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Public affairs committees & groups


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

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.



Anne Fossemalle - European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) - Invest Europe Chair


Armance Bordes - Sofinnova Partners - representing the Invest Europe VC Platform

Martin Sjölund - Summa Equity - representing the Invest Europe Mid-Market Platform

Gordon Scott / 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 - Goodwin Procter - representing the Invest Europe Legal & Regulatory Committee 

Édouard Chapellier - Linklaters - representing the Invest Europe Tax Committee

Zuzana Picková - CVCA - representing the NVCA of the country of the forthcoming EU Presidency


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

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.



Thierry Baudon - Current Invest Europe Chair


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

Evgeny Angelov - BVCA (Bulgarian Venture Capital Association)

Daniela Toader - 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

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


Edouard Chapellier – Linklaters (France)


Clare Copeland - The Carlyle Group (GPE Platform)

Platform Representatives

LP Platform

Thijs van Dongen - EIF

VC Platform

Richard Thomson - PwC

MM Platform

Richard Thomson - PwC

GPE Platform

Andrew Collier - Advent International

Regional Representatives

Austria and Germany

Christian Schatz - Flick Gocke Schaumburg


Nick Van Gils - EY

Nordic Region

Niclas Holst Sonne - EY
Per Stenbeck - EY
Mikko Alakare - Castrén & Snellman Attorneys

CEE Region

Radosław Krupa - EY


Con Quigley - BDO Ireland


Angelo Bonissoni - CBA Studio Legale e Tributario


Patrick Mischo - Allen & Overy

The Netherlands

Marco de Lignie - Loyens and Loeff


Miguel Torres - Telles Advogados


Rodrigo Ogea - Baker McKenzie



The United Kingdom

Tim Hughes - PwC

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