Polyxeni (Xenia) Kazoli
Independent non-executive member
Mrs. Xenia Kazoli is Senior Advisor at Nestor Advisors, London from 2015 to the present, on legal assessment policy and regulatory reform, corporate governance and regulatory compliance and advising on corporate governance, regulatory compliance and reform for financial institutions, sovereigns and corporations.
She has extensive experience as Legal Counsel in Corporate Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Policy and Regulatory Reform, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions and Contract Negotiations in Global Markets.
From 2001 to September 2015 she worked as Counsel at ALLEN AND OVERY LLP London and ALLEN & OVERY GREECE LLP, Athens. She was head of the Athens from 2007. She provided "based on her broad scope of industry knowledge" integral legal services for public / private securities financing, including representing issuers or underwriters in international debt or equity offerings, as well as advising companies on ongoing reporting obligations and disclosure requirements to regulated markets including the U.S. SEC.
From 1997 to 2000 she worked as Associate at SKADDEN, ARPS, SLATE MEAGHER & FLOM LLP in Paris and London, and was involved in equity and debt issues for major issuers and financial institutions in France, Spain, Sweden, and Greece, and participated in cross-border mergers / acquisitions as well as public / private securities financing emphasizing on international offerings.
From 1994 to 1997 she worked as Associate at BAUDEL, GELINAS & PARTNERS in Paris, where she contributed towards strategically negotiating and drafting international commercial contracts, including practicing French company law and international trade law.
From 1992 to 1994 she was a legal counsel at the WORLD BANK in Washington DC. - A consultant for the Trade & Finance Technical Department's Latin America division, including conducting regulatory and legal assessment, participating in policy dialogue, advising on judicial capacity building and performing comprehensive advisory work on capital market legal issues (e.g. Argentina, Venezuela, Peru, San Salvador), as well as handling regulatory competition issues (e.g. Peru, Mercosur). Co-author of World Bank Working Paper "Doing Business in Peru"; Speaker for the World bank at INDECOPI (Institute for the Protection of Intellectual Property) in Lima, Peru on the protection of property rights and private sector development.
Mrs. Kazoli holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Athens and an LLM in LLM in International Business Transactions & Intellectual Property Law from George Washington University.
She is a member of the New York Bar (since 1993), Athens Bar (since 1993, re-admitted in 2009), and Paris Bar (since 1995).
She is also a member of the BoD of Action Finance Initiative (AFI), the GREEK MICROFINANCE ORGANIZATION (SINCE 2016), a Member of the Society for the Environment & Cultural Heritage, a Member of the Hellenic National Committee, International Chamber of Commerce, Greece (ICC), Greece's Representative in ICC's Commission of Corporate Social responsibility and Anti-Corruption, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Corporate Governance Council (HCGC).
She is fluent in Greek, English, French and Spanish, conversant in German, and basic knowledge of Italian and Turkish.
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