Dr Lazarakou is the Chair of the Hellenic Capital Markets Commission (HCMC).
She has a Doctorate in Law (JSD) from New York University School of Law, New York, U.S.A. and her Doctoral thesis was on “Greek privatizations in International Perspective”.
She also has an LLM in International Legal Studies from New York University School of Law and Bachelor in Law from the Athens University, School of Law.
She is a lawyer admitted at both the Athens Bar and the New York Bar Association with expertise on capital markets, M&As, privatizations, corporate and commercial law and other similar issues.
She has worked for more than 20 years as a Partner at several law firms and for more than 10 years she was heading the relevant Banking, Capital Markets and Finance Department of such Firms.
From September 2012 until December 2015, she was also a First Vice-Chair of the HCMC and an alternate member of BoS.