Nikos specializes in banking, finance and capital markets law and also practices corporate law and insurance law. His practice includes public M&A transactions, securities offerings, financial market infrastructures, the establishment and marketing of investment funds and financial litigation. He regularly provides advice to corporates on various banking, investment and insurance regulation matters. He joined K&P in January 2019.

Credentials

EDUCATION
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (LL.B. in Hellenic Law)
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg (LL.M. in EU Administrative Law)
University of Luxembourg (LL.M. in European Banking and Financial Law)
Universität zu Köln (doctoral candidate)
LANGUAGES
Greek, English, French & German
ADMISSION
2010, Athens Court of Appeal
MEMBER OF
Athens Bar Association

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