Professor Dr. Rokas, Ioannis K.

Born in Athens, Greece; admitted 1971, Athens; authorized to appear before all Greek Courts, of all instances; Professor of Commercial and Business Law, Athens University of Economics and Business; 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.


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


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:


Commercial Law Review (quarterly law review published in Athens since 1950); Correspondent for the German review "Versicherungsrecht" and the Belgian review "European Transport Law".


  • AIDA (International Association for Insurance Law): Honorary President;
  • AIDA, President of the Greek Section (Hellenic Insurance Law Association);
  • 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 International Italian book series 'Insurance Science', Esi publishing;
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the European Insurance Law Review, AIDA Serbia Chapter;
  • Comite Maritime Internationale: former General Secretary of the Greek Section;
  • Mediterranean Maritime Arbitration Association: former Chairman;
  • 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.

Liber Amicorum in Honour of Ioannis K. Rokas has been published (in Greek) by Nomiki Bibliothiki Publ., Athens, 2017.


Practice Areas

Insurance Law, General Commercial Law, Banking Law, Admiralty and Maritime Law, Environmental Law, Central and Eastern European Law.


Greek, German, English, French.

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