Regulatory & Compliance
Regulatory frameworks are constantly evolving across sectors, and as transparency rises in importance and complexity the costs of non-compliance with laws and regulations also increase. Businesses and financial institutions face a growing pressure to comply with ever increasing regulatory frameworks which impact their local and cross-border transactions and day-to-day operations.
With an in-depth understanding of cross-disciplinary practices, our lawyers navigate clients through the maze of regulatory issues identifying and mitigating risks and managing regulatory and compliance matters.
We advise clients from across the financial services spectrum including banks, asset management companies, funds and other organizations and companies working at the boundaries of the financial services sector. We undertake strategic regulatory work for complex projects in the financial sector and we guide businesses through the regulatory requirements for the establishment of new financial services; payment services; e-money services and businesses in the fintech sector.
Our lawyers have considerable expertise in the application of the anti-money laundering (AML) regimes; the MiFID regime (transparency, disclosures, and standards); the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) and its latest EMAS Annex IV Amendment (EU Commission Regulation EU 2018/2026); licensing and authorization, and corporate governance and accountability.
Our client base includes Greek and international banks, investment banks, ASA-listed corporates, funds, boards and audit committees of major listed companies, investment firms, investment service providers, financial service providers, and private companies.
Across all our practices and the industries we work with, we provide advice on complex regulatory matters.
Emerging trends around stakeholder capitalism, sustainability and ESG considerations command increasing boardroom attention and investor engagement. These trends drive new regulations and add new challenges to the traditional concerns presented by fiduciary duties and proxy regulation. Our lawyers in corporate governance practice are keenly attuned to these matters and routinely advise supervisory boards, boards of directors, board committees, investor groups, funds, listed companies, banks and investment firms, and state-owned entities.
We work alongside clients’ boards providing advice on corporate governance and stakeholder engagement matters including directors’ duties and liabilities, board composition and policies, market disclose and related procedures and guiding clients through complex corporate governance issues.
Our firm has uninterruptedly been advising and supporting the Supervisory Board of the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations (HCAP) since its establishment in 2016. complex matters of corporate governance assisting HCAP’s public sector enterprises operating in Greece’s most strategic sectors and infrastructures- to modernize their internal structures and corporate governance mechanisms and in effect their management and operations.