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Mark Kenderdine-Davies

General Counsel

CDC Group plc

Mark Kenderdine-Davies serves as Secretary for EMPEA's Board of Directors and Chair of its Legal... Read More

Mark Kenderdine-Davies

General Counsel

Mark Kenderdine-Davies serves as Secretary for EMPEA's Board of Directors and Chair of its Legal & Regulatory Council.

Mark, a British national, is General Counsel of CDC Group plc (CDC) with oversight of the company’s legal and regulatory affairs. Mark manages
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CDC Group plc

Carolyn Campbell

Managing Director General

Counsel Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Carolyn Campbell is a Managing Director, General Counsel and founding partner of Emerging Capital Partners... Read More

Carolyn Campbell

Managing Director General

Carolyn Campbell is a Managing Director, General Counsel and founding partner of Emerging Capital Partners (ECP).  Ms Campbell is also a member of the executive committee and ECP's investment committees.  With seven funds and over $1.8 billion under management, ECP
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Counsel Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Antonio Cintra

Partner

TozziniFreire Advogados

Head of the Capital Markets and Banking and Finance practice groups and one of the... Read More

Antonio Cintra

Partner

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, and foreign investment.
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TozziniFreire Advogados

John Daghlian

Partner

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

King & Spalding

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

Barbara Day

Head Counsel for Investment Funds

OPIC

Barbara Day has served as head counsel for the Investment Funds Group at the Overseas... Read More

Barbara Day

Head Counsel for Investment Funds

Barbara Day has served as head counsel for the Investment Funds Group at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation’s (OPIC), the US Government’s Development Finance Institution, since 2006. OPIC was one of the earliest supporters of emerging markets private equity funds
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OPIC

Folake Elias-Adebowale

Partner

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

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

Debevoise & Plimpton

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

Gordon Myers

Chief Counsel

International Finance Corporation (IFC)

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

Gordon Myers

Chief Counsel

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)

Zia Mody

Founder and Senior Partner

AZB & Partners

The Founder and Senior Partner of AZB & Partners, Zia is one of India’s foremost... Read More

Zia Mody

Founder and Senior Partner

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 Bar. She began
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AZB & Partners

Chike Obianwu

Partner

Templars

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

Corporate Finance Partner

Norton Rose Fulbright

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

Bayo Odubeko

Corporate Finance Partner

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

Peter O’Driscoll

Partner

Orrick, 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

Paul Owers

Partner, General Counsel Actis

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

Paul Owers

Partner, General Counsel Actis

Paul 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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George Springsteen

Head of Legal

IFC Asset Management Company

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

George Springsteen

Head of Legal

George 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 equity,
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IFC Asset Management Company

Mara Topping

Partner

White & Case LLP

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

Mara Topping

Partner

Ms. 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

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin

Cindy Valentine

Partner

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin

Nigel Wellings

Partner

Clifford Chance

Nigel Wellings

Partner

Clifford Chance

Harald Zeiter

Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance and member of the Executive Committee

Capital Dynamics

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

Harald Zeiter

Managing Director, General Counsel, Head of Legal and Compliance and member of the Executive Committee

Harald 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 investments
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Capital Dynamics
EMPEA has served as a useful reference platform for CDPQ by helping to define the eligible universe of fund managers in growth markets. Membership provides background data and a...

Rashad Kaldany | Executive Vice-President and Growth Markets, CDPQ

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 Managing Director, The Carlyle Group