Marko Kairjak, PhD.

Partner

Estonia

+372 552 6620

Marko Kairjak, PhD., LL.M is a partner and financial regulatory and criminal compliance expert. He has extensive experience in criminal defence, internal investigations and compliance assessments having been involved in all the major and largest white-collar cases in Estonia in recent history.

Marko Kairjak has also advised numerous financing transactions and regulatory matters within the alternative financing and fintech sector. He has been involved in setting up most of the regions’ crowdfunding platforms, and has also advised fintech companies in landmark financing transactions and provided regulatory and compliance support during licensing and post-licensing.

Marko Kairjak is the author of many academic books and articles and has been involved in university teaching since 2007. He has been a visiting scholar at various European universities and is considered the main academic expert on criminal compliance and AML.

Marko Kairjak is sought out for his advice on contentious regulatory matters in the finance space. He is also well placed to assist with non-contentious matters, including compliance issues and digital banking mandates.

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2015

University of Tartu, Estonia

Faculty of Law, PhD

2010

Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Faculty of Law, LLM

2007

Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Germany

Faculty of Law, Student Exchange Program

2007

University of Tartu, Estonia

Faculty of Law, MA (cum laude)

2018

EAÕS

Deputy Chairman

2015

European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers (EFCL)

2013

European Criminal Bar Association (ECBA)

Member

2008

Estonian Bar Association

2007

Estonian Legal Science Society