In the course of its continuous involvement in financial law-related projects, Rokas has built a substantial expertise in relation to the legal framework regulating debt and equity capital markets, securities and derivative products, market participants and market infrastructure.
Our expert team regularly advises clients on a broad range of debt and equity transactions as well as on structured debt. We provide state-of-the-art legal services to banks, other financial institutions and tier-one international law firms seeking advice on local laws. In order to able to present our clients with innovative and pragmatic capital market solutions, we interact and cooperate with legal experts from different legal practices and countries.
Rokas drafted the Corporate Governance Rules for a number of joint stock companies, including some of the largest market players in Greece. Among the most recent assignments the firm has dealt with, is rendering advice to a number of market players, primarily listed companies, on issues related to the Shareholders’ Rights Directive and the adoption of Greek Corporate Governance Code. Professor Christina Tarnanidou has been a primary actor in the drafting of the Athens Stock Exchange Rules over the last years. She has contributed in the re-drafting of the legislation for the operation of companies as a central counterparty clearing (in cooperation with the Hellenic Capital Market Commission), while she has also participated as a legal expert (in support of the Greek permanent representation -EU) in the proposal for the CSD Regulation. As a result of her experience in the above core capital market issues, she has been in a position to advise our clients on related issues.
By way of day-to-day practice we have accumulated valuable experience on debt capital markets in Greece, Bulgaria and Romania.