Established in early 1977, Rokas has grown substantially to develop into an international network of legal and business consulting firms that spreads across the countries of the Central and SE European region – and holds to the vision of providing regional solutions to a worldwide client base.
Rokas understands that this international perspective can provide a critical advantage regarding the services offered to clients who plan to expand, run and develop their business. Consequently, through its broad network, ready access to information, resources, ability to conduct business in a variety of languages, in-depth knowledge of local cultures, and specialised and broadly experienced lawyers, the firm is in a position to offer clients comprehensive legal advice on major projects, as is widely acknowledged by local and international enterprises. Rokas’ clients include multinational commercial corporations active in banking, finance, energy, telecommunications, technology, construction, real estate, services etc; businesses in the aluminium, steel and gas sectors; tobacco and courier companies; state institutions and regulators; and many others. The firm has been a project leader and member of consortia in various projects concerning the strengthening, modernisation and regulation of the insurance, energy and environment, and telecommunications sectors, supporting of public administration and justice reforms, assisting in privatisations in several countries of Central and South East Europe, and in former USSR states.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Rokas is the leading Greek firm in insurance and reinsurance law. The firm’s partners, widely recognised as foremost academics, are litigation and regulation practitioners in insurance law across Greece and the wider region served by Rokas. Having published landmark textbooks and articles on the subject in Greece and in other countries, they also advise EU, Greek and South East European authorities on the drafting of insurance laws and, regularly, foreign courts on aspects of Greek insurance law. Furthermore, growth sectors such as energy, electronic communications, infrastructure and project finance have been incorporated into the firm’s fields of expertise, while Rokas’ team of specialists is also active in advising numerous foreign and local companies on their mergers and acquisitions, in all the countries where the firm operates. The general practice areas in which Rokas has developed significant expertise include:
- banking and finance;
- capital markets;
- mergers and acquisitions, including competition, construction and real estate, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution and ADR (arbitration, criminal litigation and litigation);
- energy, natural resources and the environment, including energy dispute resolution, energy grids, energy market regulation, energy trading, power plant projects and renewable energy sources;
- EU law;
- insolvency and restructuring;
- insurance and reinsurance, including insurance litigation and insurance regulatory
- intellectual property and trademarks;
- labour and employment;
- shipping and transport;
- taxation; and
- e-communications and technology.
25 & 25A Boukourestiou Street, 106 71 Athens - Greece
Belgrade • Bucharest • Prague • Skopje • Sofia • Thessaloniki • Tirana • Kiev (representative office) • Associated offices in Podgorica, Sarajevo and Zagreb.