Regulation and compliance: doing more with less

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Regulation and compliance: doing more with less

Regulation and compliance: doing more with less

About the speakers
  • Tim Hames
    Tim Hames
    Partner at Acuti Associates
    Dr Tim Hames is a former Lecturer in American and British Politics at Oxford University and an ex-Assistant Editor of The Times who then served as Director General of the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (BVCA) from 2013-2019. He is a specialist in the relationship between business and politics. He is also now a best-selling author (The Long Shot: The Inside Story of the Race to Vaccinate Britain written with Dame Kate Bingham), and a consultant and senior adviser to institutions across a variety of spheres, but with a particular emphasis on the private equity and venture capital sectors. He is the co-founder of, and partner at, Acuti Associates, which specialises in advising on domestic and international political risk. Tim’s focus is on the UK, the US and China.
  • Elliot Stevens
    Elliot Stevens
    General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at Campbell Lutyens
    Elliot joined Campbell Lutyens in February 2022 and heads up the legal and compliance teams globally, bringing over 15 years’ experience of the private equity, asset management and financial services sectors, gained both in private practice and in the industry. Previously, Elliot was General Counsel at Shore Capital and Puma Investments, prior to which he was a Counsel in the Investment Funds practice at Akin Gump, specialising in fund formation and providing day to day advice to private equity and other alternative asset managers. Elliot gained his law degree at Oxford University and completed his training contract at Linklaters.
  • Dana Al-Awami
    Dana Al-Awami
    Legal Counsel at Adams Street Partners
    Dana is a legal counsel at Adams Street and covers Adams Street’s UK and EU compliance programs and the firm’s European investment vehicles. Prior to joining Adams Street, Dana was a Legal and Compliance Associate at Quadrature Capital Limited in London, where she was instrumental in building and growing the firm’s legal and compliance functions. Her work experience also includes a position at Mizuho International plc, where she worked on the bank’s Brexit contingency plans and assisted Mizuho in setting up a BaFin-regulated subsidiary in Frankfurt. Dana started her career in Vienna, Austria where she was a research and teaching assistant at the University of Vienna, prior to working at two top-tier law firms where she specialized in EU regulatory law and managed debt finance transactions. She studied law in London, Dublin and Vienna.
  • Chris Frank Gansen
    Chris Frank Gansen
    General Counsel & CCO at Redalpine
    As General Counsel Chris has overall responsibility for all matters relating to tax, legal, regulatory, fund administration and sustainability of Redalpine and its investment funds. After his legal studies he gained first practical experiences at a Swiss law firm and in the transaction advisory department of a leading management consulting company, before becoming legal counsel of an alternative investment group with USD 4bn AuM. Prior to joining Redalpine as General Counsel, Chris helped building up the private markets division of a Liechtenstein-based private bank as a transaction lawyer. Chris is holding law degrees from both, University of Strasbourg in France and University of Zurich in Switzerland. Founded in 2006, Redalpine is a Swiss venture capital firm bringing together financial investment, operational expertise, and a vast international network to help ambitious entrepreneurs transform their vision into a reality. With over EUR 1bn AuM and a disciplined, sector-agnostic investment strategy, the firm has backed some of Europe’s most disruptive companies, including N26, Taxfix, Inkitt, 9fin, Carvolution, Zenjob, vivenu, and Umiami. Redalpine has over 85 companies in its portfolio and invests Europe-wide from its offices in Zurich and Berlin.

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