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Dr. Markus A. Federle

Dr. Markus A. Federle

Senior Managing Director - General Counsel & Head of Compliance Samena Capital


Markus Federle is the General Counsel and Head of Group Compliance of Samena Capital and a Senior Managing Director of Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai.

He has more than 19 years of experience advising investors on M&A, private equity and other complex transactions in equity, debt and real estate. Prior to joining Samena Capital, Dr. Federle was a Co-Founder and Managing Director of The Fairsky Group, a Swiss and London based group advising funds and investors in alternative strategies.

Previously, Dr. Federle was a Co-Founder, Partner and General Counsel of ESO Capital Group, a US$500 million investment manager focusing on illiquid special situations investments throughout Europe.

Prior to this, Dr. Federle was a partner at the international law firms Dewey Ballantine and Norton Rose where he specialized in transactional work for private equity and hedge funds. He started his career as an associate at the German law firm Hengeler Mueller in Frankfurt.

Dr. Federle holds a JD and Ph.D. (Dr iur) from the University of Freiburg i.Br. (German Academic Foundation Fellow), a Licence en Droit from the Université D’Aix-Marseille, and a Master of Laws (LLM) from the University of California at Los Angeles (Fulbright Fellow). He is also qualified as a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA).

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