Head of Corporate Relations, European Investment Fund

Lazaros is Head of EIF (European Investment Fund) Corporate Relations, with responsibility for EIF Financial
Shareholders and International Financial Institutions, and Head of EIF Affairs in Brussels, where he
exercises finance/economic diplomacy, at institutional/EU (with Council, Commission, Parliament) and at
venture capital level (with Benelux private equity market, fund managers, Institutional/Long-term Investors
etc.). Previously, he served as EIF legal advisor in Luxembourg (European Investment Bank Group), with
responsibility for external investment fund vehicles and holding funds (formerly, for new investment
products). Admitted to the Bar in Athens (Greece) and New York (US), Lazaros worked as Corporate
Associate at the Financial Institutions Group (FIG) of City law firm Herbert Smith (London), where in 2006
he was awarded the Herbert Smith’s Financial Services distinction. He did law consulting at the European
Bank for Reconstruction and Development and at the Harvard Law School Program on International
Financial Systems. Lazaros has been at various executive positions – inter alia, Member of the Board of
Managers of Anthea – Contemporary Art Investment Fund SICAV FIS, and Member on the Panel of
Conciliators, World Bank/ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes). He is an
expert on financial regulation and international banking, mainly advising on investment funds and on
structuring of financial entities. He actively contributes to the debate on the international financial
architecture (eg banking supervision, Bretton Woods II etc.). Lazaros is author of the book Banking
Regulation and World Trade Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2006); the book is in the libraries of leading
financial institutions, financial regulators, law firms and universities in US, Europe and Asia. He is on the
Editorial Advisory Board of the European Business Law Review.