InstructorTerri Hays
TypeOnline Course
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PracticeEdge Elite™

Standard Tuition $400 US

Senior Fellow John Adams, JD, Counsel, Shearman & Sterling

The AIFMD was due to be implemented across the European Union on 22 July 2013. In reality, a number of Member States missed the deadline. Many other Member States have introduced transitional periods affording both EU and non-EU managers temporary relief from the AIFMD’s application. Yet those transitional periods vary wildly in their availability and consequences. The result is that there is a significant lack of harmonisation across the EU. Managers both within and outside of the EU have a complex web of European and national legislation, rulemaking and guidance to navigate.

This Course will consider the impact of the AIFMD on marketing activities, the transitional arrangements available in various countries, what do to in countries that have yet to implement the AIFMD, pre-investment disclosures, ESMA’s reporting guidelines, remuneration issues and many other aspects of the AIFMD as it operates in practice.


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Students shall learn the following within this Course:

  • Discover the varying approaches taken to AIFMD implementation across the EU
  • Differentiate between transitional arrangements available to EU and non-EU managers in key jurisdictions
  • Recognize those areas of AIFMD that are relevant to them now and in the coming months
  • List a number of different approaches to the AIFMD taken in key EU Member States
  • Prepare themselves for interacting with regulators when they come calling
  • Be able to apply practical steps to their businesses and structures to navigate through the AIFMD ‘web’

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Senior Fellow:

  • John Adams, JD, Counsel, Shearman & Sterling

Guest Lecturers:

  • Nina Garnham, JD, Associate, Shearman & Sterling
  • Giorgia Clements, JD, Trainee Solicitor, Shearman & Sterling

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Accreditation Information

CLE Information

Credit Hours: 2
Subject Area: Professional Practice
States: Contact Curriculum Advisor For More Information

CPE Information

Credit Hours: 3
Subject Area: Accounting
States: Contact Curriculum Advisor For More Information


Course ID Number:  8031


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Alabama: Approval of all web based programs is limited to a maximum of 6.0 credits.

Arizona: Does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. RCA programs may qualify for credit based on the requirements outlined in the MCLE Regulations and Ariz. R. Sup. Ct. Rule 45.

Iowa: The approval is for one year from recorded date. Does not approve of Audio-only On-Demand Webcasts.

Missouri: On-demand web programs are restricted to six hours of self-study credit per year. Self-study may not be used to satisfy the ethics requirements. Self-study can not be used for carryover credit.

New Hamphsire: The approval is for three years from recorded date.

New Mexico: On-Demand web programs are restricted to 4.0 self-study credits per year.

New York: Newly admitted attorneys may not take non-traditional course formats such as on-demand Web Programs or live Webcasts for CLE credit. Newly admitted attorneys not practicing law in the United States, however, may earn 12 transitional credits in non-traditional formats.

North Carolina: A maximum of 4 credits per reporting period may be earned by participating in on-demand web programs.

Ohio: To confirm that the web program has been approved, please refer to the list of Ohio’s Approved Self Study Activities at Online programs are considered self-study. Ohio attorneys have a 6 credit self-study limit per compliance period. The Ohio CLE Board states that attorneys must have a 100% success rate in clicking on timestamps to receive ANY CLE credit for an online program.

Oklahoma: Up to 6 credits may be earned each year through computer-based or technology-based legal education programs.

Pennsylvania: PA attorneys may only receive a maximum of four (4) hours of distance learning credit per compliance period. All distance learning programs must be a minimum of 1 full hour.

Rhode Island: Audio Only On-Demand Web Programs are not approved for credit. On-Demand Web Programs must have an audio and video component.

Tennessee: The approval is for the calendar year in which the live program was presented.

Virginia: All distance learning courses are to be done in an educational setting, free from distractions.

Wisconsin: Ethics credit is not allowed. The ethics portion of the program will be approved for general credit. There is a 10 credit limit for on-demand web programs during every 2-year reporting period. Does not approve of Audio-only On-Demand Webcasts.

Iowa, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin DO NOT approve Audio Only On-Demand Web Programs.

If you have already received credit for attending some or the entire program, please be aware that state administrators do not permit you to accrue additional credit for repeat viewing even if an additional credit certificate is subsequently issued.

If applicable, the RCA will apply for credit in your state upon request.