M&A, private equity & banking law blog

M&A, private equity & banking law blog

London private equity & banking law firm Crefovi is delighted to bring you this M&A, private equity & banking law blog, to provide you with forward-thinking and insightful information on the financial and corporate issues for the creative industries.

This M&A, private equity & banking law blog provides regular news and updates, and features summaries of recent news reports, on legal issues facing the global banking, finance and private equity community, in particular in the United Kingdom and France. This blog also provides timely updates and commentary on legal issues in the capital markets and mergers & acquisitions sectors. It is curated by the finance lawyers of our law firm, who specialise in advising our finance, banking, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets & private equity clients in London, Paris and internationally on all their legal issues.

London banking & finance law firm Crefovi advises its clients on all their financing needs, in particular, those related to the fashion and luxury goods sectors, the entertainment, music and film sectors, the art world & high tech market. Crefovi writes and curates this M&A, private equity & banking law blog to guide its clients through the complexities of banking & finance law.

We support our clients out of London, Paris and globally, in finding the best solutions to their various legal issues relating to banking and finance law, either on contentious or non-contentious matters. We also advise our clients on private equity and private equity financing matters, capital markets issuances and mergers & acquisitions.

Crefovi has experience representing either lenders and financiers, or borrowers and invested businesses (which are all trading in the creative industries), in which equity or debt is injected.

Moreover, Crefovi has industry teams, built by experienced lawyers with a wide range of practice and geographic backgrounds. These industry teams apply their extensive industry expertise to best serve clients’ business needs. Some of these industry teams are the Banking & finance, Mergers & acquisitions, Capital markets and Private equity departments, which curate this M&A, private equity & banking law blog below for you. 

Annabelle Gauberti, founding and managing partner of London private equity & banking law firm Crefovi, is also the president of the International association of lawyers for creative industries (ialci). This association is instrumental in providing very high quality seminars, webinars & brainstorming sessions on legal & business issues to which the creative industries are confronted.

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How to enforce civil and commercial judgments after Brexit?

Crefovi : 14/06/2021 10:45 am : Antitrust & competition, Art law, Articles, Banking & finance, Capital markets, Consumer goods & retail, Copyright litigation, Emerging companies, Employment, compensation & benefits, Entertainment & media, Fashion law, Gaming, Hospitality, Hostile takeovers, Information technology - hardware, software & services, Insolvency & workouts, Intellectual property & IP litigation, Internet & digital media, Law of luxury goods, Life sciences, Litigation & dispute resolution, Mergers & acquisitions, Music law, Private equity & private equity finance, Product liability, Real estate, Sports & esports, Tax, Technology transactions, Trademark litigation, Unsolicited bids

As explained in our two previous articles relating to Brexit, ‟How to protect your creative business after Brexit?” and ‟Brexit legal implications: the road less travelled”, the European Union (‟EU”) regulations and conventions on the jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, ceased to apply in the United Kingdom (‟UK”) once it no longer was a EU member-state. Therefore, since 1 January 2021 (the ‟Transition date”), no clear enforcement system is in place, to enforce a UK civil or commercial judgment in a EU member-state, and vice-versa. Creative businesses now have to rely on domestic recognition regimes in the UK and each EU member-state, if in existence. This introduced additional procedural steps before a foreign judgment is recognised, which makes the enforcement of EU civil and commercial judgments in the UK, and of UK civil and commercial judgments in the EU, more time-consuming and expensive.

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Fashion law in France: a 2020 overview

Crefovi : 15/04/2020 8:00 am : Antitrust & competition, Articles, Banking & finance, Capital markets, Consumer goods & retail, Copyright litigation, Emerging companies, Employment, compensation & benefits, Fashion law, Fashion lawyers, Hostile takeovers, Information technology - hardware, software & services, Intellectual property & IP litigation, Law of luxury goods, Litigation & dispute resolution, Mergers & acquisitions, Private equity & private equity finance, Product liability, Tax, Trademark litigation, Unsolicited bids

Since its inception in 2003, the law of luxury goods and fashion law have evolved, matured, and become institutionalised as a standalone area of specialisation in the legal profession. Here is Crefovi’s 2020 status update for fashion law in France, detailing each legal practice area relevant to such creative industry.

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Why the valuation of intangible assets matters: the unstoppable rise of intangibles’ reporting in the 21st century’s corporate environment

Crefovi : 15/04/2020 8:00 am : Antitrust & competition, Art law, Articles, Banking & finance, Capital markets, Consumer goods & retail, Copyright litigation, Emerging companies, Entertainment & media, Fashion law, Gaming, Hospitality, Hostile takeovers, Information technology - hardware, software & services, Insolvency & workouts, Intellectual property & IP litigation, Internet & digital media, Law of luxury goods, Life sciences, Litigation & dispute resolution, Mergers & acquisitions, Music law, Outsourcing, Private equity & private equity finance, Restructuring, Sports & esports, Tax, Technology transactions, Trademark litigation, Unsolicited bids

It is high time France and the UK up their game in terms of accounting for, reporting and leveraging the intangible assets owned by their national businesses and companies, while Asia and the US currently lead the race, here. European lenders need to do their bit, too, to empower creative and innovative SMEs, and provide them with adequate financing to sustain their growth and ambitions, by way of intangible assets backed-lending.

