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Dr. Alexandros Seretakis
Assistant Professor, Law

Biography

Alexandros is teaching courses in Financial Services, Mergers and Acquisitions and Alternative Investment Fund Regulation. His teaching and research interests include financial regulation, alternative investment fund regulation, fintech and its regulation and corporate governance. His research is regularly featured in global media, including the Financial Times and the Banker. Prior to joining Trinity College, Alexandros completed his PhD at the University of Luxembourg where he also taught courses in Alternative Investment Funds and EU Company Law. Furthermore, he acted as a consultant and was involved in the setting up of a fintech start-up. Alexandros holds a law degree from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an LL.M. in Banking and Finance from the University College of London, an LL.M. in Corporation Law from the New York University and was a research fellow at the NYU Pollack Center for Law and Business and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in London. He is admitted to practice law in Greece and the State of New York. He has practiced law in Greece and has also worked for the Permanent Mission of Greece to the UN office in Geneva. He has also acted as a consultant for a US investment holding company and has been appointed an expert in financial law at the European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg. He is also a guest lecturer at the LLM programme of the University of Luxembourg and the Institute of Bankers in Ireland. He also served as the founding director of the Director of the MSc in Law and Finance, an interdisciplinary program offered by the Law School in cooperation with the Business School. Alexandros is a member of Blockchain Ireland Legal Working Group and an expert at the Digital Euro Association.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Alexandros Seretakis, Regulating Hedge Funds in the EU, Wolters Kluwer, 2022 Book, 2022

Alexandros Seretakis, Report from Greece: The New Corporate Governance Framework, European Company Law, 18, (6), 2021 Journal Article, 2021

Emilios Avgouleas and Alexandros Seretakis, The Regulation of the Digital Value-Chain in the EU: MIFID II, the Digital Package, and the Gaps Between, European Company and Financial Law Review, Special Issue: Digital Finance in Europe: Law, Regulation, and Governance, 5, 2021, p1 - 37 Journal Article, 2021

Alexandros Seretakis, The Promise and Perils of Central Bank Digital Currencies, The Banker, 2021, - Miscellaneous, 2021

Deirdre Ahern and Suryapratim Roy, Policy Responses to Covid-19 In Ireland: Supporting Individuals, Communities, Businesses, and the Economy, COVID-19 Legal Observatory, Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, December , 2020 Report, 2020 URL

Alexandros Seretakis and Georg Gutfleisch, Brexit and Alternative Investment Fund Managers, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, 34, (4), 2019, p134 - 144 Journal Article, 2019

Blockchain, Securities Markets and Central Banking in, editor(s)Philipp Hacker, Ioannis Lianos, Georgios Dimitropoulos, and Stefan Eich , Regulating Blockchain. Techno-Social and Legal Challenges, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2019, [Alexandros Seretakis] Book Chapter, 2019

Appraisal Rights in the US and the EU in, editor(s)Thomas Papadopoulos , Cross-Border Mergers Directive: EU perspectives and national experiences , Springer, 2019, [Seretakis Alexandros] Book Chapter, 2019

Alexandros Seretakis, Financial Services Law in Ireland: Authorisation, Supervision, Compliance, Enforcement, Review of Financial Services Law in Ireland: Authorisation, Supervision, Compliance, Enforcement, by Finbarr Murphy , Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, 34, (3), 2019, p129-130 Review, 2019

Alexandros Seretakis, EU Hedge Fund Regulation: Hedge Funds and Single Supervision, European Company Law, 15, (6), 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Seretakis Alexandros, Appraisal Rights in the US and the EU, Cross-Border Mergers Directive: EU perspectives and national experiences , University of Cyprus, 7 October 2017, 2017, pp1 - 24 Conference Paper, 2017

Seretakis Alexandros, Blockchain, Securities Markets and Central Banking, Blockchain and the Constitution of a New Financial Order: Legal and Political Challenges, UCL Center for Law, Economics and Society, UCL Faculty of Laws, London, 19 June 2017, 2017, pp1 - 30 Conference Paper, 2017 TARA - Full Text

