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Event Date

28 November 2017

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Event Location

, The IET: Savoy Place, 2 Savoy Place, London, WC2R 0BL View on map



The only private equity and venture capital event completely devised and delivered by industry practitioners, the Tax, Legal & Regulatory Conference delivers a detailed overview of the most important technical developments shaping the market today. Now in its ninth year, this one-day conference addresses the practical impact of regulatory and taxation changes, whilst providing excellent networking opportunities.


08:30 Registration

09:00 Welcome and BVCA Overview
Gurpreet Manku, Assistant Director General and Director of Policy, BVCA

09:05 BVCA Regulatory Committee update
This session will summarise the committee's activities over the year including the FCA's asset management market study and work on institutional investor disclosure
Tim Lewis, Travers Smith

09:15 MiFID II
This panel will discuss the key areas the BVCA worked on during the FCA’s implementation of MiFID II. We will also cover firms’ approach to telephone taping, inducements/research, client categorisation (LGPS), gifts and entertainment (and much more) ahead of the 3 January 2018 deadline
Stephanie Biggs, Travers Smith
Babett Carrier, Cinven
Mark Howard, KKR
Andrew Lewis, ICG
Simon Powell, Advent International

09:55 Senior Managers & Certification Regime
The Senior Managers & Certification Regime is being extended for all regulated firms and we will discuss our work in the run up to the implementation date of 2018.
Christopher Crozier, Permira
Paul Ellison, Macfarlanes

10:15 The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive
We will provide an update on the changes that came into force in June this year, the BVCA’s work on the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group’s private equity guidance and how firms have approached areas including reliance letters, PEPs, dealing with banks and FCA visits
John Decesare, 3i
Lindsay Hamilton, Livingbridge
Oliver Lawrence, 3i
Neel Mehta, Mayfair Equity Partners
Simon Powell, Advent International

10:55 Refreshment break and networking

11:20 Regulatory roundup
In this roundup session we cover: how firms have responded to EMIR; the revisions to the EuVECA regulation; and the changes being considered to capital and remuneration requirements as part of the EBA’s review of the prudential regulation of investment firms
Matthew Cottrell, Carlyle
Ed Kingsbury, Dechert
James Smethurst, Freshfields

11:40 The BVCA’s work on Brexit
The committee chairs and policy director cover the BVCA’s work on key Brexit priorities, the competitiveness of the UK funds industry and government initiatives such as the Patient Capital Review.
Mark Baldwin, Macfarlanes
Tim Lewis, Travers Smith
Amy Mahon, Clifford Chance
Gurpreet Manku, BVCA

12:15 The British Business Bank’s investment programmes
Ken Cooper, British Business Bank

12:30 BVCA Legal & Accounting Committee Update
This session will summarise the committee’s activities over the year including the review of pensions regulation and government intervention in M&A
Amy Mahon, Clifford Chance

12:40 UK limited partnership reform
An update on the BEIS review of limited partnerships and the uptake of the new Private Funds Limited Partnership regime
Ed Hall, Goodwin

12:50 Lunch and networking

13:50 Corporate governance reforms in the UK
Government reforms aimed at building trust in business could have an impact on many large private equity and venture capital-backed companies. This session will discuss proposals that will lead to further reporting on s172 of the Companies Act and corporate governance arrangements
Ashley Coups, EY
Alastair Richardson, 3i
Victoria Sigeti, Freshfields
Geoffrey Bailhache, Blackstone

14:15 Fund level legal and accounting matters
This panel will comment on the use of fund finance facilities and the ILPA guidance, and fair value accounting
Geoffrey Kittredge, Debevoise & Plimpton
Iain Bannatyne, KPMG
Graham Hislop, Montagu
Garrath Marshall, Deloitte

14:40 BVCA Taxation Committee Update
This session will summarise the committee’s activities over the year including the taxation of carried interest and non-domiciles
Mark Baldwin, Macfarlanes, Chair, BVCA Taxation Committee 

14:50 Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion Offence
This panel will cover how practitioners are responding to the Failure to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion Offence which came into effect in September
Maria Carradice, Mayfair Equity Partners
Caroline Conder, LDC
Tim Spence, Graphite Capitqal
Michael McCotter, DH Private Equity Partners
Jenny Wheater, Linklaters

15:20 VAT & deal fees
An examination of best practice on VAT and deal fees
Tony Bullock, EY

15:35 Refreshment break and networking

16:00 Fund and manager level tax matters
This session will cover the committee’s work on disguised remuneration, partnership tax reform, carried interest, and the restriction on corporate loss relief and its impact on GPs
Mark Baldwin, Macfarlanes
Abigayil Chandra, Deloitte
Jill Hardie, SL Capital Partners
Stephen Pevsner, Proskauer
Michael McCotter, DH Private Equity Partners
Anthony Stewart, Clifford Chance

16:30 Implementation of the OECD’s BEPS Action Points
This session will cover the BEPS action points on treaty abuse, hybrids, interest deductibility and the effect on deals
Alexander Cox, Ashurst
John Cox, KPMG
Graham Iversen, Greenberg Traurig
Jill Palmer, 3i
Russell Warren, Travers Smith

17:00 General Data Protection Regulation
A panel discussion on how firms are approaching the implementation of GDPR ahead of the May 2018 deadline
Gregory Albertyn, Deloitte
Julie Bradshaw, DH Private Equity Partners
Kalika Jayasekera, Blackstone
Jonathan Kewley, Clifford Chance

17:25 Closing remarks
Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA

17:30 Event close

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Business attire


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