Dr Andreas Kokkinis

Birmingham Law School
Senior Lecturer

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 prestigious peer reviewed journals such as the Journal of Corporate Law Studies and the Journal of Financial Regulation. His research has been impactful and has 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 as a Senior Lecturer. Before that he was Associate Professor at Warwick Law School which he joined in 2013. He has also taught at UCL, the University of Kent and Buckingham University. 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

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

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. More recently, he published two articles on the Journal of Corporate Law Studies, the first on the bonus cap on bank managers' variable remuneration, and the second on employee participation in corporate governance, as well as an article on the Journal of Financial Regulation that examines the challenges posed by non-performing loans from a corporate governance perspective. His Banking Law textbook with Routledge, an advanced text, co-authored with Dr Andrea Miglionico, is expected to be published in early 2021. Dr Kokkinis is currently working on several collaborative research projects including: (a) Examining the regulatory suspensions that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, their implications and the problem of continuing reliance on excessive levels of debt to address crises, with Iris Chiu and Andrea Miglionico. (b) Mapping the opportunities and challenges for financial regulation posed by digital technologies and RegTech - forthcoming book chapter, with Christian Twigg-Flesner. (c) Assessing the operation Senior Managers Regime & Certification Regime and its impact on the quality of supervision of financial firms, with Anat Keller. (d) Revisiting the theory of corporate law and large socially important corporations to identify core principles of justice applicable to this field and provide an agenda for its future development, with Konstantinos Sergakis.


Recent publications


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

Kokkinis, A 2017, Corporate Law and Financial Instability. <https://www.routledge.com/Corporate-Law-and-Financial-Instability/Kokkinis/p/book/9780367886417>


Hse-Yu Chiu, I, Kokkinis, A & Miglionico, A 2021, '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. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41261-021-00180-2

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

Kokkinis, A 2016, 'The impact of Brexit on the legal framework for cross-border corporate activity', European Business Law Review, vol. 27, pp. 959-987.

Kokkinis, A 2014, 'Shareholder short-termism in the UK: The kay review and the potential role of corporate law', Corporate Ownership and Control, vol. 11, no. 3, pp. 166-174. https://doi.org/10.22495/cocv11i3c1p3

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

Kokkinis, A 2015, A PRIMER ON CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS: ARE BANKS SPECIAL? in The Law on Corporate Governance in Banks. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham UK, pp. 1-41. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781782548867.00009

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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