• 5 May 2021
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    50 minutes

ALX 2021: Panel 2 - Proving the value of legal to the wider business

On Thursday 29 April 2021, Apperio held its first virtual legal conference for private fund leaders - ALX.


Legal costs are sometimes seen as a cost of business, but as investment costs across the board grow, so too has scrutiny. This necessitates a proactive approach to managing the legal budget, which is a sizeable challenge as legal costs can vary widely and are traditionally unpredictable.

The second panel looked at how to prove the value of legal to the wider business including:

  • How and why legal expenses exceed budgets
  • Which matters in private investing are most prone to cost overruns
  • Big-ticket legal costs outside fundraising or M&A
  • Reactive ways for managing higher-than-expected invoices now
  • Proactive ways to better manage legal spend 


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Nicholas d'Adhemar

CEO and Founder of Apperio

Michael Fastert

Michael Fastert

CFO and CLO at TIG Advisors LLC

Sabrina Rusnak-Carlson

Sabrina Rusnak-Carlson

General Counsel at First Eagle Credit

Kate Southwell

Kate Southwell

General Counsel at Pala Investments

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