Dr Andreas Kokkinis

Dr Andreas Kokkinis

Birmingham Law School
Associate Professor
Head of Postgraduate Research

Contact details

Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Kokkinis has published widely in the areas of corporate governance, bank corporate governance and financial regulation, and engages regularly with policy makers and the media. His work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Journal of Financial Regulation, Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, and Journal of Banking Regulation. His research has attracted external funding from the British Academy and has been impactful having influenced a Greek Act of Parliament on the corporate governance of listed companies, an influential US shareholder advocate, a UK ethical investment firm, and a leading independent proxy voting agency.


  • PhD, University College London
  • LLM, London School of Economics
  • LLB, National University of Athens


Dr Kokkinis joined Birmingham Law School in 2020. Before that he was Associate Professor at Warwick Law School which he joined in 2013. He has also taught – inter alia – at UCL and the University of Kent. He holds a PhD from University College London (2014), an LLM from the London School of Economics (2009) and an LLB from the National University of Athens (2008). He qualified as an advocate in Greece in 2011. Dr Kokkinis currently holds external examiner positions at the University of York, the University of Glasgow, and the University of Southampton. He has previously been external examiner for King's College London, BPP University, and Huddersfield University. Dr Kokkinis has presented his research and delivered workshops and masterclasses in several countries including the US, Colombia, Singapore, Malaysia, Norway, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, and Latvia.


UG module: Company Law, Commercial Law

PGT modules: Banking Law (module leader), Company Law, International Corporate Governance

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Kokkinis is available to supervise doctoral researchers on corporate law, corporate governance, banking law and regulation and financial regulation. He has previously supervised research projects on shareholder activism, executive remuneration, banking regulatory architecture and the development of infrastructure through private sector involvement.

Find out more - our PhD Law  page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.


Dr Kokkinis' research interests include corporate governance, bank corporate governance, and financial regulation. His monograph Corporate Law and Financial Instability (Routledge, 2017) critiques the corporate law framework for UK banks from a prudential regulatory perspective and argues for the need to reform banks' corporate objective to prioritise the financial sustainability of the entity. In parallel, he has published three articles on the Journal of Corporate Law Studies, the first on the bonus cap on bank managers' variable remuneration, the second on employee participation in corporate governance, and the third on the interplay of the Senior Manager Regime and Corporate culture.  His Banking Law textbook with Routledge, an advanced text, co-authored with Dr Andrea Miglionico, was published in 2021. Dr Kokkinis has recently done work on the regulatory suspensions that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis; the opportunities and challenges for financial regulation posed by digital technologies and RegTech; and the corporate governance implications of non-performing loans. He is currently working on the following projects: (1) reconceptualising shareholder personhood in corporate law; (2) critiquing the transformation of corporate debt financing as a result of prudential regulation over the past three decades; (3) empirically examining the perceptions around purposeful culture of mid-level management in financial firms; (4) interrogating the effectiveness of the UK whistle-blower framework in the financial services; (5) assessing the institutional position of the European Banking Authority within the broader Banking Union regulatory architecture; (6) revisiting the issue of corporate liability for torts in light of libertarian ideas around responsibility and equal application of the law; (7) addressing the challenges posed for capital markets by dual-class voting shares in light of the Hayekian understanding of markets and law.  


Recent publications


Talbot, L & Kokkinis, A 2024, Great Debates in Company Law. Great Debates in Law, 2nd edn, Bloomsbury Publishing. <https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/great-debates-in-company-law-9781350440265/>

Kokkinis, A & Miglionico, A 2021, Banking Law: Private Transactions and Regulatory Frameworks. 1 edn, Routledge, Taylor & Francis, London, London. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003133636


Talbot, L & Kokkinis, A 2024, 'Making the identity of beneficial owners transparent: Considerations for Japan from the English experience', Journal of Business Law.

Hse-Yu Chiu, I, Kokkinis, A & Miglionico, A 2022, 'Addressing the challenges of post-pandemic debt management in the consumer and SME Sectors: a proposal for the roles of UK financial regulators', Journal of Banking Regulation, vol. 23, pp. 439-457. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41261-021-00180-2

Keller, A & Kokkinis, A 2022, 'The senior managers and certification regime in financial firms: an organisational culture analysis', Journal of Corporate Law Studies, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 299-334. https://doi.org/10.1080/14735970.2022.2054165

Kokkinis, A, Chiu, I & Miglionico, A 2021, 'Debt expansion as "relief and rescue" at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic: insights from the legal theory of finance', Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 29-99. https://doi.org/10.2979/indjglolegstu.28.1.0029

Chiu, I, Kokkinis, A & Miglionico, A 2021, 'Relief and rescue: financial regulatory suspensions in the United Kingdom', Stanford International Policy Review, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 24-77. <https://fsi.stanford.edu/sipr/publication/sipr-fall-2020-0>

Kokkinis, A, Chiu, I & Miglionico, A 2021, 'Relief and rescue: suspensions and elasticity in financial regulation, and lessons from the UK's management of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis', Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, vol. 64, pp. 63-111. <https://openscholarship.wustl.edu/law_journal_law_policy/vol64/iss1/9>

Kokkinis, A & Sergakis, K 2020, 'A flexible model for efficient employee participation in UK companies', Journal of Corporate Law Studies, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 453-493. https://doi.org/10.1080/14735970.2020.1735161

Kokkinis, A & Miglionico, A 2020, 'Open banking and Libra: a new frontier of financial inclusion for payment systems?', Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 2020, no. 2, pp. 601-629. <https://ssrn.com/abstract=3766655>

Kokkinis, A & Miglionico, A 2020, 'The Role of Bank Management in the EU Resolution Regime for NPLs', Journal of Financial Regulation, vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 204–232. https://doi.org/10.1093/jfr/fjaa007

Kokkinis, A & Miglionico, A 2018, 'Dos and don’ts of Brexit: The future of the UK financial services sector', Law and Economics Yearly Review, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 48-72.

Kokkinis, A 2018, 'Exploring the effects of the ‘bonus cap’ rule: the impact of remuneration structure on risk-taking by bank managers', Journal of Corporate Law Studies, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 167-195. https://doi.org/10.1080/14735970.2018.1455492

Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Kokkinis, A & Twigg-Flesner, C 2020, The Potential Impact of Digitisation upon the Regulation of Financial Markets and Products. in Regulation and the Global Financial Crisis: Impact, Regulatory Responses, and Beyond. Routledge, Taylor & Francis, London, pp. 118-141. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429199561

Book/Film/Article review

Kokkinis, A 2022, 'E. Micheler, Company Law: A Real Entity Theory, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2021, 320 pp, hb, £80.00', Modern Law Review. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2230.12733

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Corporate Law, Banking Law, Financial Regulation

Languages and other information

English, French and Greek

Media experience

Wide ranging experience of live TV and radio interviews, press interviews and written comments provided.


Corporate Law, Banking Law, Financial Regulation

Policy experience

Responses to public consultations; engagement with industry