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about Xenia Kazoli | co-founder

Xenia is an experienced international lawyer, admitted to the bars of New York Paris and Athens. She has completed large and complex transactions in multinational environments, advised the governments of Greece, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal in privatisations and offerings, as well as advised clients on EU financial regulations and corporate governance.

Until 2015 Xenia was a counsel at Allen & Overy  LLP, where she spent 15 years specializing in international debt and equity offerings and advising on privatisations and cross border transactions. Prior to this was, she was practicing with Skadden Arps LLP in their Paris and London offices in the international capital markets team.

Xenia has also worked with the World Bank, conducting legal assessment, policy and regulatory reform and advising on judicial capacity building in Peru, Argentina, El Salvador and Venezuela, and more recently  as an expert with the European Union in Georgia providing technical assistance and training to government officials on negotiation and drafting of international contracts.

In the course of her more than twenty year international transactional work, she got convinced about good corporate governance, and for the last few years she has been advising on regulatory reform and corporate governance governments, financial institutions and companies, from small to large. She serves as a senior advisor with Nestor Advisors Ltd, a UK advisory firm specializing in corporate governance.

Xenia is a member of the Board of the Athens Exchange, a member of the Board and the Committee of ESED (the Greek Corporate Governance Council), a member and Treasurer of Action Finance Initiative (AFI - NGO providing microfinance) as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the NGO DESMOS. Finally, she represents Greece at the International Chamber of Commerce’s Commission of AntiCorruption and Corporate Social Responsibility. She speaks five languages, is married and has two children. 

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