Wojciech KapicaCounsel, Co-Head of Financial Markets at SMM Legal
Mr. Kapica is a uniquely qualified expert in the field of compliance, financial sector regulations, and regulatory relations with unmatched expertise in Poland. In his everyday work he assists leading Polish banks, investment firms and clearing institutions providing them with top quality advice in an effective and straight-forward manner. A specialist in banking (private and public) law, capital law, insurance law, supervisory policy and corporate governance specific to regulated businesses, he has participated in preparations to implement CRD IV/ CRR (Basil III), EMIR and BRRD in Poland.
He has coordinated a number of licensing procedures concerning banks, brokerage houses and clearing institutions before Polish and foreign financial supervision authorities and has extensive experience in establishing effective compliance systems in financial institutions.
The academic editor and a co-author of a companion to the new AML Act (Wolters Kluwer, planned publication date: October 2018), Mr. Kapica has written more than a dozen papers on bank, insurance and AML regulations.
A speaker at numerous Polish conferences on banking, AML and capital markets, he also prepared the compliance checklist regarding the new Act on preventing money laundering and terrorism financing for Wolters Kluwer.
Mr. Kapica graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University and completed a post-graduate programme in management and finance at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Initially, he worked with the Polish Financial Supervision Authority, where he spent 3.5 years in the bank supervision division. Subsequently employed as the General Counsel at TMS Brokers S.A., a brokerage house, he has also served on the management board of a brokerage house domiciled in Malta and as an advisor to a newly established European bank.