Mr. Nicolaides specializes in structured finance with specific expertise in structuring and documenting investment vehicles and asset-backed securities backed by a wide variety of assets, including IP royalty streams, insurance receivables, European multi-country trade receivables and other loan and lease receivables. He is at the forefront developing capital markets based longevity products. He also has broad experience in repurchase agreements and credit, commodities and equities derivatives.
In addition to his transactional practice, Mr. Nicolaides is considered one of the leading experts in the Basel II Regulatory Capital Accord and the Basel III modifications to that Accord, and has worked closely with clients and regulatory bodies in connection with the development and adoption of Basel II and Basel III within the EU. His work advising on regulatory capital issues under Basel II and Basel III was “Highly Commended” by the Financial Times in its 2010 Innovative Lawyers Awards.
Mr. Nicolaides is the author of "Regulatory Capital Requirements for European Banks–Implications of Changing Markets and a New Regulatory Environment."