Konstantinos specialises in corporate governance, corporate and capital markets law. He is Professor of Capital Markets Law and Corporate Governance, Director of the LLM in Corporate & Financial Law and School Director of Internationalisation at the University of Glasgow.
He regularly advises public authorities, issuer associations and Ministry organisations on corporate governance and stewardship as well as investment consulting firms in relation to ESG issues and scoring methods. His research has been cited extensively by authorities, associations and market actors in various countries. He also delivers training seminars to pension funds in relation to shareholder stewardship issues.
Professor Sergakis is a Member (Alternate) of the Joint Board of Appeal of the European Supervisory Authorities (EBA, EIOPA, ESMA). He was appointed to this position in 2021 by the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) for a five year mandate. The Board is responsible for deciding on appeals against certain decisions of the three Authorities and its decisions can themselves be appealed to the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Professor Sergakis serves as a Member of the Oversight Committee of the Best Practice Principles for Shareholder Voting Research Providers (the BPP Group), the proxy advisors’ global industry group. His role is to provide, together with the other Committee members (listed company and institutional investor representatives) an annual independent review of the monitoring of the Best Practice Principles and an annual independent review of the public reporting of each BPP Signatory. He also provides guidance and advice to the BPP Group with respect to the operation and development of the Principles.
He also serves as Advisor at Mefop Spa, the company created by the Italian Ministry of Economy and Finance for the development of the pension fund market and of other social security forms and undertakes public policy initiatives in the area of stewardship, such as the co-authorship of the inaugural Stewardship Guidelines for Italian pension funds.
He has launched as a Founding Member and serves as Member of the Board of Directors at important initiatives in transnational corporate governance, such as the ESG European Institute, the first multistakeholder ESG think tank (academics, CEOs, directors, ESG analysts, lawyers, policy makers, proxyadvisors among many others) and the Transnational Network of Banking and Financial Law (Montreal).
He regularly delivers keynote speeches at high-level academic and policy-making events (G7 Pensions Summit, Annual Listed Companies day in Belgium and others) and participates to various conferences. His articles have appeared in the Journal of Corporate Law Studies, the European Business Organization Law Review and the European Company and Financial Law Review, among others.
He serves as member of the Executive Board of the International Association of Economic Law (AIDE), of the editorial board of the journals 'Corporate Ownership and Control' and 'Corporate Governance and Sustainability Review' and of the UK Research and Innovation Future Leaders Fellowships (UKRI FLF) programme Peer Review College.
Professor Sergakis has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Aarhus, University of Alcalá, Global College of Law at UCLouvain, University of Liechtenstein, University of Macerata, Sciences-Po Lyon and University of Trento. He has also held a Visiting Lectureship at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg.