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Funds Insider - Issue 4

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    This edition covers:

    • National Security and Investment act coming into force and how that affects dealmaking in the UK
    • The rise of venture capital in the Middle East
    • The demarcation between Luxembourg Securitisation Law and the Securitisation Regulation
    • An overview of stakeholder expectations in resolving COVID-19 rent arrears in the UK in 2022
    • The new Spanish financial assistance rules
    • Our top tech predictions for 2022
    • The current status of the European hospitality industry
    • Key aspects of fund finance in Luxembourg - Knowing your borrower

    Looking forward to what 2022 will hold, we can see a lot of the key themes and trends continuing from last year. We are increasingly seeing healthy businesses being very focussed on seeking to cement the competitive edge gained during the pandemic through digital innovation and use of technology. This focus on technology also extends to M&A with this sector expected to continue to perform strongly in the year ahead. Availability of liquidity in the market remains strong and, as a direct consequence, European restructuring activity is still subdued. Macro challenges such as supply chain issues, tight labour markets, inflation and the fear of further COVID variants affecting recovery continue to be prevalent however, so we would expect this to translate to a level of market turbulence later in the year giving rise to more special situation and distressed opportunities.

    In the wake of COP26, ESG remains as topical as ever, and we will continue to support our clients through this transition in every way we can.

    We hope you enjoy reading this edition of Funds Insider. Please do get in touch if you have any feedback or if there are any topics that you would like us to cover in future editions.

    Funds Insider 

    Authors: Olga Galazoula, Ross Ollerhead


    The information provided is not intended to be a comprehensive review of all developments in the law and practice, or to cover all aspects of those referred to.
    Readers should take legal advice before applying it to specific issues or transactions.

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