England & Wales
Rita Papadopoulou is a partner (English Solicitor) at Abou Jaoude & Associates Law Firm and heads the Capital Markets and Structured Products practice. Before joining AJA, Rita pursued an over decade-long distinguished career in London as a structured finance and derivatives lawyer, working with leading top tier global investment banks, such as JP Morgan Chase and Goldman Sachs, as well as with the leading global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright.
Rita’s broad practice combines both transactional and advisory expertise and includes structured derivatives, capital markets and securities, structured finance, Islamic finance, private equity, funds, derivatives regulation and banking regulation. She has been integral in many award-winning innovative multibillion finance deals, with an emphasis on the emerging markets, representing a broad range of global financial institutions and other clients on highly structured equity deals, finance-linked hedging, MTN restructurings and structured derivatives of all asset classes.
Rita has also previously served as a special adviser to the Greek Parliament with emphasis on financial markets and economics.
She is a ranked lawyer with prominent global legal directories such as IFLR 1000 and a recommended lawyer with the prominent global legal directory Legal 500. Rita is also a speaker at the 2019 Euromoney Lebanon conference on “ The roleo f capital markets and financing of start-ups and SMEs” and has regularly lectured at banking seminars.