General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer
Graeme Bell is Envelop Risk’s General Counsel and Chief Legal Officer. He is a director and serves on the Remuneration Committee. He was previously a non-executive director of the company.
Graeme advised Envelop as outside counsel for a number of years before joining the company. Prior to joining, he was a corporate partner in various international law firms. He was a founding partner of Asafo & Co in London, an international firm focused on Africa from offices in the UK, Europe and US. He was also a partner and head of Private Equity at New York headquartered firm Cohen & Gresser, lead the Private Equity practice at insurance specialist firm DAC Beachcroft and was head of the London office of leading Irish firm Mason Hayes & Curran. He spent a significant amount of time with Akin Gump in London and New York and before that at Ashurst in London and Frankfurt. He also spent time on secondment at Virgin Group covering the legal needs of the group.
Graeme has over 20 years of experience representing clients in cross-border private equity transactions, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, public takeovers, joint ventures, capital markets transactions, distressed investing, and corporate restructurings. He has acted for private equity, VC, hedge and sovereign wealth funds, family offices and international corporations across a variety of sectors including technology, insurance, financial services, telecommunications, energy and infrastructure.
Graeme has extensive experience across a wide range of jurisdictions including UK, US, Continental Europe, Russia, Asia, Africa and the Middle East and offshore jurisdictions, typically acting for U.S. and European clients.
Graeme has been recognised as a leading European lawyer by The Legal 500 and has also worked on numerous market-leading transactions as reported in the press.
Graeme received his undergraduate degree in German & Italian from the University of Bristol, and his legal training at Nottingham Law School. He is dual-qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales, and Ireland (non-practising).