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6TH FLOOR, 83 AKTI MIAOULI AND FLESSA STREET, 185 38 PIRAEUS, GREECE
Tel:
Work +30 210 429 3978
Fax:
Fax +30 210 429 3118
Web:
www.hfw.com
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HFW, Dimitri Vassos, Piraeus, GREECE

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Dimitri Vassos

Tel:
Work +30 210 429 3978
Email:
HFW

Work Department

Shipping and transport practice group.

Position

Head of Greek office; specialist in dry and wet marine litigation, including marine and non-marine insurance; recent cases include acting for owners and underwriters in a number of hijackings by Somali pirates; acting for owners in a number of shipbuilding disputes with Korean and Chinese shipyards. Also representing Owners in a High Court action against hull underwriters claiming their vessel was a constructive total loss.

Career

Trained Holman Fenwick Willan, London; qualified 1996; assistant in the Admiralty department, London 1996-2000; Piraeus office 2000 to date; partner 2003. Has written articles in various shipping and legal publications and has given seminars on casualties in Greece and Turkey.

Languages

Bilingual in English and Greek.

Member

Law Society of England and Wales; Piraeus Bar Association; Piraeus Marine Club.


Greece

Shipping litigation

Within: Leading individuals

Dimitri Vassos - HFW

Within: Shipping litigation

HFW has a highly experiened team that is praised for its 'commercial sensitivity' and 'quality work'. Dimitri Vassos, who has an excellent reputation for dry and wet shipping claims, leads the practice, which also includes Dimitris Exarchou, who is noted for his expertise in dry shipping disputes. The firm acts for a mix of P&I clubs, owners, and lenders, and in particular has been very busy advising on dry disputes between borrowers and lenders.

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  • Business interruption insurance: importance of understanding cover

    Business interruption insurance is often a key component of a company’s business continuity plan. The insurance is designed to compensate an insured for the financial effect of the interruption or interference to that business as a result of physical damage to an insured property or other key external events, such as damage at a supplier’s or customer’s premises. The intention is to restore the business to the same financial position as if the loss had not occurred, subject always to the terms and conditions of the policy. 

    - Holman Fenwick Willan

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