PRIVATE EQUITY IN THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE: MARKET AND REGULATORY DEVELOPMENTS in, editor(s)H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, and Halil Kiymaz , PRIVATE EQUITY: OPPORTUNITIES AND RISKS, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2015, pp32 - 45, [SERETAKIS ALEXANDROS] Book Chapter, 2015

SERETAKIS ALEXANDROS, REGULATING HEDGE FUNDS IN THE EU? THE CASE AGAINST THE AIFM DIRECTIVE, REVUE TRIMESTRIELLE DE DROIT FINANCIER, 2, 2014, p1 - 6 Journal Article, 2014

SERETAKIS ALEXANDROS, HEDGE FUND ACTIVISM COMING TO EUROPE: LESSONS FROM THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, BROOKLYN JOURNAL OF CORPORATE, FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL LAW, 8, 2014, p439 - 469 Journal Article, 2014

SERETAKIS ALEXANDROS, HOSTILE TAKEOVERS AND DEFENSIVE MECHANISMS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND THE UNITED STATES: A CASE AGAINST THE UNITED STATES REGIME , THE OHIO STATE ENTREPREUNERIAL BUSINESS LAW JOURNAL, 8, (2), 2013, p246 - 279 Journal Article, 2013

SERETAKIS ALEXANDROS, TAMING THE LOCUSTS? EMBATTLED HEDGE FUNDS IN THE EU, NYU JOURNAL OF LAW AND BUSINESS, 10, (1), 2013, p115 - 153 Journal Article, 2013

SERETAKIS ALEXANDROS, A COMPARATIVE EXAMINATION OF PRIVATE EQUITY IN THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE: ACCOUNTING FOR THE PAST AND PREDICTING THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN PRIVATE EQUITY, FORDHAM JOURNAL OF CORPORATE AND FINANCIAL LAW, 18, (3), 2013, p613 - 667 Journal Article, 2013

Seretakis Alexandros, The New EU Directive on the Regulation of Private Equity, Columbia Journal of European Law Online, 18, (3), 2012 Journal Article, 2012

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Alexandros Seretakis, Decentralized Finance: Opportunities and Risks, IALS Fellow's Lunchtime Seminar, London, 2 February, 2022, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London Invited Talk, 2022

The Unfair Terms Directive in Ireland in, editor(s)Danny Busch & Matthias Lehmann , Unfair Terms in Banking and Financial Contracts, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2022, [Alexandros Seretakis] Book Chapter, 2022

Alexandros Seretakis and Emilios Avgouleas, Decentralized Finance Could Revolutionise European Markets, The Banker, 2021, - Miscellaneous, 2021

Alexandros Seretakis, Panelist, Transparency in the Digital Tools Directive - Ultimate Beneficial Ownership, Company registries, Disqualified Directors, Workshop on the Transposition of the Digital Tools Directive, 8 June, 2021, European Trade Union Confederation Invited Talk, 2021

Alexandros Seretakis, How DLT Could Shake Up Capital Markets, The Banker , 2021, - Miscellaneous, 2021

Alexandros Seretakis, Chair Panel: CBDCs, Stablecoins & Fiat Money: Competitors?, Competition in Fintech Markets, 6, 7 May, 2021, Swedish Network for European Legal Studies in cooperation with the University of Leeds and ASCOLA Invited Talk, 2021

Emilios Avgouleas and Alexandros Seretakis, Ethics, sustainability, and decentralised finance, Digital Capital Markets in Europe- The Challenge of EU Market Integration, University of Helsinki and University of Edinburgh, 2 September 2020, 2020 Oral Presentation, 2020

Alexandros Seretakis, Crises and Financial Regulation, Dublin Law and Politics Review Sustainable Finance Conference, Dublin City University, 25 March 2020, 2020 Oral Presentation, 2020

