Zeidler makes organisational revamp with new appointments

Zeidler Group has updated its leadership and organisational infrastructure to help further connect the company’s wide-ranging capabilities to advance future growth.

The revamp will see Jasminka Makovec appointed as head of the regulatory services division. Makovec has been with Zeidler since 2019 and previously worked for Google and the University of Zagreb.

The newly formed regulatory services division will provide solutions for counterparty due diligence, fund registrations, facility agents and ongoing fund governance, and combines regulatory and legal oversight with technology to enable assets managers to manage their compliance obligations more simply.

Heading Zeidler’s legal services division will be Valentin Chantereau, who previously joined Zeidler as head of legal for Paris in 2021. Chantereau holds over 13 years of experience within the asset management and regulatory compliance spaces.

Zeidler’s legal services division encompasses legal advisory solutions for asset management ranging from fund structuring, compliance services, bespoke legal advice, company secretary services, marketing material reviews and more.

Gemma Capelo will take on the role of head of Zeidler’s reporting services divison. Capelo joined Zeidler as senior associate and product owner last year and holds experience with legal technology as well as leading and directing documentation production and all matter relating to factsheets.

Prashant Patil will maintain his position as head of Zeidler’s software engineering division, who has been at the helm of Zeidler’s software engineering department since 2018. This department is responsible for maintaining and developing Zeidler’s digital platform, Zeidler Swift – which consists of modules for legal and compliance oversight to ensure asset managers can keep ahead of regulatory changes and meet their obligations effectively.

Zeidler CEO and founder Arne Zeidler said, “Zeidler Group’s continuous growth, dedication to client delivery and product innovation is a testament to our business leaders and wider team. Jasminka, Valentin, Gemma, and Prashant are exceptional leaders with high calibre experience and deep industry expertise and have each respectively, played an integral part in the transformation of Zeidler Group’s suite of services and solutions.

“They have built and nurtured truly collaborative and lasting partnerships with our clients, colleagues, and our wider community and I am confident we will continue building lasting partnerships, producing high calibre research-driven legal advice, and providing digitally innovative solutions that create lasting value for our clients.”

Zeidler chief delivery officer Maximillian Harper added, “Client delivery is a cornerstone value of Zeidler Group, the new service divisions and leadership will further streamline our legal, reporting, and regulatory services globally and accelerate our client onboarding and further support our clients. Jasminka, Valentin, Gemma and Prashant will each respectively play a key role in our global expansion as a technology-driven law firm servicing the asset management industry, and I wish them continued success.”

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