IHU Legal Studies Faculty

Dr.Nikoletta Kleftouri

Nikoletta is a manager in Deloitte’s London-based Financial Services Risk Advisory practice, where she advises global banks on making legal entity changes, while attaining optimal capital and funding structures, and anticipating regulatory challenges. At the International Hellenic University, Nikoletta is teaching Institutional Banking Law  as  a Visiting Professor as part of the LLM in Transnational and European Commercial Law,  Banking Law, Arbitration/ Mediation programme.

Previously, Nikoletta worked as a Bank Expert at the European Banking Authority, where she developed EU Level 2 legislation on the resolution of EU financial institutions. She was also a member of Financial Stability Board work streams developing international guidance on the resolution of Global Systemically Important Banks (G-SIBs) and  of Crisis Management Groups designing resolution strategies for EU banking groups.  Nikoletta has also worked as a Legal Counsel of the UK Prudential Regulation Authority, advising, among others, on the design of the Authority’s approach to Pillar 2 capital, liquidity and stress testing requirements for UK banks. Before that, she was a member of the Policy Division of the Resolution Directorate of the Bank of England, where she contributed to the negotiations and implementation of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive and the Deposit Guarantee Schemes Directive as well as the development of group resolution plans for UK G-SIBs.

Nikoletta is also a Visiting Lecturer at University College London (UCL) and the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies of University of London (IALS), where she is teaching Financial Regulation to post-graduate law students. She also gives a number of guest lectures,  including at the Cambridge Judge Business School and the Academy of European Law (Trier, Germany). 

Nikoletta holds a doctorate in Banking Law (on a paid basis as a scholar of the Greek State Scholarship Foundation), a Latin Legum Magister (LLM) with specialisation in Commercial Law and a Latin Legum Baccalaureus (LLB). She has published a number of articles in leading international financial law journals, sits on the editorial boards of international journals and authored the first book to provide a comparative approach covering deposit protection and bank resolution regimes in the UK, EU and the US (publisher: Oxford University Press). She speaks Greek, English, German and French.