Marko Kairjak is an accomplished expert in compliance and regulatory matters. He has advised numerous crowdfunding platforms in setting up the platform, is advising largest payment institution providers in licensing issues. He has advised licensing of banks, investment firms and alternative fund managers in Estonia. He has also advised reorganization of Krediidipank into modern IT-driven bank rebranded as Coop Pank.
Marko Kairjak is a renowned academic in the field of financial regulatory, having lectured as visiting lecturer in universities in Finland, Russia and Germany, he is also an author of numerous academic articles. In 2017 he did his post-doc at HU Berlin focusing on the new MAR/CSMAD regime. He was head of the Estonian Ministry of Justice’s working group revising the financial sanctions regime under the SSM, MAR/CSMAD, Mifid II and BBRD and was responsible for drafting the relevant legal acts. During the Estonian presidency of the Council of EU in 2017, he was deployed as an external expert and was head of the working group on Emir Refit file and steered the file into common approach in the Council consultations.
He was also engaged in DG Markt Unit G3 of the EC from March to July 2014 and was involved in the final phases of adopting the Mifid II and MAR by the Commission and also worked closely with the crowdfunding consultation of the European Commission. He is member of the legal committee to Finance Estonia crowdfunding working group.