Dimitri Cocalis

Dimitri Cocalis – Managing Partner

Dimitri is primarily a devoted practicing lawyer for almost 40 years, member of the Athens Bar Association; he is a technology enthusiast and this has very much affected his professional orientation and management style. His practice areas include Aviation, Arbitration, Banking, & Financing, Contract & Commercial, Corporate & M&A, Energy, Litigation and TMT. In parallel, he manages Cocalis Partners.


Dimitri has led many major M&A and Privatization projects in Greece, the Balkans, the Black Sea region and the wider Mediterranean region and has sat in several significant international arbitrations.


He has lectured in open and closed seminars and has organized and led workshops, mainly on telecommunications and technology matters, M&A and venture capital transactions and has contributed articles in several legal publications.

Dimitri was born February 1, 1951 in Athens, Greece, graduated the Varvakeion  Lyceum in 1969 and the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1973 (Law Degree), then attended Panteion University for Political & Economic Science (1974); Was admitted to practice in 1977 and admitted to the Supreme Courts of Greece in 1988. Languages: English, French and (elementary) Italian


Unfair Trading Practices (Kluwer 1996), Recent Energy Legislation in Greece (International Oil & Gas Finance Review 2004), Recent developments in the Geek corporate finance legal framework (IFLR 2005) Recent Oil & Gas developments in Greece (International Oil & Gas Finance Review 2005), Greece moves to “clean – up” its act (International Oil & Gas Finance Review 2006), Oil & Gas developments in Greece: Biofuels & Natural Gas (International Oil & Gas Finance Review 2007), Greece an Oil & Gas supply crossroad in the making (International Oil & Gas Finance Review 2008) “Hellenic Financial Stability Fund to provide safety net for banking system” (ILO 2010), “Relief from performing and non-performing bank loans and facilities” (ILO 2010), “Surviving the Crisis” (ILO 2009), “Race for Capital Adequacy” (ILO 2009), “Support Plans for Banks”, “Monitoring Housing Loans and Residential Property Indexes” (ILO 2009), “Issues with Cash Pooling and Bond Loans” (ILO 2009).

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