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Free Property Development JV Checklist

Property Investment & Funds

Free Guide: Buying Property SPVs

Property Investment & Funds

Private Investment Club Fundraising Toolkit

Property Investment & Funds

Paul Sutton

Property JVs – how to avoid being caught by the AIFM Directive

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFM Directive) applies to alternative investment funds (AIFs) that are managed or marketed in the European Union. In the UK, it has been implemented by the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Regulations which came into force on 22nd July 2013. Because the concept of an “alternative investment …
Paul Sutton

What is an Alternative Investment Fund?

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive applies to alternative investment funds (AIFs) that are managed or marketed in the European Union. So what is an AIF? The AIFMD definition The definition set out in the Directive is as follows (in Article 4(1)(a): “‘AIFs’ means collective investment undertakings, including investment compartments …
Paul Sutton

Structuring joint ventures to finance UK property development: key tax issues

This article is contributed by Stephen Hemmings, a corporate tax director at accounting firm Menzies LLP who has 8 years’ experience of advising clients in the property sector. A popular way for private investors to purchase a stake in the UK property market is to access the resources and expertise of property developers through joint venture …
Paul Sutton

Checklist for transferring participations in an English limited partnership

This is a checklist for transferring participations in an English limited partnership which is registered under the Limited Partnerships Act 1907. It is for situations where a transfer has been agreed in principle on the basis of a private transaction between one of the current limited partners and the prospective transferee. 1. Due diligence and warranties …