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Legal manoeuvres: PE lawyers’ latest moves

Ropes & Gray continues building its London private equity bench with lateral hires and Texas law firm Baker Botts recruits an experienced Russian private equity lawyer for its Moscow office.

Service update: Tracking third party providers

KPMG hires five to boost its alternatives practice and BDO names their private equity practice’s relationship director.

CMS restructures private equity team

James Grimwood will lead the law firm's restructured UK private equity practice following the departure of two senior executives.

Czech Republic offers tax breaks for tech deals

The Czech Republic has doubled the corporate income tax relief period for investors in technology and manufacturing.

Brick by Brick: Russia

Debevoise trio Alyona Kucher, Natalia Drebezgina and Evgenia Berezkina outline a primer for due diligence in Russia.

Holding the locusts at bay

The risks of social and political activism for private equity firms is explored by Daniel Del'Re (pic) and Hans Nagl of global business advisory firm FTI Consulting.

Deal Mechanic: Sole trader

In the first of our new regular series on operational value creation, we takes an in-depth look at Graphite Capital’s success with shoe retailer Kurt Geiger.

Showing substance

More emerging market fund managers are seeking the services of offshore non-executive directors. David Lloyd of Walkers Management Services explains some of the intricacies around their function.

India closer to capital gains tax hike

Private equity firms would be directly impacted if a proposal in India’s Parliament to raise the capital gains tax to 30 percent from 20 percent is enacted.

Advancing to final close

Raising a private equity fund in 2010 is not a task for the fainthearted – long gone are the days when GPs could easily double fund sizes and rely on re-ups. With colour-coded references to the Capital Pursuit! board game in April’s issue, PEI examines a selection of the complex issues one must navigate in today’s global fundraising market.

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