requirements, allocation of responsibility, remuneration, diversity, AIFM internal organisation, delegation, distributions, investor relations, performance measurement, fund winding up, management of multiple funds and US regulation such as FATCA and Dodd-Frank.
  • Attendees will also gain practical guidance on responsibilities regarding financial crimes including tax evasion, antitrust, bribery and corruption, money laundering, breaching embargoes and sanctions, fraud and whistleblowing, insider dealing and market abuse.

Who should attend?

Private equity practitioners with both operational knowledge and an understanding of the investment process, who want to expand their knowledge of changing European laws and regulations. Non-EU managers seeking to market into Europe will benefit from the regulatory training, especially looking into passporting.

The course will attract a diverse group of participants including Partners, CFOs, COOs, Compliance Officers, Investor Relations/Fundraising teams, Risk Managers, Portfolio Managers, and General Counsel.

Online delivery

To accommodate our members, Invest Europe has decided to hold the 2020 edition of this course as an online training. The online course edition is being designed with the same key elements that are valued by our course participants – excellent content and speakers, and interactive group discussions. The updated course structure and format will accommodate online delivery, with shorter sessions and ample audience engagement. The course will begin on the afternoon of 30 June at 16:00 CET with an introductory session of a couple of hours, and will be over by mid-day on 3 July.

Practical information

This training course will be held online.



The training course will start with an afternoon session on Tuesday, 30 June at 16:00 CET and will be over by mid-day on Friday, 3 July.

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This training course will be held online.


Fees, method of payment and cancellation

Course Fee:

Invest Europe Members: €1,660

Non-members: €2,380

21% VAT will be added for Belgian participants


Participants are requested to pay by cheque, banker's draft, bank transfer or credit card in EURO as shown on the Application Form. Applications sent after 1 June 2020 should be paid by credit card.

Bank transfers: should be made net of bank charges and commission to the following bank: ING Avenue Marnix 24 B-1000 Brussels

International bank transfer account number: IBAN BE33 3300 5785 0046 SWIFT/BIC: BBRUBE BB

Domestic bank transfer account number: 330-0578500-46

A copy of the bank transfer should be sent together with the application form. To avoid any confusion, participants are requested to indicate clearly their names and addresses on transfer orders and cheques. Confirmation of registration for fees and practical information will be sent after receipt of the application form and payment. For late registrations (see above), we require payment via a credit card.


Cancellations can only be accepted if received (in writing) by 1 June 2020. Fees (less 20% administrative charges) will then be refunded. After this date, delegates will be liable for the full fee.

In case of cancellation, a substitution between members of the same company is still possible at any time.


The working language of the course will be English.


To register for the training, the candidate should submit the registration form and proof of payment. Invest Europe maintains the right to refuse the registration if it is not accompanied by all the supporting documents.

Due to the high demand for Invest Europe Training courses, priority is given to Invest Europe members. Registrations will be handled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Any registration received after 1 June 2020 should mention a credit card number for the payment of course fees.


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