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Watson Farley & Williams – Greek Branch
5th Floor, Building B
348, Leof. Andrea Siggrou
Athina 176 74
Greece
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Work Department

PARTNER IN THE ASSET FINANCE GROUP, HEAD OF THE ATHENS OFFICE AND GLOBAL CO-HEAD OF THE MARITIME SECTOR

Position

George advises on a broad range of work spanning the maritime sector, acting for major shipping lenders and shipowners on the structuring and restructuring of loan and leasing transactions, the acquisition, sale and transfer of shipping loan portfolios, on transactions involving distressed assets as well as for owners, operators and investors on shipbuilding projects, long-term charter arrangements, joint ventures and other general corporate matters involving shipowning groups.

He is universally recognised as one of the leading lawyers in the maritime sector both in Greece and internationally. The Legal 500 styled him as “highly esteemed”. Clients have described him as “utterly outstanding.”

Lawyer Rankings

Greece > Shipping finance

(Hall of Fame)

George PaleokrassasWatson Farley & Williams – Greek Branch

Greece > Banking, finance and capital markets

Watson Farley & Williams – Greek Branch is known for its ability to handle both Greek and English law matters and for the ‘depth and breadth of its knowledge‘ in finance and capital markets. The team has expertise in asset and project finance, with particular strength in the maritime and aviation and energy and infrastructure spaces, respectively. In addition, the practice handles NPL portfolio transactions and banking regulatory issues. Project and structured finance specialist Nikolaos Kostikas heads the practice alongside Marisetta Marcopoulou and Athens office head George Paleokrassas, who focuses on asset finance.