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Alex Ktorides

Department Regulatory solutions Qualified 1997 Education (University) University of Hertfordshire

Alex Ktorides

You, Alex Ktorides
& Ince, in any case

After reading law, politics and philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire, Alex qualified as a solicitor in 1997.

In 2007, Alex went in house, specialising in risk, financial crime and regulation. Alex joined the firm in 2012, before which he was senior counsel at BDO LLP.

Recognised in the Legal 500, Alex advises and supports clients on regulatory issues in sectors including accountancy, legal, property and gaming and on FCA authorisations. He deals with anti-money laundering, sanctions, bribery and corruption, defence to investigations and responding to unauthorised visits and any criminal and/or civil aspects arising. Alex also takes the lead for ethics and risk management functions across Gordon Dadds Group plc, for which he is the MLRO, Head of Legal Practice, and reportable to the board.

Other matters that Alex deals with for clients are financial crime risk management strategies and technology solutions for the client on boarding process and lean process.

Legal directory quotes

"HANDLES CASES DILIGENTLY AND IMAGINATIVELY"

LEGAL 500

Accolades:
The Legal 500 - recommended lawyer in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for Gaming and Betting. Next Generation lawyer 2019.
Expert speaker at RICS CPD day
Lecturer at MBL seminars
Author for LexisNexis

Matter highlights

  • Advising a Dubai based property developer on Proceeds of Crime Act  (‘POCA’) exposures arising from the sale of a luxury property

  • Advising on a virtual currency issue, including anti-money laundering (‘AML’), and cross-jurisdiction requests for information.

  • Advising on AML processes for a major casino operator.

  • Acting for a UK law firm and its members on re-structuring and formation of an additional authorised body under the Solicitors Practice Rules (and related).

  • Assisting the client to register with the National Crime Agency (‘NCA’) and supporting them through the reporting process.

  • Helping a client restrained as a third party under a POCA order and a number of other clients with frozen assets and bank accounts.

  • Defending an operator from a regulatory investigation with criminal and civil charges and penalties attached

  • Acting for a medical doctor in relation to a Medical Practitioners Tribunal (‘MPT’) hearing

  • Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) application for authorisation of a payments processing business UK and Pan-European

  • Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (‘AIFMD’) applications small business UK FCA regulated

  • Supporting client and team in s166 ‘skilled person’ process with FCA and taking lead on remediation

  • Defending FCA review for a large impact firm. Putting in interim new governance structure and team.

  • Acted as a 166 “skilled person” on appointment of the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission, dealing with a safeguarding issue and money laundering review

  • Helped a money transfer business with the FCA’s concerns over its activities and authorisations

  • Acted for a start-up tech company to obtain FCA authorisation

  • Worked with a property related business to obtain FCA authorisation as an AIFM

  • Advised a business on whether its activities fell under the definition of a collective investment scheme

My recent publications

Insights / New BIMCO Cyber Security Clause

08-10-2019 / Energy & Infrastructure

With the increasing digitisation and use of information technology in the world today, the chance of becoming a victim of a cyber-attack is greater than ever. The energy industry is particularly susceptible as it seeks to increase the automation of processes in the interests of efficiency, safety and reducing the potential impact of human operational errors.

New BIMCO Cyber Security Clause

News / Anti-Money laundering in the Real Estate Industry: Can we learn from the financial services experience?

09-07-2019 / Real Estate

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (‘AML’) regulations have increased compliance costs and regulatory scrutiny in the past four years with no less than three European Directives published since 2015. The scopes of the first regulations were originally focused on financial services but were extended to other sectors including the real estate industry. Penalties have already been imposed on a number of agents. How can estate agents mitigate their regulatory risk? This note explores the regulatory landscape in the Real Estate industry, then uses the lessons learnt for the financial services industry to explore the possibility to implement a real estate solution.

Anti-Money laundering in the Real Estate Industry: Can we learn from the financial services experience?

News / Anti-Money laundering in the Real Estate Industry Can we learn from the financial services experience

09-07-2019 /

Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (AML') regulations have increased compliance costs and regulatory scrutiny in the past four years with no less than three European Directives published since 2015 The scopes of the first regulations were originally focused on financial services but were extended to other sectors including the real estate industry Penalties have already been imposed on a number of agents How can estate agents mitigate their regulatory risk This note explores the regulatory landscape in the Real Estate industry, then uses the lessons learnt for the financial services industry to explore the possibility to implement a real estate solution

News / RICS publishes statement on Countering Bribery and Corruption, Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

13-02-2019 /

RICS have published a professional statement on Countering Bribery and Corruption, Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Five representatives from Ince Gordon Dadds were present at the launch of the new standard, with one on the panel

RICS publishes statement on Countering Bribery and Corruption, Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

News / AML Compliance and Enforcement Seminar, brought to you by Ince Gordon Dadds & iGaming Academy

03-01-2019 / Gaming & Betting

AML Compliance and Enforcement Seminar, brought to you by Ince Gordon Dadds & iGaming Academy. Tuesday 15 January 2019, Intercontinental Hotel Malta – 1.00pm – 8.00pm.

AML Compliance and Enforcement Seminar, brought to you by Ince Gordon Dadds & iGaming Academy

News / All Change for Asset Managers

19-07-2018 /

From 1st April next year, Authorised Fund Managers (AFMs) will be subject to new measures as set out by the Financial conduct Authority (FCA) in its April policy statement, where it specified changes to the [FCA] handbook.

All Change for Asset Managers