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Claire Coe Smith

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Why an economic downturn and a changing disputes environment could increase firms' exposure to litigation risks
Technology now extends into every corner of private equity, so how is the sector developing and how are investors making the most of it?
LPs can find the options are limited when a fund manager restructures the leftover assets in a fund nearing the end of its life.
From the implications of Brexit to the growing number of GP-led restructurings, fund managers are wrestling with some weighty legal issues.
Future
Calls are growing for the standardisation of the limited partnership agreement, but moves towards uniformity are fraught with difficulties, lawyers say
Fees remain a bone of contention for limited partners as fund sizes continue to grow
Negotiating a Limited Partnership Agreement can be fraught, particularly when it comes to the issue of where litigation should be heard.
It’s a nice problem to have, but managing a fundraising that is the subject of more interest than it can handle is fraught with investor relations challenges for GPs.
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