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SuperReturn CFO/COO
17-19 October 2022
Hotel OkuraAmsterdam

Natalia Neuman
COO and General Counsel at Lakestar Advisors


Natalia oversees all of Lakestar’s operations as well as legal, regulatory and compliance matters. She is committed to continuously elevating Lakestar’s internal organization to ensure efficiency of operations and investment processes. In her role as General Counsel, Natalia holds responsibility for Lakestar’s compliance with all relevant regulations and represents Lakestar’s interests in the course of investing, from initial rounds to exits. As COO, Natalia helps supervise the day-to-day business of the firm and ensures that the entire organization across all functions and geographical locations have the necessary tools and operating processes, connectivity and coordination. Among Natalia’s core objectives is to constantly look for ways to improve Lakestar’s operations and internal structures in light of the rapidly growing demands of the industry. 

Natalia brings cross-jurisdictional and structuring knowledge to Lakestar’s transactions. She leads the negotiations for Lakestar during the investment process, securing Lakestar’s protective rights while balancing the interests of the different shareholders. Natalia ensures Lakestar’s robust compliance within all relevant jurisdictions and advises Lakestar’s portfolio companies on a broad range of legal topics. She is also Lakestar’s ESG officer helping to manage and elevate the commitments made to environmental, social and governance goals both within Lakestar as well as with the portfolio companies. 

Before joining Lakestar, Natalia worked at several global law firms including Baker McKenzie, where she advised on investments and M&A transactions. Natalia holds a Master of Law from the University of Zurich and the London School of Economics. She enjoys being part of the Lakestar Lecture initiative and teaches basics of law for venture capital at leading European technical universities.

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