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EMPEA Guidelines

The EMPEA Guidelines identify elements of legal and tax regimes that experience from other markets has demonstrated will help attract robust international and local private equity and venture capital investment. The Guidelines are intended to serve as a general framework for constructive dialogue amongst all stakeholders – policymakers, regulators and investors – to strike a balance between effective protections and overly restrictive regulatory approaches that stymie investment flows. Already a part of conversations with policy makers and regulators in Africa and Asia, the Guidelines represent another step in EMPEA's efforts to inform regulatory approaches that will increase private equity flows and spur economic development.

EMPEA Guidelines: Key Elements

The guidelines comprise 10 specific topics important to private investment and should be read in conjunction with the detail and supporting materials that follow.
  1. Effective, clear and flexible corporate and securities laws, with the ability to negotiate rights in capital structures.
  2. Conformity to international standards of business integrity and anti-corruption.
  3. Clear, consistent and internationally competitive taxation.
  4. Reliable and consistent approach to dispute resolution and enforcement.
  5. Non-discriminatory treatment of cross-border investment.
  6. Efficient, transparent and fair regulatory environment.
  7. Transparent and reliable rules for expropriation.
  8. Stable and fair framework for property rights.
  9. Flexibility in insolvency proceedings and fairness for stakeholders.
  10. Ability to contract freely, with minimum prescription by statute.

EMPEA represents the leading global investors in EM. I look forward to working alongside to drive much-needed capital for financing entrepreneurs and businesses worldwide.

Renuka Ramnath | Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited

EMPEA plays an important and energetic role across the markets it represents, driving outreach and research initiatives, and promoting the role of private capital.

Brian Lim | Partner and Head of Asia and Emerging Markets, Pantheon Ventures

The developed markets have no equivalent to the role EMPEA is playing as a convener and source of trusted information in the emerging markets.

David Rubenstein | Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group

I’m honored to join fellow industry pioneers in the leadership of an unparalleled network, filled with first movers, shaping the future of industries and communities.

Dr. Andrew Kuper | Founder and CEO, LeapFrog Investments

EMPEA's market and industry intelligence opens doors to new sources of capital.  I look forward to the future success of EMPEA and its members.

Torbjorn Caesar | Senior Partner, Actis

While there are certainly challenges for the industry, the opportunities abound in our target markets and globally, making a global association like EMPEA more relevant than ever.

Drew Guff | Managing Director & Founding Partner, Siguler Guff & Company