Kevin Gerretz

Associate

Estonia

+372 5805 1756

Kevin Gerretz is an associate at Ellex in Estonia specialising in the fields of financial services regulation and competition law.

Kevin has considerable experience in various financial services regulatory and compliance matters. His experience includes different financial products, such as investment services and products, payment services, as well as infrastructure such as central securities depositaries and trading venues. One of his specialisation areas is anti-money laundering and sanctions, including advice on compliance with relevant laws, regulations and guidelines, and support for clients in investigations by competent authorities. A separate field of interest relates to capital markets projects – his experience covers also providing advice for issuers on several bond and equity issues and listings.

In addition to advising on financial regulatory issues, he is actively involved in competition law matters, having advised clients in merger control proceedings and supervisory proceedings (including with the European Commission) as well as in daily compliance matters and with respect to staid aid law.

Kevin holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Law from the University of Tartu.

2019

University of Tartu

Master's degree in Law

2017

University of Tartu, Estonia

Bachelor's degree in Law

2019

Estonian Bar Association

2020

Legal effect of electronic signatures in the Baltics
The COVID-19 outbreak has changed the way in which many businesses have to function. As many people are still working remotely, in this digital era electronic signature is the best solution commercial agreements. However, it is important to know that not every electronic signature will have the equivalent legal effect as a handwritten signature. Ellex experts Martin Mäesalu and Kevin Gerretz (Estonia), Sarmis Spilbergs (Latvia) and Dr. Ąžuolas Čekanavičius (Lithuania) write about the legal effect of electronic signatures.

2019

International Banking Law & Regulation

Center for International Legal Studies. Kevin co-authored the chapter on Estonia.

2017

Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery and Compliance -- A Global Guide

Estonian Chapter Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery and Compliance -- A Global Guide 2017.