Data & Intelligence

Getting Governance Right: Does the Law Matter?

Does Law Matter? Although that may be an odd question for a practicing lawyer to pose, it is a central question for legal academics and policy-makers – in all countries, and  across all fields of activity. How does any particular law affect the way people behave? Is it a force for good, or does it get in the way? Does it encourage – or inhibit – desirable behaviours, or is it irrelevant?

As a lawyer working in the private equity sector, I had often asked that question about British company law. In particular, what effect do legal rules have on the behaviour of those in charge of private companies? The rules seemed benign enough to me – although practitioners have to navigate their way through them – but do they serve any useful purpose?

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

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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