On the occasion of the handover ceremony held in Athens on 14 January in the presence of the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokópis Pavlópoulos, Mr Georgios Rouskas became the new President of the Council of the Notariats of the European Union (CNUE) for 2020. He succeeds the French notary Pierre-Luc Vogel.
Among his work priorities, Mr Rouskas intends to focus on issues related to company law, in particular the transposition into national law of the directive on the life cycle of companies, the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism, as well as the many challenges related to digitalisation (block chains, artificial intelligence, etc.) on which the European institutions have already announced their willingness to concentrate their efforts.
Georgios Rouskas was born in Athens in 1964. He graduated from the Law Department of the Faculty of Law of the National and Capodistrian University of Athens in 1988. From 1990 he was appointed as a lawyer at the Court of First Instance of Athens, practising in the private sector for three years. He was appointed notary in Athens in 1993.
Since 2015, he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Chamber of Notaries of Athens, Piraeus, the Aegean Sea and the Dodecanese, having been elected member of the Board of Directors from 2003 to 2009, Treasurer from 2009 to 2012 and Vice-Chairman from 2012 to 2015. He is President of the Coordinating Committee of the Chambers of Notaries of Greece.
Georgios Rouskas specialises in matters of real estate taxation, real estate law and cadastre legislation. He has made numerous interventions on these areas during seminars organised by the Chambers of Lawyers and Notaries and by the Associations of Tax Experts. He has also published a significant number of articles on the above-mentioned areas.