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Stephenson Harwood, Menelaus Kouzoupis, London, ENGLAND

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Menelaus Kouzoupis

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Marine and International Trade

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Menelaus’ practice covers a wide range of international commercial law, with a particular focus on marine, international trade and energy. He advises a wide range of clients including ship owners, P&I Clubs, banks, traders, energy companies and mining houses.

On the contentious side, Menelaus has an emphasis on maritime and trade disputes with extensive experience representing clients at the High Court (including injunctive relief) and before numerous arbitral bodies such as LMAA, ICC, and LCIA tribunals. Menelaus also specialises in enforcement action and is regularly instructed in relation to vessel arrests, attachments and asset tracing.

In terms of non-contentious matters, Menelaus regularly advises clients on commercial contracts and preparation of bespoke terms and conditions. He is also active in sale and purchase deals with a particular focus on asset finance. Menelaus also provides regular advice in respect of various international sanctions regimes.

In addition, Menelaus has broad experience protecting his clients’ interests in complex cross-border insolvencies, worth a focus on the UNCITRAL model law. 

Menelaus is a Lord Denning Scholar of the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn and was called to the bar prior to being admitted as a solicitor.




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Shipping

Within: Shipping

Stephenson Harwood is a ‘friendly and approachable firm’ which has ‘excellent attention to detail and logistical acumen’ and is noted for its experience in high-value and complex shipping disputes. The team acted for the successful shipowners in a Supreme Court decision arising out of the seizure of the vessel MV Longchamp by Somali pirates and represented Commerzbank in a case which examined shipping loan agreements. It is also acting for PDVSA group companies in a number of shipping disputes. Head of marine and international trade Mike Phillips is ‘outstanding’; Nick Barber is noted for his ‘admiralty expertise, his brilliant investigative knowledge and experience’; Stuart Beadnall regularly advises on the maritime aspects of the oil and gas industry; Paolo Ghirardani is ‘simply brilliant’; Cristan Evans is ‘very professional, responsive and delivers a high-quality service’; Alex Davis leads the marine insurance and marine and casualty response groups; Tony Concagh is ‘extremely knowledgeable’; Sean Gibbons is noted for his experience in acting for Korean shipowners and shipyards in disputes; and Ingolf Kaiser is ‘very experienced. Simon Moore, Max Lemanski, Duncan McDonald, Haris Zografakis and senior associate Tom Adams are also key members of the team. Menelaus Kouzoupis recently joined from HFW.

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