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Mark Kenderdine-Davies

Board of Directors Secretary , Legal & Regulatory Council Chair, General Counsel

LocationCDC Group plc

Mark Kenderdine-Davies, a British national, is General Counsel of CDC Group plc (CDC) with oversight... Read More

Mark Kenderdine-Davies

Board of Directors Secretary , Legal & Regulatory Council Chair, General Counsel

Mark Kenderdine-Davies, a British national, is General Counsel of CDC Group plc (CDC) with oversight of the company’s legal and regulatory affairs. Mark manages the company’s legal team and corporate secretariat and sits on its private funds investment committee.

CDC, established
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CDC Group plc

Antonio Cintra

Partner

LocationTozziniFreire Advogados

Antonio Felix is Head of the Capital Markets and Banking and Finance practice groups and... Read More

Antonio Cintra

Partner

Antonio Felix is Head of the Capital Markets and Banking and Finance practice groups and one of the coordinators of TozziniFreire's Japan Practice Group. Antonio Felix has extensive experience in capital market operations, national and international financings, securitizations, project finance,
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TozziniFreire Advogados

John Daghlian

Partner

Location O'Melveny & Myers LLP

John Daghlian is a partner in O’Melveny's London office, and head of the Firm's Investment Funds Practice. He acts... Read More

John Daghlian

Partner

John Daghlian is a partner in O’Melveny's London office, and head of the Firm's Investment Funds Practice. He acts on a large range of international and domestic private equity driven transactions, including the establishment of private equity funds, private equity portfolio transactions, management buy-outs,
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O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Mark Davies

Partner

LocationKing & Spalding LLC

Mark Davies leads Ashurst's Investment Funds Group in Asia. Mark has been living and working... Read More

Mark Davies

Partner

Mark Davies leads Ashurst's Investment Funds Group in Asia. Mark has been living and working in Tokyo and Singapore since 2000.

Mark specialises in advising fund sponsors and fund managers on the structuring and formation of private investment funds, including private
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King & Spalding LLC

William Doffermyre

Vice President and General Counsel

LocationOverseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

William Doffermyre serves as the Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment... Read More

William Doffermyre

Vice President and General Counsel

William Doffermyre serves as the Vice President and General Counsel of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. As Vice President and General Counsel, Mr. Doffermyre leads the agency’s legal affairs department, which provides legal guidance to OPIC’s main business lines in
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Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC)

Folake Elias-Adebowale

Partner

Location Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Folake Elias-Adebowale is a partner at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, where she co-heads its private... Read More

Folake Elias-Adebowale

Partner

Folake Elias-Adebowale is a partner at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, where she co-heads its private equity and corporate advisory teams, and is a member of its energy and natural resources team. Her specialisations include acquisitions, project finance for energy, gas
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Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

Laura Friedrich

Partner

Location Shearman & Sterling LLP

Laura Friedrich is a partner in the firm’s Global Asset Management Group, with a concentration... Read More

Laura Friedrich

Partner

Laura Friedrich is a partner in the firm’s Global Asset Management Group, with a concentration in private fund formation, structuring and compliance matters. She is also the firm’s co-hiring partner. Ms. Friedrich has extensive experience working with U.S. and international
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Shearman & Sterling LLP

Geoffrey Kittredge

Partner

Location Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Geoffrey Kittredge, a corporate partner, focuses his practice on private equity and investment fund formation.... Read More

Geoffrey Kittredge

Partner

Geoffrey Kittredge, a corporate partner, focuses his practice on private equity and investment fund formation. Labeled a “private equity ace” by Legal Week, he is ranked as a leading individual in Chambers UK (2011) and described as “one of the
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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Prakash Mehta

Partner

LocationAkin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Prakash H. Mehta co-heads the firm’s investment funds and private equity practice group. Mr. Mehta... Read More

Prakash Mehta

Partner

Prakash H. Mehta co-heads the firm’s investment funds and private equity practice group. Mr. Mehta regularly represents a broad range of investment management clients and regularly advises on complex international corporate transactions. He represents investment banks; private equity and hedge
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Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP

