In a new piece for The Drawdown magazine, Robert Maddox and Tristan Lockwood in our London office explore how the EU’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (“DORA”) is likely to be a game changer for fund managers in Europe.

DORA is likely to impose prescriptive technology-focused business continuity requirements for the first time, and will cover almost all large EU-regulated financial services entities – including alternative investment fund managers.

To view the Drawdown piece, click here. We’ve also written about DORA on the Blog previously, when the EU finalized the text in November 2022. You can find that piece here.


Robert Maddox is International Counsel and a member of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP’s Data Strategy & Security practice and White Collar & Regulatory Defense Group in London. His work focuses on cybersecurity incident preparation and response, data protection and strategy, internal investigations, compliance reviews, and regulatory defense. In 2021, Robert was named to Global Data Review’s “40 Under 40”. He is described as “a rising star” in cyber law by The Legal 500 US (2022). He can be reached at


Tristan Lockwood is an associate in the firm’s Data Strategy & Security practice. He can be reached at