Firm Profile > Ince > Piraeus, Greece

185 36 PIRAEUS

Shipping litigation Tier 2

Ince hosts dedicated practices for English and Greek shipping disputes relating to shipbuilding, ship sale and purchase contract, charterparties, bills of lading and cargo sale contract. Furthermore, international sanctions and maritime insurance are also core strengths with notable experience also held in relation to admiralty and casualty response with examples including collisions, groundings and salvage operations. In a highlight from the recent caseload, the team acted for the owners and P&I insurers of the container vessel CSL VIRGINIA that collided with a ferry close to Corisica and caused significant pollution across the French coast. Paul Herring heads the litigation practice with Dimitris Giomelakis heading the Greek dispute resolution offering.

Practice head(s):

Paul Herring; Dimitris Giomelakis

Key clients

Angelicoussis Shipping

Carras (Hellas) SA

Cardiff Marine Inc

TMS Bulkers / TMS Tankers Ltd

Gard AS / Gard Greece

Navios Ship Management Inc / Navios Tankers Management Inc

Starbulk Inc/ Oceanbulk Inc / Product Shipping & Trading SA

The UK P&I Club / UK Defence Club / Thomas Miller Hellas

The West Of England

The Swedish Club

The Standard Club

Shipping finance Tier 3

The team at Ince provides clients with a ‘personal, commercial and very competent approach’. It handles all types of debt and equity financing by banks, financial institutions, funds and private equity groups while also undertaking the drafting and negotiation of all forms of shipping contracts. Examples include charterpartiers, shipbuilding contracts and MOAs for the sale and purchase of second-hand ships. Practice head Robin Parry and Ronan Le Dû ‘prove their professionalism with well-structured deals and to the point advice’.

Practice head(s):

Robin Parry;


Personal, very commercial and competent approach. Very good sense of priorities.

Robin Parry: best in the industry. He is extremely knowledgeably and efficient, provides outstanding service to clients.

‘Their service is characterized by consistent, professional and accurate work, with good industry knowledge.’

‘Both Robin Parry and Ronan Le Du have a substantial experience in ship financing and have proven their professionalism with well-structured deals and to the point advices. They both have excellent communication skills and are always hands-on the negotiation process of the loan documentation.’



Key clients


Oaktree Maritime Finance

Piraeus Bank AE

Eurobank Ergasias SA

DnB Bank ASA


Deutche Bank


Navios Maritime

Credit Suisse AG

One firm, in any case

With a heritage reaching back 150 years, Ince is a dynamic international legal and professional services firm, with offices in seven countries across Europe, Asia and the Middle East. With over 500 people, including over 100 partners worldwide, Ince provides legal advice and strategic guidance to clients ranging from the world’s oldest and biggest businesses operating across numerous industries to ultra-high net worth individuals.

Ince Piraeus: In the early 1990s, Ince became one of the first international firms to open an office in Piraeus. Ince’s aim was to bring its practice to the heart of Greek shipping and to offer its clients a local service and on-site support.

We are committed to maintaining our position as a market leader, evolving the firm’s practice and strengthening our presence in the Greek maritime sector.

Facts: Over 500 lawyers and business services professionals, including over 100 partners.

Ince has 14 offices worldwide:

  • UK: London, Cardiff & Aberdeen
  • Germany: Hamburg
  • Greece: Piraeus
  • Gibraltar
  • United Arab Emirates: Dubai
  • Singapore
  • Hong Kong
  • China: Shanghai & Beijing

Sectors & Services: Ince is the largest international law firm shipping practice in Piraeus and the only one with a substantial Greek maritime law and dispute resolution capability. We are a market leader in shipping, admiralty and marine insurance disputes and have a prominent ship finance and transactional practice. The firm offers industry specific expertise in the shipping, insurance, trade and commodities, aviation, yacht and real estate markets.

Ince has extensive experience in all aspects of maritime law, covering disputes arising from shipbuilding and ship sale & purchase contracts, charterparties, bills of lading and cargo sale contracts, international sanctions and marine insurance claims. The firm’s admiralty and casualty response team advises on collisions, salvage operations and accidents at sea. The firm also offers a pre-litigation risk management and due diligence capability.

The firm also advises on disputes and transactional, corporate and shipping matters in the Marshall Islands and Liberia.

Ince has an expertise in debt, lease and equity financings by banks, financial institutions, funds and private equity groups, as well as in shipping contracts, including charterparties, shipbuilding contracts and MOAs for the sale and purchase of second-hand ships.

Ince represents clients in international arbitration and advises on aviation, corporate and commercial and trade and commodities disputes. The firm’s Greek law team advises on commercial transactions and disputes, real estate, compliance and regulatory issues and anti-money laundering and anti-trust policies.

The firm’s continuously expanding base of established clients includes many leading shipping companies headquartered in Greece, insurance companies, classification societies, international corporations and high net worth individuals. Ince is also the preferred firm for several of the P&I Clubs with a presence in Greece.

Department Name Email Telephone
Chief Executive Adrian Biles
Head of EMEA Alexander Janes
Yachts and superyachts Dimitris Kapsis
Yachts and superyachts; Insurance and reinsurance Stuart Francis
Business and finance Robin Parry
Business and finance Ronan Le Du
Commercial disputes; Maritime; Insurance and reinsurance; Commodities & trade Jamila Khan
Commercial disputes; Maritime Paul Herring
Photo Name Position Profile
 George Asproukos  photo George Asproukos Managing Associate
 Panagiotis Fokas  photo Panagiotis Fokas Associate
 Stuart Francis  photo Stuart Francis Admiralty Manager
 Dimitris Giomelakis  photo Dimitris Giomelakis Partner
 Paul Harvey  photo Paul Harvey Associate & Casualty Investigator
 Paul Herring  photo Paul Herring Head of Office
 Pinelopi Karamadouki  photo Pinelopi Karamadouki Managing Associate
 Jamila Khan  photo Jamila Khan Partner
 Ronan Le Du  photo Ronan Le Du Partner
 Victoria Liaou  photo Victoria Liaou Managing Associate
 Lida Logotheti  photo Lida Logotheti Associate
 Nikolaos Mathiopoulos  photo Nikolaos Mathiopoulos Senior Associate
 Stavroula Mylona  photo Stavroula Mylona Senior Associate
 Natalie Nielsen  photo Natalie Nielsen Managing Associate
 Marilena Papagrigoraki  photo Marilena Papagrigoraki Associate
 Robin Parry  photo Robin Parry Partner
 Vanessa Tzoannos  photo Vanessa Tzoannos Senior Asociate
Number of lawyers : 500+
at this office : 18
Other offices : London
Other offices : Cardiff
Other offices : Hamburg
Other offices : Gibraltar
Other offices : Beijing
Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : Hong Kong
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : Dubai