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Dimitris is a partner in the firm’s Piraeus office and specialises in marine law and shipping disputes. He deals with all types of contentious work in the context of both arbitration and court proceedings under English law. He has been involved in numerous charterparty, bill of lading, shipbuilding, marine insurance, sale and purchase and international trade disputes involving contractual breaches and claims. His experience also extends to advising on drafting issues and settlement negotiations as well as organising and taking part in mediations.

With a particular interest in advocacy, Dimitris has appeared before a three-member London tribunal defending a multi-million US$ claim for wrongful termination of a charterparty. He is regularly mentioned in the legal directories - Chambers and Partners describes him as ‘very bright and attentive to details, even minor ones’ as well as ‘very hard working’, while The Legal 500 notes that he has ‘very quick responses’ and is ‘highly recommended’ for his ‘quick understanding of issues coupled with fast responses’.

Dimitris joined Thomas Cooper in 2014 from a top-10 international law firm where he spent five years in the shipping disputes department. He has a diverse legal education background of both English and Greek law and holds degrees from the University of East Anglia (Norwich Law School) (LLB, Law), University College London (LLM, Maritime Law) and the University of Athens (LLB, Greek Law). A native Greek speaker, Dimitris is admitted both as a solicitor (Law Society of England & Wales) and an attorney at law (Athens Bar Association), and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).

Recent work highlights

  • Advising on a complex multi-jurisdictional charterparty claim up and down the charterparty chain.
  • Representing well-established Greek owning interests in a high value cargo claim about an alleged shortage / damage of a cargo of bagged rice.
  • Advising on a high value multi-jurisdictional dispute involving one of the largest superyachts in the world.
  • Acting on a substantial marine insurance claim heard by the UK Supreme Court.
  • Handling a substantial claim in respect of off-spec bunkers through arbitration.

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