Zia Mody

Founder and Senior Partner

LocationAZB & Partners

Zia Mody is the Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners. Zia is one... Read More

Zia Mody

Founder and Senior Partner

Zia Mody is the Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners. Zia is one of India’s foremost corporate attorneys. She has a B.A. (Law) from Cambridge, an LLM from Harvard, and is a member of the New York State
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AZB & Partners

Gordon Myers

Chief Counsel Technology and Private Equity

LocationInternational Finance Corporation (IFC)

Gordon Myers is Chief Counsel, Technology and Private Equity, of International Finance Corporation, a member... Read More

Gordon Myers

Chief Counsel Technology and Private Equity

Gordon Myers is Chief Counsel, Technology and Private Equity, of International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. Gordon is global lead counsel for IFC's funds investment practice. He has represented IFC in a number of complex funds
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International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Peter O'Driscoll

Partner

LocationOrrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Peter O’Driscoll is co-head of Orrick's Global Private Equity Group and chairs Orrick's New York... Read More

Peter O'Driscoll

Partner

Peter O’Driscoll is co-head of Orrick's Global Private Equity Group and chairs Orrick's New York corporate department.  He has extensive experience in cross-border M&A, private equity and capital markets transactions in various emerging markets, Europe and the United States.  Much
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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Chike Obianwu

Partner

LocationTemplars

Chike Obianwu is a Partner at the leading Nigerian law firm, Templars. He holds a... Read More

Chike Obianwu

Partner

Chike Obianwu is a Partner at the leading Nigerian law firm, Templars. He holds a Master of Laws degree from the University College London and is admitted to practise in Nigeria and in England & Wales. He was formerly joint
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Templars

Bayo Odubeko

Partner, Corporate Finance

LocationNorton Rose Fulbright

Bayo Odubeko is a corporate finance partner in the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright.... Read More

Bayo Odubeko

Partner, Corporate Finance

Bayo Odubeko is a corporate finance partner in the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright. Bayo has advised extensively in the emerging markets with a particular focus on Africa. Bayo advises many of the leading Africa focussed private equity and
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Norton Rose Fulbright

Paul Owers

Partner, General Counsel

LocationActis

Paul Owers is our General Counsel, based in London. He is responsible for all corporate and... Read More

Paul Owers

Partner, General Counsel

Paul Owers is our General Counsel, based in London. He is responsible for all corporate and transactional legal support. Paul joined Actis in 1994 with responsibility for all legal aspects of the portfolio in sub-Saharan Africa. The scope of his role
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Actis

George Springsteen

Head of Legal

Location IFC Asset Management Company

George Springsteen joined AMC in May 2010 as the Head of Legal where he has... Read More

George Springsteen

Head of Legal

George Springsteen joined AMC in May 2010 as the Head of Legal where he has overall responsibility for legal matters relating to AMC and its Funds. Before joining AMC, George was Chief Counsel in IFC’s Legal Department, working on private
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IFC Asset Management Company

Mara Topping

Partner

LocationWhite & Case LLP

Mara Topping is a member of White & Case's corporate funds group and concentrates on... Read More

Mara Topping

Partner

Mara Topping is a member of White & Case's corporate funds group and concentrates on domestic and international private equity investment funds, venture capital funds and hedge funds.

Ms. Topping has extensive experience in the formation, structuring and issuance of securities
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White & Case LLP

Cindy Valentine

Partner

LocationSimmons & Simmons

Cindy Valentine

Partner

Simmons & Simmons

Nigel Wellings

Partner

LocationClifford Chance

Nigel Wellings

Partner

Clifford Chance

Harald Zeiter

Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal & Compliance

LocationCapital Dynamics

Harald Zeiter is a Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance and member... Read More

Harald Zeiter

Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal & Compliance

Harald Zeiter is a Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance and member of the Executive Committee at Capital Dynamics, a Swiss based asset management company that invests in private equity and clean energy infrastructure. Capital Dynamics manages
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Capital Dynamics
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