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Committees & groups

We have a number of cross-platform committees and groups which address specific issues affecting the membership as a whole.

Public Affairs Executive Representative Group Legal & Regulatory Committee Tax Committee
Public Affairs Executive

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 Large Buyout 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 Tax and Legal and Regulatory Committees are also members of the committee. 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 and the Chair of the Financial Services and Regulatory Working Group.

Composition

Chair

Thierry Baudon - Mid Europa Partners - Invest Europe Chair

Members

Anne Glover - Amadeus Capital Partners - representing Invest Europe VC Platform

Caroline Crowley - OpCapita LLP - representing Invest Europe Mid-Market Platform

Roderick Macmillan - Carlyle - representing Invest Europe Large Buyout Platform

Sebastian Ippisch, Allianz Capital Partners GmbH – representing 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

Gilles Dusemon - Arendt & Medernach - representing the Invest Europe Legal & Regulatory Committee 

Marco de Lignie - Loyens & Loeff - representing the Invest Europe Tax Committee

Guests

Nenad Marovac - DN Capital - Invest Europe former Chair

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

Pia Santavirta - FVCA (Finnish Venture Capital Association) - as the NVCA of the country holding the current Presidency of the Council of the EU

Representative 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.

Composition

Chair

Thierry Baudon - Current Invest Europe Chair

Members

Pierre Demaerel - BVA (Belgian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association)

Evgeny Angelov – BVCA (Bulgarian Venture Capital Association)

Irina Anghel - SEEPEA (South Eastern Europe's 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)

Rajaa Mekouar-Schneider - 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)

Henriette Kinnunen - 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)

Skaiste Budbergyte-Zabielaite - LT VCA (Lithuanian Venture Capital Association)

Ibolya Pinter - HVCA (Hungarian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association)

Rikke Eckhoff Høvding - NVCA (Norwegian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association)

Kristiina Vassilkova - EstVCA (Estonian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association)

Eric de Montgolfier - Invest Europe

Legal & Regulatory Committee Tax Committee

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.

Committee Leaders

Chair               

Marco de Lignie - Loyens and Loeff (The Netherlands)


Vice-Chair 
               

Edouard Chapellier – Linklaters (France)


Platform Representatives

LP Platform

Thijs van Dongen - EIF


VC Platform

Richard Thomson - PwC


MM Platform

Richard Thomson - PwC


LBO Platform

Clare Copeland - Carlyle
Andrew Collier - Advent International


Regional Representatives

Austria and Germany

Christian Schatz - Flick Gocke Schaumburg


Belgium

Nick Van Gils - EY


Nordic Region

Daniel Noe Harboe – PwC
Per Stenbeck - EY
Mikko Alakare - Castrén & Snellman Attorneys


CEE Region

Ewa Grzejszczyk - Deloitte Doradztwo Podatkowe Sp. z o. o.


France

Edouard Chapellier – Linklaters


Italy

Angelo Bonissoni - CBA Studio Legale e Tributario


Ireland

John Murphy - PwC


Luxembourg

Patrick Mischo - Allen & Overy


The Netherlands

Marco de Lignie - Loyens & Loeff


Portugal

Alexandra Courela - Abreu Advogados


Spain

Rodrigo Ogea - Baker McKenzie


Switzerland

Dieter Wirth - PwC


The United Kingdom

Tim Hughes - PwC

Working Groups led by the Tax Committee

The Tax Committee is supported by one working group set up to bundle the expertise of Invest Europe’s membership on international tax issues.

International Tax and Tax Reporting Group

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.


Members

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 
Roderick MacMillan, Carlyle 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

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