Associate at Corporate Department
Sophia is a Senior Associate and the Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officer of our firm.
She has extensive experience in dealing with Anti Money Laundering & regulatory compliance matters and one of her main responsibilities is keeping the firm’s function in line with all relevant laws and regulatory requirements and works closely with the Firm’s Risk and Reputation Partner.
During the course of her employment she has also gained extensive experience, particularly in cases relating to various sanctions and other restrictive measure regimes, both domestic and international, as promulgated by the UN, the EU the US, and the UK and has been involved in performing due diligence exercises on behalf of and has given legal advice to clients pursuant to the, EU and US sanctions obligations and communication with the relevant authorities for securing authorizations and/or guidance for sanctions matters on behalf of clients.
Further, Sophia offers in-house and external training, as she is a certified trainer by the HDRA.
Sophia has established her expertise in the regulatory compliance and risk management field undertaking various courses and obtaining certifications such as the Financial Services and Regulatory Advanced Examination of the by Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC), which is recognized by the Charted Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI). the examination of CISI on Global Financial Compliance and alongside the Certificate in Global Financial Compliance (Cyprus) which she successfully passed and was awarded the CISI Level 3 Award in Global Financial Compliance. Since then she has been an Associate of CISI.
Following a successful examination, she has obtained the Worldwide recognized and top level certificate in Money Laundering, the ACAMS certificate and is a member of CAMS Cyprus as well as the International Compliance Association’s Compliance officer certificate with distinction. She is also a holder of the K2Integrity Sanctions Specialist certification.