While most investors are still working within the field of ESG risk mitigation and/or ESG opportunity seeking, we see more investors becoming impact aware and start moving towards the right end of the spectrum.Sustainability
The consideration and assessment of Environmental, Social and Governance factors is becoming a key driver for investor’s decision-making. The challenge for both investors and companies lies in the substantial number of frameworks that already exists for ESG reporting.Sustainability
PitchBook has published their Q3 2020 European VC Valuations Report giving a view of the current VC market.
EU and non-EU AIFMs submitting an application for marketing of non-EU AIFs to professional investors in Denmark will be subject to new requirements. The Danish FSA has issued a new Executive Order, which enters into force on 1 January 2021.AIFMD
On 22 October 2020, the European Commission published its consultation on the review of the AIFMD seeking the views from stakeholders on how to achieve a more effective and efficient functioning of the European AIF market.AIFMDAIFMD review
On 19 October 2020, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the European Long Term Investment Fund (“ELTIF”) legal framework.AIFMDAIFMD review
The Commission has completed a public consultation on the proposal for a EU Green Bond Standard. The consultation proposes to use the EU Taxonomy to define green bonds.AIFMDSustainability
On 21 August 2020, the Danish Ministry of Taxation published for consultation a draft proposal according to which previously adopted amendments to the Danish Tax Assessment Act concerning the tax treatment of equity compensation to employees in “start-ups” will enter into force on 1 January 2021.Danish RegulationVenture Capital
On 19 August 2020, ESMA published a letter to the Commission, outlining areas it should consider during the forthcoming review of the AIFMD.AIFMDAIFMD reviewESMA
The European Supervisory Authorities (ESA) has published draft technical standards setting out detailed rules on i.a. fund managers’ obligations under the ESG Disclosure Regulation.AIFMDComplianceDisclosure RequirementsSustainability
Entry into Force: Guidance Signal Excluding Certain Alternative Investment Funds from VAT Exemption on Management Fees
On 7 May 2020, a guidance signal which excludes certain alternative investment funds from VAT exemption on management fees entered into force.Danish RegulationManagement Remuneration
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the European Commission has put forward a proposal for a directive that will defer certain time limits of DAC6, the EU directive regarding mandatory reporting in relation to arrangements with cross-border implications.ComplianceDAC6
To help fund managers address the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in portfolio company valuations, the International Private Equity & Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines Board has published special valuation guidance for estimating fair value.covid19Valuation
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