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Supreme Court case tests power of SEC judges

A loss for the regulator in Lucia v SEC would plunge dozens of cases into uncertainty and could put a halt to the SEC's sanctioning powers.

New SEC risk alert puts advisory industry ‘on notice’

The regulator's OCIE identified overbilling and other deficiencies in a risk alert that legal experts say is meant to send a signal to the industry.

US government sues PE firm for alleged kickback scheme

The case against buyout firm RLH and one of its portfolio companies may signal a 'significant development' in attempts to hold PE managers liable for portfolio company conduct, law firms say.

Alvarez & Marsal hires veteran to lead China push

Ron Thompson is joining the professional services firm as MD and will also head the firm's restructuring business in the region with a focus on China.

Former PE exec to face SEC fraud charges

A former partner at Hong Kong-based Summitview Capital Management faces charges of insider trading.

Offshore firm Carey Olsen grows Bermuda office

Mary Ward has joined the firm from rival Conyers Dill & Pearman, and will advise on all aspects of commercial and corporate law.

GPs told they ‘can’t outsource responsibility’ on GDPR

Fund's data controller has an obligation to ensure the vehicle is compliant with new regulations, managers warned.

Blackstone’s bonuses 75% higher for men than for women

Blackstone, which said the discrepancy was due to three-quarters of its investment team being male, pays men on average 30% more an hour.

New Mexico SIC to validate all GP fees

The $23bn sovereign wealth fund has hired fund services firm Colmore to validate the fees and carry it pays to its managers.

The BEPS effect

The global initiative is reshaping firm and fund structures.

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