Dimitri Christopoulos is the founding and managing partner of Christopoulos & Associates. He has extensive experience in the field of taxation law and acted as External Legal Counsel to the Ministry of Finance on Corporate Taxation issues from 1993-1995. Other appointments include membership of the Board of Directors of the Franchise Association of Greece in 1997 and still is Board member in companies of food, press, energy, real estate, financial services and sports.
Dimitri is experienced in advising in all types of Real Estate and development projects, with a particular focus on the hotel, catering, leisure, time-sharing and tourism industries. He also has established a specialization in advising on the protection of Intellectual & Industrial Property rights, often working cross-border with correspondent law firms. In 1999, Dimitri acted in the first buyout of a domestic company by an international fund to take place in Greece, establishing his expertise in the area of Mergers & Acquisitions. He represents clients in Litigation & Dispute Resolution matters arising in all of the firm’s areas of practice, in particular tax and white collar crime, and advises local administrative bodies in respect of the liability of companies to tax.
Dimitri has represented a number of clients in their bids in tenders for telecommunications licenses, but also in the transport sector.
Dimitri contributes regularly to the legal and financial press. He has been published widely in “Erga Omnes”, a legal publication of which he is on the Editorial Board, and the “Hotelier”, a leading publication in the tourism industry. Dimitri qualified to the Athens Bar in 1994. Having graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1990, he attended the Universite de Bordeaux, from which he obtained a DEA de droit Public & Fiscal in 1992 and 1993 respectively.
Since 2016 he teaches at National School of Judges.
He is also a visiting professor at the Economics Department of the University of Peloponnese and the Institute of Continuing Education of the Armed Forces.