Alexandros Seretakis, Review for the book Blockchain Economics: Implications of Distributed Ledgers: Markets, Communications Networks, and Algorithmic , Review of Blockchain Economics: Implications of Distributed Ledgers: Markets, Communications Networks, and Algorithmic , by Melanie Swan et al. , Journal of Economic Literature, Forthcoming, 2020 Review, 2020

Alexandros Seretakis, The EU's Proposal on a Pilot Regime for Market Infrastructures Based on DLT, Blockchain Ireland Legal and Regulatory Working Group, Ireland, 16 December 2020, 2020 Oral Presentation, 2020

Dr Konstantinos Stylianou (Leeds), Dr Alexandros Seretakis (TCD), Dr Felix Irresberger (Leeds), and Dr Iain Clacher (Leeds), RESPONSE TO THE FINANCIAL CONDUCT AUTHORITY PUBLIC CONSULTATION CP19/3:GUIDANCE ON CRYPTOASSETS, 2019, - Miscellaneous, 2019

Ahern Deirdre and Seretakis Alexandros, Symposium Addressing the Global Challenge of Responsive Fintech Regulation, 8 March 2019, 2019, Dublin Ireland Meetings /Conferences Organised, 2019

Alexandros Seretakis, Legal Aspects of ICOs, Presentation at the Blockchain Ireland Legal Working Group, Dublin Ireland, 16 April 2019, 2019 Oral Presentation, 2019

Alexandros Seretakis, Initial Coin Offerings: Risks and Regulation, Artificial Cosmoi and the Law (2nd edition), UCL, Yale and University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 30 July 2018, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Alexandros Seretakis, Further Development and Implementation of Blockchain, Blockchain Next 2018, Warsaw, Poland, 21 June 2018, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Alexandros Seretakis, Blockchain, Securities Markets and Central Banking, German Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting 2018, Ljubjiana , 5-6 July 2018, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Alexandros Seretakis, Fintech and Capital Markets Union, Centre for European Policy Studies Task Force on Rebranding the CMU, Brussels Belgium, 10 December 2018, 2018 Oral Presentation, 2018

Seretakis Alexandros, Appraisal Rights in the US and the EU, The Cross-Border Mergers Directive: EU Perspective and National Experiences, Department of Law, University of Cyprus, 7 October 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Seretakis Alexandros, Comments: Iteration and EU Takeover Regulation, ICON-S Britain and Ireland Chapter Launch Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 5 September 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Seretakis Alexandros, Blockchain, Securities Markets and Central Banking, Blockchain and the Constitution of a New Financial Order: Legal and Political Challenges, UCL Center for Law, Economics and Society, UCL Faculty of Laws, London, 19 June 2017, 2017 Oral Presentation, 2017

Seretakis Alexandros, The Blockchain Revolution: How Can Blockchain Transform Securities Trading and Corporate Governance, Digital Currencies, Digital Finance and the Constitution of a New Financial Order: Challenges for the Legal System, Athens, Greece, 27 July 2016, 2016 Oral Presentation, 2016

Seretakis Alexandros, Regulating Hedge Funds: From Supervision to Resolution, Lawyers' Committee, Central Bank of Luxembourg, 8 December, 2016, Central Bank of Luxembourg Invited Talk, 2016

Seretakis Alexandros, 'In Defense of the Hedge Fund Industry', Oxford Business Law Blog, 2016, - Digital research resource production, 2016

Research Expertise

Keywords

Banking Law; Business/Corporate Law; Corporate Governance; International and Comparative Law; Law of Central Banking

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Luxembourg National Research Fund, PhD scholarship,4 years (approximately 100.000 euros) 2012-2016

Memberships

Lawyer, New York State Bar 2014 – Present

Academic Member European Corporate Governance Institute 2014 – Present

Lawyer, Thessaloniki Bar Association 2009

Editorial Board Member, European Company Law Journal 2021 – Present