Demetri Bezaintes

Education: GDL from the University of Westminster

Admission: Athens Bar Association, 2015

Registered Foreign Lawyer (RFL) 

Year Joined: 2020

Languages: English, Greek, French, and Spanish

Demetri Bezaintes


Demetri Bezaintes  is an associate based in the London office within the Financial Services and Crypto Litigation Department. He is an SRA-regulated Registered Foreign Lawyer (RFL) in England & Wales and a qualified Greek Lawyer (dikigoros).

Demetri has a thorough knowledge of investment fraud and fund tracing. He works tenaciously for our clients, advising on cryptocurrency, Forex trading disputes and regulatory investigations. He draws his expertise in investment law from his experience in the banking sector and his experience in banking and financial services regulation. Prior to joining Giambrone & Partners Demetri worked at an international bank, where his main focus was the enforcement of freezing orders and third-party debt orders.

He approaches cross-border jurisdiction matters with a comprehensive view, based on his knowledge of both civil and common law. After qualifying as a lawyer in Greece, he obtained a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Westminster.  

Demetri also has experience of assisting high net worth individuals (HNWI) with real estate transactions arising from the Golden Visa scheme.

Demetri was invited to speak at a prestigious global conference

Notable Cases

Tippawan Boonyaem v Persons Unknown Category A & Ors [2023] ewhc 3180 (Comm)

The High Court granted the first UK Summary Judgment to a foreign based victim against fraudsters in multi-jurisdictional cryptocurrency investment scam. 

Mannarino v Person Unknown & Ors [2023]

The High Court granted the first default Judgment in a claim relating to cryptocurrency fraud on behalf of the foreign Claimant demonstrating that the English Courts will act to protect foreign victims of fraud where there is sufficient connection to England and Wales.

D'Aloia v Person Unknown & Ors [2022] EWHC 1723 (Ch) (24 June 2022)

The High Court granted an order permitting service of proceedings on persons unknown via a non-fungible token (NFT) via the blockchain. This is the first instance of an English court allowing service by means of distributed ledger technology and paves the way for victims of crypto-asset fraud to use novel technology to bring claims against persons unknown.


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Languages: English, Greek, French and Spanish.