Greece > Shipping litigation
Index of tables
Boutique Deucalion Rediadis & Sons has a superb reputation, and acts for a number of major P&I clubs. It handles wet and dry shipping litigation, including charterparty disputes. Name partner Deucalion Rediadis is a real heavyweight in the market.
Hill Dickinson LLP’s four-partner team is extremely well regarded. The firm is particularly strong in dry shipping disputes, such as charterparty and bill of lading matters. Patrick Hawkins and Andrew Dyer are very experienced, and UK-qualified Electra Panayotopoulos and dual-qualified Maria Moisidou are also well regarded.
Holman Fenwick Willan LLP’s excellent team was involved in a number of high-value wet and dry litigation matters. This included advising the owners and insurers in a multimillion-dollar High Court dispute regarding the sinking of a bulk carrier. Dimitri Vassos, Dimitris Exarchou and Gareth Williams are highly recommended.
Ince & Co’s already strong practice was reinforced by the arrival of Jamila Khan from London, bringing the total number of litigation partners to four. It advises on wet and dry disputes, including representing the owners in a charterparty dispute with COSCO. It also represented the owners and P&I insurers on liability claims arising from the sinking of the Olivia in the South Atlantic. Jonathan Elvey has an excellent reputation.
Norton Rose’s head of disputes Marie Kelly and John Liberopoulos are experienced litigators. The firm’s focus tends towards charterparty and shipbuilding contract disputes, rather than admiralty claims. It represents an impressive range of clients, including Golden Union Shipping, Empire Navigation, and Alma Maritime.
Timagenis Law Firm is recommended for wet and dry shipping cases, and Gregory Timagenis has an excellent reputation for both litigation and arbitration. The firm is regularly involved in shipbuilding disputes, personal injury claims and maritime arrests.
Bairactaris & Partners handles the full range of disputes, including representing lenders in claims against shipowners. Vangelis Bairactaris and Christina Gennadopoulou are very well regarded.
Alex McIntosh heads Clyde & Co’s well-regarded team, which represents clients from all corners of the market, including shipowners, insurers and charterers. Martin Hall, who divides his time between Guildford and Piraeus, is recommended.
KGDI Law Firm’s ‘very professional team’ has ‘excellent industry knowledge’, and provides ‘prompt and practical advice in the face of the complexities of Greek law’. The firm regularly acts for international P&I clubs and Lloyd’s syndicates. The ‘first-rate’ John Markianos-Daniolos heads the practice.
John Reece heads Reed Smith’s quality practice, which represents shipowners and banks in a range of shipping disputes. It successfully acted for NewLead Holdings in a charterparty dispute against TMT, involving five worldwide freezing orders and winning over $15m.
Sarantitis Law Firm’s well-regarded team recently advised the insurers, including Allianz, on a $184m lawsuit brought by Starlight Shipping Company relating to the loss of the Alexandros T. Gregory Vlachos heads the four-lawyer team.
Scorinis Law Offices’ strong practice is experienced in ship arrests, admiralty and charterparty disputes. George Scorinis is the main contact.
Theo Sioufas at Theo V. Sioufas & Co. Law Offices enjoys a very good reputation, and regularly represents Greek shipowners in the Greek courts, as well as in arbitration.
Douglas Bateson is the highly rated lead partner in Thomas Cooper’s Piraeus office. The team, which includes George Lambrou and Ioanna Vitta, covers all aspects of wet and dry shipping litigation.
V&P Law Firm is well regarded in the market and is experienced in bill of lading and charterparty disputes. It recently advised Marfin Egnatia Bank on the arrest and auctioning of four vessels, worth $130m, in Gibraltar.
Antony Antapassis – George Albouras Law Office has a good reputation for maritime litigation, a fact underlined by Antony Antapassis’ continuing role as chairman of the Greek Maritime Law Association. The firm’s litigation expertise extends to other areas of transport such as aviation and rail.
Professor Christian Filios and Menelaos Karpathakis of Calavros And Partners were recently involved in a major shipping construction arbitration in London.
PotamitisVekris’ shipping expert Konstantinos Papadiamantis is ‘commercially minded, efficient, and fast’. Eurobulk is a major client.