Elena was born in Limassol, Cyprus. She graduated in law and was further awarded an LL.M in Corporate and Commercial Law from the University of Southampton (UK). She was admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2014 and she joined the AGP Financial Regulation and Advisory Department in 2016. Elena has been promoted to Senior Associate in January 2019.
Elena is a hard worker and motivated for bringing results. She is a trustworthy, positive and supportive person, driven to go above and beyond.
Elena, being a member of the AGP Financial Regulation and Advisory Department, specializes in FS Advisory and Regulatory matters. She consults local and international financial and investment firms and institutions during their licensing process before CySEC and foreign regulators, as well as on the design and structuring of the investment firm structure.
Elena frequently acts for clients interested in applying for FX/BO/EMI/PI licenses as well as for already established investment firms interested in the AGP outsourced Compliance and AML support services.
Additionally, Elena has significant involvement with respect to various commercial matters and real estate (acquisitions and sales) engagements.
Elena is fluent in English and Greek language.
- LL.B Law (Hons), University of Southampton, United Kingdom (2012)
- LL.M. (Master's) on Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Southampton, United Kingdom (2013)
- Barrister at Law, member of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2014.
- CySEC Advanced Certificate; successful completion of the CySEC Financial Services Regulatory Framework "Advanced" Examination.
What they say
Senior associate Elena Kanarini is a key player in Banking & Finance she is ‘Smart, fast, experienced and diligent’.
Legal500 EMEA 2020 Edition
She is very diligent, knowledgeable as well as very helpful - Financial services regulatory client
IFLR1000 30th Edition 2021