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Registration of beneficial ownership: time to take action

Crefovi : 01/07/2018 8:00 am : Articles, Banking & finance, Emerging companies, Employment, compensation & benefits, Insolvency & workouts, Mergers & acquisitions, Tax

What are business owners obligations, in terms of registering beneficial ownership of their companies? How do these obligations differ, in France and the United Kingdom, even though such obligations stem from the same European legislation, i.e. the European Directive 2015/849 dated 20 May 2015 on money laundering? 

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Film finance: how to finance your film production?

Crefovi : 26/06/2016 8:00 am : Articles, Banking & finance, Copyright litigation, Emerging companies, Employment, compensation & benefits, Entertainment & media, Information technology - hardware, software & services, Intellectual property & IP litigation, Internet & digital media, Music law, Private equity & private equity finance, Tax

While at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2016, we could not help noticing that one of the hottest topics discussed by all film professionals in attendance was film finance, or lack thereof. Also, Crefovi film clients regularly ask for our input on this touchy subject. How to finance your film production nowadays? What are the best strategies to get your film funded and produced, in this day and age?

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Why it makes sense to invest in the creative industries and support them

Crefovi : 04/05/2014 9:00 am : Antitrust & competition, Art law, Articles, Banking & finance, Capital markets, Consumer goods & retail, Emerging companies, Entertainment & media, Fashion law, Gaming, Hospitality, Hostile takeovers, Information technology - hardware, software & services, Insolvency & workouts, Internet & digital media, Law of luxury goods, Life sciences, Mergers & acquisitions, Music law, Private equity & private equity finance, Restructuring, Sports & esports, Tax, Technology transactions, Unsolicited bids

While many fast-growth companies in the creative industries are currently the target of heavy private equity investments and a flurry of mergers and acquisitions, it makes sense, from a tax and financial standpoint, for individuals and corporate investors to go ‟long” on creative startups and SMEs.

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VAT refund and tax free shopping: how to make them even more lucrative for luxury brands?

Crefovi : 11/08/2013 9:00 am : Antitrust & competition, Articles, Banking & finance, Consumer goods & retail, Fashion law, Law of luxury goods, Litigation & dispute resolution, Tax

Tax free shopping, in France alone, had a volume of around 4 billion Euros in 2012, progressing between 25 and 30 percent per year. As Chinese tourists spend around 80 percent of their shopping budget in Paris, in particular at ‟Les Galeries Lafayette” and ‟Printemps”, tax free shopping, also called VAT refund, is a bonanza for Paris-based luxury brands and department stores, as well as tax free providers such as Global Blue and Premier Tax Free.

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Business breakfast on fashion finance law on Tuesday 30 July 2013

Crefovi : 30/07/2013 8:35 am : Antitrust & competition, Banking & finance, Capital markets, Consumer goods & retail, Emerging companies, Fashion law, Fashion lawyers, Hostile takeovers, Intellectual property & IP litigation, Law of luxury goods, Litigation & dispute resolution, Mergers & acquisitions, Private equity & private equity finance, Tax, Unsolicited bids, Webcasts & Podcasts

We had a great time, on Tuesday 30 July 2013, during the business breakfast during which we presented our proprietary research on fashion finance.

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Financing luxury companies: the quest of the Holy Grail (not!)

Crefovi : 28/04/2013 7:09 pm : Antitrust & competition, Articles, Banking & finance, Capital markets, Consumer goods & retail, Copyright litigation, Emerging companies, Fashion law, Hostile takeovers, Insolvency & workouts, Intellectual property & IP litigation, Internet & digital media, Law of luxury goods, Mergers & acquisitions, Private equity & private equity finance, Restructuring, Tax, Trademark litigation, Unsolicited bids

The main characteristic of a luxury company is the importance of its brand’s value. This is by far the most crucial asset of a luxury business. It is due to the extreme concentration of intangibles that such brand embodies.

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Fashion business partnerships & investment: IP as a business asset

Crefovi : 14/03/2013 12:00 pm : Antitrust & competition, Banking & finance, Capital markets, Consumer goods & retail, Copyright litigation, Emerging companies, Fashion law, Fashion lawyers, Hostile takeovers, Intellectual property & IP litigation, Law of luxury goods, Mergers & acquisitions, Private equity & private equity finance, Trademark litigation, Unsolicited bids, Webcasts & Podcasts

London fashion law firm Crefovi and Own-it, an institution which offers intellectual property advice for the creative sector, hosted a free webinar on ‟Fashion business partnerships and investment: IP as a business asset”, on 13 February 2013.

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