In this issue, we discuss the U.S. Court of Appeals decision that struck down the SEC’s new rules and amendments under the Advisers Act regarding private fund advisers.

Rules and regulations

U.S. Court of Appeals vacates the SEC’s private fund advisers rule

In a closely watched case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit struck down in its entirety the SEC’s new private fund advisers rule on the grounds that the rule exceeded the SEC’s statutory authority in a win for the private funds industry. The rule imposed several new requirements on private fund advisers which many industry participants have argued significantly, and unnecessarily, increase compliance obligations and costs of private fund advisers.  Please see our recent client update on this topic for more information.

This communication, which we believe may be of interest to our clients and friends of the firm, is for general information only. It is not a full analysis of the matters presented and should not be relied upon as legal advice. This may be considered attorney advertising in some jurisdictions. Please refer to the firm's privacy notice for further details.