Director/ General Counsel
Since joining the firm in 2006, Jordan Urstadt has built the legal department and has created it to focus on ‘those issues where in-house counsel are best positioned to build expertise, namely in knowledge and expertise of the company’. One of the achievements he is most proud of is the role he took in initiating and steering the EMPEA (Emerging Markets Private Equity Association) guidelines for the governments and regulators interested in creating a favourable environment for the private equity. Jordan has steeled the Capital Dynamics legal team with a strong ethos for external counsel partnering: ‘for market expertise in general areas of the law, we do not invest in bringing that expertise in-house expertise because we believe the firm company will be best served by outside counsel instead. The legal department, as a result, is highly focused on managing outside counsel and speaking to corporate issues which has enabled us to provide cost-effective services with a small team for a company of 160 employees’.