We have a number of cross-platform committees and groups which address specific issues affecting the membership as a whole.
The Invest Europe Public Affairs Executive (PAE) is the leading decision-maker on issues affecting European private equity. Invest Europe's Chair leads the PAE, which has seats for representatives of the Limited Partner, Venture Capital, Mid-Market and Global Private Equity Platforms, as well as Invest Europe's Chief Executive Officer.
The British, French and German private equity associations, the three largest in Europe, have a seat each on the PAE. A rotating seat is reserved for the association of the country holding the six-monthly EU Presidency. The Chairs of the Tax and the Legal and Regulatory Committees are also members of the PAE. The PAE regularly exchanges information with the Representative Group, which consists of all Europe's national associations.
Other Invest Europe members are invited to be part of the PAE as guests. These include Invest Europe's former Chair, the Chair-Elect, the Chair of the Financial Services and Regulatory Working Group, and the Chair of the International Tax and Tax Reporting Working Group.
Thierry Baudon - Mid Europa Partners - Invest Europe Chair
Armance Bordes - Sofinnova Partners - representing the Invest Europe VC Platform
Martin Sjölund - Summa Equity - representing the Invest Europe Mid-Market Platform
Clare Copeland - The Carlyle Group - representing the Invest Europe GPE Platform
Sebastian Ippisch - Allianz Capital Partners GmbH – representing the Invest Europe Limited Partner Platform
Eric de Montgolfier - representing Invest Europe
Michael Moore - representing the BVCA
Ulrike Hinrichs - representing the BVK
Alexis Dupont - representing France Invest
Ed Hall - Arendt & Medernach - representing the Invest Europe Legal & Regulatory Committee
Édouard Chapellier - Linklaters - representing the Invest Europe Tax Committee
Patricia Volhard - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP - representing the Financial Services and Regulatory Working Group
Phil Bartram - Travers Smith LLP - representing the Financial Services and Regulatory Working Group
The Representative Group consists of members of all of Europe’s national trade associations. It discusses industry issues at both national and European level.
Thierry Baudon - Current Invest Europe Chair
Pierre Demaerel - BVA (Belgian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association)
Evgeny Angelov - BVCA (Bulgarian Venture Capital Association)
Irina Anghel - ROPEA (Romanian Private Equity Association)
José Zudaire - ASCRI (Asociación Española De Entidades De Capital-Riesgo)
Sarah Jane Larkin - IVCA (Irish Venture Capital Association)
Paulo Caetano - APCRI (Associação Portuguesa de Capital de Risco)
Isabella de Feudis - SVCA (Swedish Private Equity & Venture Capital Association)
Anna Gervasoni - AIFI (Italian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association)
Jan Kutan - SLOVCA (Slovak Venture Capital Association)
Michael Moore - BVCA (British Venture Capital Association)
Ulrike Hinrichs - BVK (German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association)
Zuzana Pickova - CVCA (Czech Venture Capital Association)
Stéphane Pesch - LPEA (Luxembourg Private Equity and Venture Capital Association)
Anita Matisone - LVCA (Latvian Venture Capital Association)
Rudolf Kinsky - AVCO (Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Organisation)
Mirna Marovic - CVCA (Croatian Venture Capital Association)
Tjarda Molenaar - NVP (Nederlandse Vereniging van Participatiemaatschappijen)
Barbara Nowakowska - PSIK (Polish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association)
Henrik Sass Larsen - DVCA (Danish Venture Capital and Private Equity Association)
Maurice Pedergnana - SECA (Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association)
Alexis Dupont - France Invest
Pia Santavirta - FVCA (Finnish Venture Capital Association)
Rokas Peciulaitis - LT VCA (Lithuanian Venture Capital Association)
Ibolya Pinter - HVCA (Hungarian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association)
Ellen Amalie Vold - NVCA (Norwegian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association)
Kadri Lindpere - EstVCA (Estonian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association)
Eric de Montgolfier - Invest Europe
Invest Europe’s Legal and Regulatory Committee deals with legal and regulatory matters affecting European private equity and combines the legal expertise of Invest Europe and its national association members.
Cooperating closely with the national associations, the committee provides information, expert evidence and advice to Invest Europe and its members. It advises Invest Europe’s wider public and regulatory affairs activities by supporting the Public Affairs Executive.
As with its counterpart, the Tax Committee, the committee is appointed by and reports to the Invest Europe Board. Each of the four Invest Europe Platforms has a representative on the committee. The national representatives are nominated by their respective national associations.
Ed Hall - Goodwin Procter (United Kingdom)
Isabel Rodríguez - King & Wood Mallesons (Spain)
David Thompson - Aberdeen Standard Investments
Benedikt Sudbrock - Acton Capital
Lionel Bergeron - Siparex
Babet Carrier - Cinven
Simon Powell - Advent International
Wendy Ng - Antin Infrastructure Partners
Austria and Germany
Patricia Volhard - Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Dr Fabian Euhus - Schnittker Möllmannn Partners
Charles-Antoine Leunen - Linklaters
Paulus Hidén - Borenius Attorneys Ltd
Jakob Mosegaard Larsen - Mazanti
Carl Johan Zimdahl - Mannheimer Swartling
Dr Jörg Menzer - Noerr
Véronique De Hemmer Gudme - Clifford Chance
Julien Vandenbussche - DLA Piper
Enzo Schiavello - Legance
Patricia Taylor - William Fry
Gilles Dusemon - Arendt & Medernach
Kees Groffen - De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek
Ana Sofia Batista - Abreu Advogados
The United Kingdom
Stephanie Biggs - Travers Smith
The Legal and Regulatory Committee is supported by a working group and Task Forces set up to bundle the expertise of Invest Europe’s membership on specific market sectors or topics.
