Professor Dr. Ioannis K. Rokas

Phone (+30) 210 3616816

practice areas

  • Insurance Law
  • General Commercial Law
  • Banking & Finance Law
  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Energy & Environment
  • Central and Eastern European Law

Languages

  • Greek
  • German
  • English
  • French

Biography

Born in Athens, Greece; Member of the Athens Bar since 1971; authorized to appear before all Greek Courts of all instances; em. Professor of Commercial and Business Law, Athens University of Economics and Business; former Judge, Court of Appeal for Trademarks (1987-1990).

Founder of Rokas Law Firm, Ioannis Rokas leads the Firm’s Insurance law team. Enjoying an outstanding principal specialisation in insurance law, he advises insurance companies on the drafting of policies, on insurance contract law, and on contentious insurance matters, primarily regarding cover and liability. During the last three decades he has developed a long-standing and active practice, representing numerous international and local insurance undertakings in consulting and litigation / arbitration cases. His further activity includes a noteworthy legal practice in mergers & acquisitions, privatizations, banking & finance, admiralty & maritime, Central and SE European law.

Education:

University of Athens Law School (Diploma, 1968); University of Berlin (Dr. Jur., 1975).

Author:

Has published over 160 articles and legal opinions in Greek and foreign Law Reviews, comments on court decisions, as well as a number of monographs and  academic books mainly on insurance law and further on maritime and other commercial law subjects.

Selected, most recent publications (in Greek) include:

  • “Private Insurance Law- Vol. I The Contractual Insurance Law, Vol II. The Enterprise”, 13th ed, Sakkoulas Publ., 2021.
  • “Maritime Law”, 4th ed. [with Prof. Theocharidis], Sakkoulas Publ., 2021.
  • “Insurance Law- From theory to practice”, 5th ed., Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2020.
  • “Insurance Intermediation- Distribution of Insurance Products after the implementation of the IDD”, Sakkoulas Publ., 2019.
  • “Business Association-An introduction to Corporate Law” 6th ed., Nomiki Bibliothiki, 2019.
  • “Basic Legislation on Insolvency”, Sakkoulas Publ., 2017.
  • “Solvency II – Supervision of (Re)insurance Companies”, Sakkoulas Publ., 2016.

Editor:

“Commercial Law Review” (quarterly law review published in Athens since 1950).

Memberships:

  • Honorary President of the Association International de Droit des Assurances (AIDA).
  • President of the Hellenic Insurance Law Association (HILA-AIDA Greek Chapter).
  • Member of the Project Group “Restatement of European Insurance Contract Law”, which produced the “Principles of European Insurance Contract Law” (PEICL) and joined the European Network of Excellence on European Contract Law.
  • Member of the Scientific Committee of the ‘Insurance Science’ Italian International book series, Esi publishing.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the European Insurance Law Review, AIDA Serbia Chapter.
  • Former Chairman of the Mediterranean Maritime Arbitration Association.
  • Former General Secretary of the Comité Maritime International (CMI- Greek Section).
  • President of the Private Insurance Committee at the Insurance Supervisory Authority of Greece of the Greek Ministry of Trade (1994 – 2003).
  • Chairman of Legislation and Drafting Committees for the Greek Commercial Code, Insurance Law, Patent Law and member of Drafting Committees of numerous other Acts.