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Dimitris Roussis

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Bernitsas Law

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Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution; Public Procurement; Privatisations.


Dimitris joined the Firm in 1997 and is Head of the Public Procurement and Joint Head of the Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution and Privatisations groups. He has vast experience in the area of public procurement, advising both participants and strategic investors in their involvement in, and awarding authorities in their running of, tender proceedings, including concession and PPP projects.

Dimitris also has a substantial administrative litigation and dispute resolution practice, representing his clients in claims arising from the award of public tenders, proceedings for the annulment of central and local government acts or decisions and retraction of fines and penalties imposed by public authorities. Dimitris has acted in numerous privatisations, and has notable experience in the restructuring of state-owned companies with a view to their sale or listing on the Athens Exchange.


Athens Bar, 1993; Athens Court of Appeals, 2002; Supreme Court of Greece, 2006.


Greek and English.


Degree in Law, University of Thrace; LLM in International, European and Commercial Law, University of Kent at Canterbury.


Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Dimitris Roussis - Bernitsas Law

Within: Dispute resolution

Praised for its ‘industry knowledge and legal proficiency’, Bernitsas Law’s clients consider it ‘the first choice when it comes to administrative litigation’. The team is jointly led by the ‘very knowledgeableChristos Paraskevopoulos, who is ‘fully devoted to the client’, and Dimitris Roussis, who has a ‘very good knowledge of administrative law’. Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas is also praised for his ‘deep legal knowledge’. The firm recently represented CANA Pharmaceuticals in an appeal before the Council of State regarding claw back payments to Greek hospitals.

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Projects and privatisation

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Dimitris Roussis - Bernitsas Law

Within: Projects and privatisation

As good as any in the Greek market’, the ‘excellentBernitsas Law is noted for its ability to provide ‘deep market awareness and focused, constructive advice’. Managing partner Panayotis Bernitsas handles projects and infrastructure matters. Nicholas Papachristopoulos, Dimitris Roussis, and Yannis Seiradakis are recommended for privatisation mandates. The firm recently acted for Jermyn Street Real Estate Fund, which led a consortium on the acquisition of the €400m Astir Palace Hotel resort from the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) and the National Bank of Greece (NBG). Yannis Kourniotis is now with KKLegal.

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