Dimitrios is an Associate at the Energy & Infrastructure group at Koutalidis Law Firm. His main area of focus is advising multinational green energy corporates in contentious and non-contentious matters mainly relating to RES project acquisition, development, financing, construction and operation in Greece.

Prior to joining Koutalidis Law Firm, Dimitrios worked in the arbitration practices of Reed Smith (Paris) and Shearman & Sterling (London), as well as at the ICC (Paris). Dimitrios was admitted to the Athens Bar Association in early 2018 and joined the Firm in 2020. He is admitted to practice before the Court of Appeals.

Academic Background


  • Institut d'études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), Law School (LL.M. in Transnational Arbitration & Dispute Settlement (TADS)), summa cum laude, first in class
  • National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Law (LL.M. in Private International & Comparative Law), Distinction, first in class (valedictorian)
  • The Hague Academy of International Law (Certificate in Private International Law)
  • Democritus University of Thrace (D.U.Th.), Law School (LL.B.), Top 3% of class

Languages


  • Greek
  • English
  • French

Professional Memberships


  • Member of the Athens Bar Association (Court of Appeals)
  • Vice-President of Sciences Po Arbitration Society
  • Member of ICC’s Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF)
  • Young Member of Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ΙΤΑ)
  • Member of LCIA’s Young International Arbitration Group (YIAG)
  • Member of Young ICSID
  • Member of Young ICCA

Career Highlights


Recent work includes:

  • Advising Enel Green Power Hellas in the negotiation and drafting of a complex joint development agreement and a set of sale and purchase agreements with a major local developer and EPC contractor for the acquisition of a 96 MW portfolio of PV projects (incl. the preparation and subsequent update of a legal due diligence report),
  • Advised a major multinational energy conglomerate on the potential acquisition, through an organized auction process opened to several bidders, of a large wind farm and photovoltaic plant portfolio of projects under development located in Spain, France, Italy and Greece,
  • Advised Macquarie Asset Management, in a consortium with British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI) and MEAG, in its €2.5bn acquisition of Reden Solar – a leading French solar power producer with a 762 MW operational portfolio and a 15 GW development pipeline – from Infravia Capital Partners and Eurazeo,
  • Advised the seller (Fensol Development Ltd) in the negotiation of a memorandum of understanding and subsequent sale and purchase agreement for the sale of a 303 MW portfolio of PV projects to HELPE RES SA (buyer). The deal also involved the negotiation and execution of a development services agreement between the Client as the developer and the Target as project owner,
  • Advising a major Greek RES developer, in its capacity as the borrower, in the negotiation of a financing transaction to cover looming development-related expenses, together with a full set of security documentation (indicatively, share pledge and account pledge agreements), with a major US RES investor as the lender,
  • Representing a leading international organic waste management company in multi-million euro cross-border civil litigation proceedings against a major local contractor in relation to the construction of a large-scale waste management project in Crete, Greece.

Publications