Mr. Meelis Hint has been one of the top securities lawyers in his country since 2007. He joined the Humphrey Program as an investment services compliance officer for Swedbank, the market leader among banks in Estonia and the Baltic States. He is responsible for ensuring compliance with laws on investment banking practices and coordinating compliance management in the Baltic region. Before joining Swedbank, Mr. Hint gained experience as an attorney by consulting several cutting-edge securities agreements and projects. These assignments included advising the Estonian government on EU securities directive implementation, and arbitrating a case within the NASDAQ OMX Tallinn Stock Exchange Arbitration Court. He has also lectured on securities regulation in the Estonian Public Service Academy and headed the Financial Markets Committee at the Estonian Banking Association.
Mr. Hint received his LLM degree from Central European University (Budapest) in 2004 and his LLB degree from Tartu University (Estonia) in 2003. He has published several articles on securities regulation in Estonia.
During his Humphrey year, Mr. Hint will broaden his knowledge of securities activities and compliance management systems within U.S. banks, and will evaluate them using the lessons of the global financial crisis. He will also study U.S. regulation of investment services and financial institutions management.