Sophia is a lawyer in the Compliance department of our firm dealing with Anti Money Laundering & regulatory compliance matters and keeping the firm’s function in line with the law and regulatory requirements. During the course of her employment she has gained extensive experience, particularly in cases relating to US sanctions and EU restrictive measures and has been involved in the resolution of arising matters. She has also been in charge of performing due diligence measures and has given legal advice to clients pursuant to the international, EU and US obligations. In July 2016, Sophia successfully passed 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) and which has familiarized her with the regulatory requirements relating to the securities and investments. She further participated on the drafting of advice for clients involved in the sector and assisted in matters including CRS/FATCA reporting and compliance. Furthermore, in order to provide more quality to the services and advice offered, during June 2018 Sophia took 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. More recently, in June 2019, 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. Moreover, Sophia Nearchou has obtained recently the CySEC AML certificate.