Dimitris Papoutsis

Legal Counsel, Limassol
T: +357 25 110145 | [email protected]


• Banking and Finance
• Financial Services and Regulation



Dimitris advises Cyprus, EU and third-country credit and financial institutions, investment firms, funds and leading corporations and their legal advisors on complex Cyprus and EU legal, regulatory and corporate matters. Dimitris has extensive domestic and international experience in the fields of banking and finance, capital markets and corporate law.

Languages: English, German, Greek.

  • Advises investment firms, banks and funds on the Cyprus law and regulation on the offering of investment services in connection with MiFID I & II, MiFIR, EMIR, CSDR, AIF and AIFM Laws and UCITS Law, as well as issuers and other interested parties on the applicable Cyprus legislation with regard to the Prospectus and Transparency Directives, the Market Abuse Regulation and the regulatory framework as set out by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission in respective directives and circulars
  • Advises the local branch of a non-EU bank as regards the legal and regulatory matters arising from the offering of banking services in Cyprus under the Cyprus Banking Law, CRD IV and the BRRD as well as on the applicable regulatory framework of the Central Bank of Cyprus
  • Advised O1 Properties, one of the largest owners of class-A office real estate in Moscow, on Cyprus securities law and regulation matters in connection with its USD 350 million Eurobond issue, listed for trading on the Irish Stock Exchange
  • Advised a foreign bank in the course of its due diligence exercise over the potential acquisition of the assets and loan portfolio of a local bank
  • Advised the potential investor (a major New York and London based holding group of companies) in connection with the acquisition of the business of a local bank
  • Advised a potential purchaser of the shares in one of the largest local telecommunications companies
  • Advised the coordination committee of leading local banks on the refinancing of the banking loans of a large Cyprus-based group of companies
  • Advised a local bank on the refinancing of the banking loans of a local hospitality entity.

  • Graduated in Law from the Faculty of Law, University of Thrace, Greece, 2005
  • LL.M. Corporate, Banking and Capital Markets, Faculty of Law, Athens University, Greece, 2007
  • Admitted as Lawyer to the Athens Bar Association (Greece) since 2007
  • Senior Associate since 2017
  • Speaks Greek, English and German

  • Co-author of the Cyprus chapter of Review of Crowdfunding Regulation & Market Developments for RES project financing in the EU – Unleashing the potential of Crowdfunding for Financing Renewable Energy Projects – report funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme on the regulation of crowdfunding and market developments for renewable energy sources, published in 2016
  • Cyprus section of Mifid II Report 2017

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