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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.
09:00 Welcome and BVCA OverviewGurpreet Manku, Assistant Director General and Director of Policy, BVCA
09:05 BVCA Regulatory Committee updateThis session will summarise the committee's activities over the year including the FCA's asset management market study and work on institutional investor disclosureTim Lewis, Travers Smith
09:15 MiFID IIThis 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 deadlineStephanie Biggs, Travers SmithBabett Carrier, CinvenMark Howard, KKRAndrew Lewis, ICGSimon Powell, Advent International
09:55 Senior Managers & Certification RegimeThe 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, PermiraPaul 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 visitsJohn Decesare, 3iLindsay Hamilton, LivingbridgeOliver Lawrence, 3iNeel Mehta, Mayfair Equity PartnersSimon Powell, Advent International
10:55 Refreshment break and networking
11:20 Regulatory roundupIn 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 firmsMatthew Cottrell, CarlyleEd Kingsbury, DechertJames Smethurst, Freshfields
11:40 The BVCA’s work on BrexitThe 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, MacfarlanesTim Lewis, Travers SmithAmy Mahon, Clifford ChanceGurpreet Manku, BVCA
12:15 The British Business Bank’s investment programmesKen Cooper, British Business Bank
12:30 BVCA Legal & Accounting Committee UpdateThis 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 reformAn update on the BEIS review of limited partnerships and the uptake of the new Private Funds Limited Partnership regimeEd Hall, Goodwin
12:50 Lunch and networking
13:50 Corporate governance reforms in the UKGovernment 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 mattersThis panel will comment on the use of fund finance facilities and the ILPA guidance, and fair value accountingGeoffrey Kittredge, Debevoise & PlimptonIain Bannatyne, KPMG Graham Hislop, MontaguGarrath Marshall, Deloitte
14:40 BVCA Taxation Committee UpdateThis 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 PartnersCaroline Conder, LDC Tim Spence, Graphite CapitqalMichael McCotter, DH Private Equity Partners Jenny Wheater, Linklaters
15:20 VAT & deal fees An examination of best practice on VAT and deal feesTony 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, MacfarlanesAbigayil 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, AshurstJohn 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, DeloitteJulie Bradshaw, DH Private Equity PartnersKalika Jayasekera, BlackstoneJonathan Kewley, Clifford Chance
17:25 Closing remarks Tim Hames, Director General, BVCA
17:30 Event close
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