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Tel:
Work +30 210 361 5395
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Fax +30 210 364 0805
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Web:
www.bernitsaslaw.com

Dimitris Roussis

Tel:
Work +30210 3615395
Email:
Web:
www.bernitsaslaw.com
Bernitsas Law

Work Department

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

Position

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.

Career

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

Languages

Greek and English.

Education

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


Greece

Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Dimitris Roussis - Bernitsas Law

Within: Dispute resolution

Bernitsas Law provides 'excellent and on-point advice on Greek law'. The 'very creative and pragmatic' co-head  Christos Paraskevopoulos 'understands the commercial context of a dispute and provides very suitable solutions'. His fellow practice head Dimitris Roussis is also extremely well regarded, particularly for administrative disputes, while Panayotis Bernitsas is highly experienced in arbitrations. Among the associates, George Atie  is 'one of the most committed lawyers' with 'solid experience both in civil litigation as well as arbitrations'. Evangelos Mamalakis is praised for his 'very good legal mind'. Recent highlights include advising Wind Telecommunications on a dispute with the Greek state over a contested exclusivity clause in its contract with the state concerning mobile telephony rights.

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Projects and privatisation

Within: Leading individuals

Dimitris Roussis - Bernitsas Law

Within: Projects and privatisation

Bernitsas Law is often first on the list for landmark projects and privatisations. Recently, it advised the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund (HRADF) on the privatisation of the National Train Operating Company, which was sold to Ferrovie Dello Stato. The practice also advised a consortium of bidders, including Transgaz and the EBRD, in the tender for a 66% stake in the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA). Key partners include Dimitris Roussis, Nikos Papachristopoulos and Yannis Seiradakis, who jointly lead the team; Yannis Kourniotis is now at Lambadarios Law Firm.

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