Simmons & Simmons Briefing Covers Revisions to U.K. Fund Documents in Anticipation of MiFID II Deadline and the Potential Impact of Pending U.K. Partnership Taxation Rules

The January 3, 2018, deadline for compliance with the latest revisions to the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) is quickly approaching. Additionally, a bill pending in the U.K. Parliament could dramatically affect the taxation of pass-through entities in the U.K. A recent Simmons & Simmons briefing offered guidance to fund managers on preparing for MiFID II and how the pending tax changes could affect their operations. The program was moderated by Simmons partner Devarshi Saksena and featured partners Lucian Firth and Martin Shah and senior lawyer Russell Afifi. This article highlights their key insights. For additional commentary from Simmons on MiFID II, see “Simmons & Simmons and Advise Technologies Provide Comprehensive Overview of MiFID II”: Part One (Jun. 18, 2015); and Part Two (Jun. 25, 2015). See also “MiFID II Expands MiFID I and Imposes Reporting Requirements on Asset Managers, Including Non-E.U. Asset Managers” (May 28, 2015). For more from Saksena and Firth, see “FCA Amends Its Position on Annex IV Reporting: U.K. and Non-EEA Managers, Including U.S. Managers, Must Now Report Holdings at Master Fund Level” (Apr. 13, 2017).

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