Financial Services

The Greek financial services industry has been in the past decade and continues to be subjected to significant legislative and regulatory reforms. Our extensive experience and deep knowledge of this sector enables us to understand the regulatory changes affecting all parts of the financial services industry and provide a wide spectrum of services, including regulatory, transactional, as well as related to the introduction of new products and day-to-day operations.

Koutalidis Law Firm has been advising all Greek systemic banks in relation to all aspects of their operations, guiding them through their compliance with the regulatory framework, whether it be MiFID, MiFID II and MiFIR, PSD1 and PSD2, CRD IV and CRR, anti-money laundering legislation, their relationship with regulatory bodies, regulatory investigations and enforcement proceedings, executive compensation and liability related issues and tax considerations.

Our Firm has been proud to have supported Greek and foreign credit institutions operating in Greece in major transactions related to their recapitalization during the years of the financial crisis, the disposal and acquisition of subsidiaries and branch networks, corporate restructurings, capital raisings through debt and equity, as well as the management of their NPLs through servicing arrangements and portfolio sales.

Investment firms and managers, funds and all kinds of financial sponsors, payment service providers, insurance and factoring companies are also amongst the clients that rely on our thoughtful advice on all aspects of their transactional business needs.