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The private equity regulatory landscape in a “post-Asset Management Regime” world

24 October 2023, 9.30am-11.00am

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The private equity regulatory landscape in a “post-Asset Management Regime” world


The new Asset Management Regime in Portugal, which recently entered into force, will have an impact on how private equity fund managers are organized, how they operate, and how they interface with the Portuguese Securities Market Commission.

Among other novelties, alternative investment funds and fund managers below the AIFMD thresholds now have simplified authorization processes (some funds can now do without an approval procedure completely), which can be a driving force for change in the way alternative investment platforms are set up in Portugal and bring it up to speed with international best practice. This follows the trend in other European jurisdictions for more self-regulation and swifter authorization procedures regarding AIFs addressed to professional and other sophisticated investors.

Another important feature of the new legislation is the introduction of the concept of pre-marketing activities, which will facilitate cross-border marketing of EU AIFs in Portugal.

Join now Morais Leitão in the discussion in an upcoming Webinar on the key new features of the Asset Management Regime for private equity funds, and how they can bring opportunities and risks for incumbents and new players alike. 


Moderator - Diana Ribeiro Duarte, partner, Morais Leitão

Diana Ribeiro Duarte is a partner at Morais Leitão and a member of the corporate department where she co-heads the Private Equity team and is a leading partner providing Sustainability: ESG and Human Rights related services.

Her legal practice has focused increasingly on advising PE traditional investors and M&A strategic players, from traditional buyout players (including “take privates”) and infrastructure funds, to pension funds, family offices, and other alternative asset managers, in private transactions (investments and exits), joint ventures and minority acquisitions, with substantial experience in structuring and negotiating cross-border transactions as well as the acquisition and divestiture of corporate divisions.

Pedro Capitão Barbosa, Morais Leitão

Pedro Capitão Barbosa joined Morais Leitão in 2011. He is a member of the firm’s corporate and M&A, capital markets team.Pedro is also a member of the firm’s cross-sectional Private Equity team where he has been involved in domestic and cross-border private transactions and restructurings (including joint ventures and minority acquisitions, investments and divestments of corporate divisions) in a wide array of sectors, as well as in equity and convertible investment rounds, in both cases involving private equity and other private market sponsors.

Chris Gansen, general counsel, Redalpine

As General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Chris has overall responsibility for all matters relating to tax, legal/compliance, regulatory, fund structuring as well as sustainability at Redalpine and its investment funds.

After his legal studies Chris gained first practical experiences at a Swiss law firm and in the transaction advisory department of a leading management consulting company, before becoming legal counsel of an alternative investment group with USD 4bn AuM. Prior to joining Redalpine as General Counsel, Chris helped building up the private markets division of a Liechtenstein-based private bank as a transaction lawyer.

Chris is holding law degrees from both, University of Strasbourg in France and University of Zurich in Switzerland.

Founded in 2006, Redalpine is a Swiss venture capital firm bringing together financial investment, operational expertise, and a vast international network to help ambitious entrepreneurs transform their vision into a reality.  With over EUR 1bn AuM and a disciplined, sector-agnostic investment strategy, the firm has backed some of Europe’s most disruptive companies, including N26, Taxfix, Inkitt, 9fin, Carvolution, Zenjob, vivenu, and Umiami. Redalpine has over 85 companies in its portfolio and invests Europe-wide from its offices in Zurich and Berlin.

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