Formal and informal sanctions continue to stunt western private equity activity in Russia, with many funds struggling to raise commitments
With Britain's EU passporting rights under question, France is taking regulatory steps to facilitate access to its financial markets
New vehicles will increase flexibility and open up opportunities for private equity houses, real estate investors and hedge fund managers
Recent changes to regulation should encourage more of the country's corporate players to ramp up their venture activity
New law will increase the number of situations in which companies can carry forward losses from one tax year into another
Changes to Luxembourg's company law should modernise fund structuring, while in the Netherlands minor tweaks will change the way co-investors are regarded
As Nordic cities continue to foster successful startups, should governments be doing more to improve affordability?
Lighter rules for alternative lenders operating in Germany could encourage a wave of deal activity
Jersey Finance's Geoff Cook discusses the importance of substance for fund administration
Impact may appear small in immediate term, but highlights Italy's increasing pro-business stance
Dutch Labour MP Henk Nijboer has published his proposals on how to reform the private equity market
French PE has had a strong 2015 but stronger policy support is needed
Restrictions on how VCT funds can invest could cause wider industry shift
Political stability in Italy fuels fundraising flurry
A recent U-turn by the government on tax spells good news for German startups and VCs
Esma's recent review of new territories for AIFMD passport highlights increasing competition
How necessary are recent changes to the UK limited partnership?
Will modifications to the LP structure in France attract foreign investments?
Deal volume might well be back but the future of French private equity remains uncertain
Following a roundtable in April, Dutch Labour MPs increase pressure on PE
Luxembourg's new LP structure eases pain of AIFMD
What impact will the new UK government have on the private equity industry?
As the UK election debates focus on the economy, private equity comes under fire
PE avoids any tax regime changes and benefits from wider support measures