Under the Patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou

Delphi Economic Forum IX

April 10-13, 2024

Maria Nefeli Bernitsa

Maria Nefeli Bernitsa

Maria Nefeli Bernitsa


Bernitsas Law, Greece

Maria Nefeli is a Partner specialised in financial services law, with a focus on high impact legislative and regulatory changes. She advises on finance and capital markets transactions involving listed and private companies, in particular on large scale deals carried out in the context of regulatory changes. She has experience in leading on financial services matters arising from group restructures of global multi-strategy asset managers, new authorisations of regulated firms and regulatory issues in private placements and IPOs. Maria Nefeli advises on ESG issues, with a focus on the application of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) and the Taxonomy Regulation on alternative investment managers. Prior to joining the Firm, Maria Nefeli was a senior associate in a tier 1 financial services and markets team in London and was seconded to a global investment firm to implement European ESG legislation. Maria Nefeli holds an LLB (Hons) from University College London (UCL) and an MBA from INSEAD. She is admitted to the Law Society of England & Wales (2015) and the Athens Bar (2019).

Thursday 11

  • 14.25 - 15.25

    Banking Sector in Greece and Challenges Ahead


    location_onLeto Hall | Amalia Hotel

    Programming Partner: European Stability Mechanism (ESM)

    The banking sector in Greece has made big strides in recent years to improve performance and strengthen balance sheets. Greek banks’ profitability should continue to improve this year, even amid a weak economic outlook in Europe and higher funding costs. The question is how can banks ensure that growth is sustainable in the long-term? What are the weaknesses they still need to address to compete in a financial sector which evolve quickly?