The Financial Services/Regulatory Working Group (formerly AIFMD Technical Group) is the key working group supporting Invest Europe in its lobbying work and activities around the AIFMD and EuVECA. Since the start of the AIFMD legislative process in 2008, the group has provided (legal) advice, guidance and expertise on AIFMD-related issues, aimed not only at European and national policymakers but also at Invest Europe members. The Working Group has also been involved in Invest Europe’s work on the European Venture Capital Fund Regulation (EuVECA).
Patricia Volhard, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Phil Bartram, Travers Smith LLP
Geoffrey Bailhache, The Blackstone Group International Partners LLP
Gregg Beechey, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson (London) LLP
Stephanie Biggs, Travers Smith LLP
Paula Caamaño Sambade, The Blackstone Group International Partners LLP
Lisa Cawley, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
Molly Diggins, Monument Group
Gilles Dusemon, Arendt & Medernach
Joel Gindill, UBS Investment Bank
Christopher Good, Macfarlanes LLP
Ed Hall, Goodwin Procter
Paulus Hidén, Borenius Attorneys Ltd
Jin-Hyuk Jang, Debevoise & Plimpton
Daniel Jackson, Goldman Sachs Asset Management International
Jacqueline Jones, Clifford Chance
Ed Kingsbury, CMS London
Tim Lewis, Travers Smith LLP
Manuel Lorenz, Baker & McKenzie
Owen Lysak, Clifford Chance
Oliver Morris, Sanne Group
Fionnuala Oomen, Clifford Chance
Justin Partington, IQ-EQ
Reva Raghavan, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
Martin Sjölund, Summa Equity
Adam Skinner, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
John Verwey, Proskauer
Simon Witney, Travers Smith
John Young, Debevoise & Plimpton
Carl Johan Zimdahl, Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyra AB
Invest Europe’s Tax Committee deals with tax matters affecting European Private Equity and Venture Capital and combines the tax expertise of Invest Europe and its national association members.
The committee provides information and input on relevant tax matters related to EU and international tax policy. It informs Invest Europe’s wider public and regulatory affairs activities by supporting the Public Affairs Executive.
Edouard Chapellier – Linklaters (France)
Clare Copeland - The Carlyle Group (GPE Platform)
Thijs van Dongen - EIF
Richard Thomson - PwC
Richard Thomson - PwC
Andrew Collier - Advent International
Austria and Germany
Christian Schatz - Flick Gocke Schaumburg
Nick Van Gils - EY
Niclas Holst Sonne - EY
Per Stenbeck - EY
Mikko Alakare - Castrén & Snellman Attorneys
Radosław Krupa - EY
Con Quigley - BDO Ireland
Angelo Bonissoni - CBA Studio Legale e Tributario
Patrick Mischo - Allen & Overy
Marco de Lignie - Loyens and Loeff
Miguel Torres - Telles Advogados
Rodrigo Ogea - Baker McKenzie
The United Kingdom
Tim Hughes - PwC
The Tax Committee is supported by one working group set up to bundle the expertise of Invest Europe’s membership on international tax issues.
This Working Group has been set up to monitor and advise on international tax developments. More recently, the negotiations on OECD BEPS have been at the forefront of the agenda.
Geoffrey Bailhache, Blackstone Group
Mark Baldwin, Macfarlanes
Ludo Bammens, KKR
Raphaël Béra, Reed Smith
Fabio Brunelli, Di Tanno e Associati
Peter Bujotzek, P+P
Emidio Cacciapuoti, McDermott, Will & Emery
Edouard Chapellier, Linklaters
Laura Charkin, Goodwin
Emily Clark, Travers Smith
Brenda Coleman, Ropes & Gray
Marco de Lignie, Loyens & Loeff
Tim Hughes, PwC
Michel Klingler, Partners group
Jaime Martinez-Iniguez, Baker & McKenzie
Luc Meeus, Baker & McKenzie
Patrick Mischo, Allen & Overy
Chaim Miller, Blackstone Group
James Modrall, Norton Rose Fulbright
Silvain Niekel, EY
Martin Nilsson, Mannheimer Swartling Advokatbyra AB
Daniel Noe Harboe, PwC
Bernard Peeters, Tiberghien
Jamiel Poindexter, Proskauer
Giovanna Perkins, Blackstone Group
Matt Saronson, Debevoise
Christian Schatz, Flick Gocke Schaumburg (Tax)
Alexander Secker, Loyens and Loeff
Shannon Stafford, Carlyle Group
Dominic Stuttaford, Norton Rose Fulbright
Dany Teillant, Deloitte
Klas Tikkanen, Nordic capital
Bert van der Poel, Loyens and Loeff
Sylvie Vansteenkiste, Reed Smith
Heikki Wahlroos, Borenius
Richard Ward, Debevoise
Invest Europe represents the European private equity industry, playing a constructive part in developing the EU and international legislation that shapes the future of the industry.
Invest Europe guides and Q&As are designed to give members a first overview of the impact of EU and international law on their businesses.
Our members support employment, drive innovation and foster growth. Invest Europe’s Manifesto sets out the priorities for our industry over the coming five years.
The monthly members’ policy call explores the latest EU policy developments and are a chance for members to discuss them directly with the Public Affairs team.
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