Mitja Siraj, Head of Legal, FIA Europe
Mitja Siraj joined FIA Europe in November 2012. His main responsibilities include managing the FIA Europe documentation services, addressing legal issues as they arise between entities in a clearing chain, especially in a cross-border context and in EMIR and MiFID2/MiFIR, and helping FIA Europe members understand and achieve a more favourable capital treatment under the Basel III (CRDIV/CRR) rules. Prior to joining FIA Europe he worked for UniCredit Bank in Slovenia first as a trainee and later as legal counsel. He passed the bar exam in Slovenia in July 2011, when he became a qualified lawyer. In 2012 he successfully finished his Master’s degree (LL.M.) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), specialising in corporate and securities law. He still works (part-time) for LSE as an occasional research assistant.