Banking and Finance Law is one of our firm’s key areas of expertise. Retaining close links with all major national and international market participants active in the local market, such as credit institutions, financial services providers, regulated issuers, institutional investors and others, we offer an in-depth range of services to meet the full spectrum of issues addressed by our clients.
Having profound knowledge of both local and European legal framework, as well as detailed experience in the markets’ rules and interconnections, our Banking and Finance Law practice securely and efficiently guides our clients in the Greek and international capital and money markets.
We are particularly experienced in all fields of Financial Services Law, including those pertaining to market participants (e.g., credit institutions, investment firms, insurance companies, collective investment schemes and consumers), the structuring and distribution of financial products (be they banking, investment, insurance or hybrid products), the microstructure of financial markets and the post-trading activities of market participants (e.g., clearing and settlement of transactions and custodian services).
We are also working with and advising Greek and foreign regulated entities (such as credit institutions, investment firms, insurance companies and management companies) active within the local capital market and abroad on the structuring of their business transactions and on how to meet their regulatory obligations. Finally, we maintain close relationships with all relevant Greek authorities and administrations, including the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission and the Bank of Greece.
Dispute resolution within the area of Banking and Finance encompasses the active management of all kinds of disputes that may arise in relation to banking and financial services operations. Disputes may spring from a variety of sources, such as the provision of financial services to clients, the proper clearing and settlement of transactions, the structuring and distribution of products and the production and dissemination of financial analysis and advice.
We support our clients at all stages of any given dispute, providing accurate legal risk assessment, representing them before the relevant administrative authorities (such as the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission or the Bank of Greece), advising them and representing them before the Greek judicial authorities of all degrees.
Derivatives & Structured Products
We provide advice on the structuring, documentation, collateralisation and other regulatory issues relating to derivatives and structured products across a variety of asset classes (equity, credit, fixed income, fund, commodity, etc.), as well as repos transactions and securities lending.