Karanikolas Kosmas specializes in insurance regulatory issues, providing mainly advisory legal services or legal advice on insurance issues.

Kosmas Karanikolas, LL.M.

Phone (+30) 210 3616816

practice areas

  • insurance Regulatory
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Competition-M&As
  • Maritime & Transport Law
  • Insurance Regulatory


  • Greek
  • English
  • French


Born in Athens, Greece; Member of the Athens Bar Association since 2018 (as a trainee lawyer; admitted to the Bar on February 8th, 2021).

Kosmas Karanikolas specializes in insurance regulatory issues, providing mainly advisory legal services (drafting of legal advice on insurance-related issues, preparation of explanatory notes for apprehension of the standing legislation, conduct of due diligence as well as drafting and review of insurance contracts). He also deals with various aspects of M&A transactions and energy projects.


National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Law School, LL.B., 2016;

Erasmus University Rotterdam, LL.M. on Commercial Law, Specialization in Maritime and Transport Law, 2017


Moreover, he conducts legal research in various Commercial Law issues. He is a tenured researcher of the scientific journal Commercial Law Review and a regular contributor of the ‘Energy Newsflash’, a bimonthly newsletter, whereby contemporary issues of the energy markets are commented on.


Among others, he is also the co-author of the following publications:

  • Chapter ‘Greece’ in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws – Insurance Law (ed. Cousy), 5th edn., 2022, Wolters Kluwer (along with em. Prof. Dr Ioannis K Rokas),
  • Chapter 10 ‘Greece’ in The Insurance Disputes Law Review (ed. Page and R. Butland), 5th edn., 2022, Allen & Overy LLP (along with Dr Antonios D Tsavdaridis),
  • Chapter ‘Greece’ in The Legal 500’s Mergers & Acquisitions Country Comparative Guide, 6th, 2022 (along with Sofia Getimi, LL.M.)