Established in 1977 by Professor Dr. Ioannis Rokas, the firm has grown substantially to become one of the leading international law firms in Greece - while having also developed an international network of independent legal and business consulting firms that spreads across the countries of the Central and SE European region - and it holds to the vision of providing global solutions to a worldwide client base.
Rokas understands that networking and an international perspective can prove to be the 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 and ability to conduct business in a variety of languages, its in-depth knowledge of local cultures and its specialized and broadly experienced lawyers, Rokas is in a position to offer its clients comprehensive legal advice on major projects that is being widely acknowledged by local and international enterprises, whilst also contributing to the restructuring of developing economies and encouraging economic growth.
The firm has a broad range of international and Greek clients, both corporate and individuals in the public and private sector while it has been project leader and member of consortia in various projects concerning the strengthening, modernisation and regulation of the insurance, energy & environment, and telecommunications sectors, supporting of public administration and justice reforms, assisting in privatizations in several countries of Central and SE Europe, and in former USSR States.
Many of the firm's lawyers are licensed to practice in more than one jurisdiction. Both as litigators and legal consultants, the law firm actively practices in almost all sectors of business law. It specializes in all aspects of insurance, an active group deals with banking regulations and project finance, whilst certain specialized lawyers handle cases concerning transport, telecommunications, energy, construction and taxation law. It provides representation to its clients in major litigation and arbitration cases, as well as in extra-judicial settlement of disputes and ADR procedures. The firm's size allows it to devote a team of lawyers to large cases. Further fields of activity involve international tax planning, criminal law, employment, mining, environmental and real estate.
General practice areas in which Rokas has developed significant expertise include: Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Competition - Mergers & Acquisitions, Construction & Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial, Dispute Resolution & ADR (Arbitration; Criminal Litigation; Litigation), Energy, Natural Resources & Environment (Energy Dispute Resolution; Energy Grids; Energy Market Regulation; Energy Trading; Power Plant Projects & Renewable Energy Sources), EU Law, Insolvency & Restructuring, Insurance & Reinsurance (Insurance Litigation; Insurance Regulatory), Intellectual Property & Trademarks, Labour & Employment, Privatization, Shipping & Transport, Taxation, Telecommunications & Technology.