The Chambers Global – Year 2018

  • Shipping Band 1
    Leading individual: Gregory Timagenis (Band 1)

    Gregory Timagenis receives universal acclaim as “one of the best” practitioners in the shipping arena, with sources advising: “He has a very deep knowledge of Greek Law and is always up to date on the regulations.” His prowess in the market entails both corporate and finance matters as well as contentious proceedings. He is highly regarded by domestic and international financial institutions, shipping companies and insurance clubs.

    The Chambers Global Guide 2018


The Chambers Global – Year 2016

  • Shipping Band 1
    Leading individuals: Gregory Timagenis (Band 1), Lily Politsopoulou-Timagenis (Band 3)

    Gregory Timagenis advises a range of local and international clients, including insurers and shipyards. He is highly regarded for his capability in handling disputes and sources say: “He is my first choice for really difficult cases.” His decades of experience are respected by his peers, one of whom adds: “He follows the market very closely and is very hands-on.” Lily Politsopoulou-Timagenis has particular expertise in matters pertaining to shipping finance and assist with related corporate and transactional matters. Market commentators state: “She is very capable.”

    The Chambers Global Guide 2016


The Chambers Global – Year 2015

  • Shipping Band 1
    Leading individual: Gregory Timagenis (Band 1)

    The “excellent” Gregory Timagenis is considered “number one in terms of knowledge and expertise” by market observers. He is well versed on a range of maritime issues, including ship financing issues and disputes.

    The Chambers Global Guide 2015


The Chambers Europe – Year 2012

  • Shipping Band 1
    Leading individual: Gregory Timagenis (Band 1)

    This firm is considered by many to be “the best shipping firm in the country,” a claim supported by its consistent involvement in some of the most important deals in the market. The firm has strong relationships with both shipping companies and banks, representing, amongst others Excel Maritime Carriers, Diana Shipping, Atlas Maritime and Credit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank. Much of the firm’s praise is directed towards senior and founding partner Gregory Timagenis, who wins endorsements from all corners of the market for his academic skills, as well as his understanding of the sector and commercial sense. According to market commentators, “no one could say anything bad about Mr Timagenis; he is a leading and highly respected lawyer.”

    The Chambers Europe Guide 2012


The Chambers Europe – Year 2011

  • Shipping Band 1
    Leading individual: Gregory Timagenis (Band 1)

    This “extremely experienced and reliable firm” offers a variety of services but is best known for its prowess in shipping law. As a testament to its strong reputation, many peers choose to refer work to the team when conflicted. Cargo and charter party claims are important areas of expertise, as are ship arrests and injunctions. It also handles ship finance and sale and purchase contracts. The firm often acts for public and private shipping companies, such as Globus Maritime, Kyklades Maritime, Metrostar Management and Teo Shipping. It also advises cruise operator EasyCruise on contentious and non-contentious matters. Capital markets work has included counselling Excel Maritime Carriers and Diana Shipping on public offerings of shares. Senior partner Gregory Timagenis is one of the country’s leading advisers on maritime law.

  • Banking & Finance Band 3

    Clients appreciate the “scrutiny, accuracy, punctuality and reliability” of this Piraeus-based firm’s banking practice. The “modern and efficient” outfit wins particular plaudits for its cross-border transactional work and expertise in shipping finance. The team advises borrowers and investors including Credit Agricole, Excel Maritime and Diana Shipping. Gregory Timagenis is the main contact for the team.

    The Chambers Europe Guide 2011


The LEGAL 500 – US Special Edition – Year 2014

  • Banking, finance and capital markets 3rd Tier

    Lily Politsopoulou-Timagenis heads the team at Timagenis Law Firm, which, outside of its normal ship finance sphere, also has considerable experience in debt and equity capital markets. Clients include Barclays, Emporiki Bank and Calyon.

  • Employment 3rd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm expertly advises shipping clients on employment law, including collective redundancy agreements and employment negotiations.

  • Insurance 2nd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm is highly recommended for shipping-related insurance claims. Clients include P&I Clubs, such as the Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association, as well as insurers, Lloyd’s brokers, shipowners and shipyards.

  • Shipping finance 3rd Tier

    Lily Politsopoulou-Timagenis heads a strong team at Timagenis Law Firm, which acts for borrowers and lenders, including Calyon, Emporiki Bank, Piraeus Bank and EFG Eurobank Ergasias.

  • Shipping litigation 2nd Tier

    Shipping disputes are a core area for Timagenis Law Firm, where Gregory Timagenis has a very good reputation. The firm covers wet and dry shipping law, and regularly advises on maritime arrests, shipbuilding disputes and personal injury cases.

    The Legal 500 – US Special Edition 2014


The LEGAL 500 – Year 2013

  • Banking, finance and capital markets 3rd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm advises a number of major banks, including Emporiki Bank, Calyon, Eurobank EFG and Barclays. The firm is strong in ship finance and has considerable capital markets experience, particularly equity listings of shipping companies. Lily Politsopoulou-Timagenis is the main contact.

  • Corporate and M&A

    Timagenis Law Firm’s shipping clients regularly instruct it on high-level corporate matters and M&A transactions that are not exclusive to the shipping sector. It also advises shipowners on their wider commercial investments.

  • Dispute Resolution 3rd Tier

    Athough best known for shipping cases, Timagenis Law Firm is also regularly involved in non-maritime disputes. Gregory Timagenis is a highly experienced arbitrator.

  • Employment 3rd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm is often instructed by shipping clients on contentious and non-contentious employment issues, and is experienced in collective redundancy and employment negotiations.

  • Insurance 2nd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm mainly acts in insurance-related disputes for a range of client, including P&I clubs such as the Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association, as well as insurers, Lloyd’s brokers, shipyards and shipowners.

  • Shipping finance 3rd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm acts for a mix of borrowers and lenders, including Emporiki Bank, UniCredit and New Proton Bank. Lily Politsopoulou-Timagenis heads the team.

  • Shipping Litigation 1st Tier

    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.

    The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa  2013


The LEGAL 500 – Year 2012

  • Banking, finance and capital markets 3rd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm advised the controlling shareholder of Globus Maritime on transferring its shares from the LSE’s AIM market to the NASDAG Global Market, which was followed by a $22m public offering.

  • Corporate and M&A

    Timagenis Law Firm recently advised two major shareholders in Torm, one of the world’s largest shipping companies, on consolidating their interests in the company to 52% without triggering a mandatory takeover. The firm also advised the buyer in the recent takeover of Olympiacos Football Club.

  • Dispute Resolution 2nd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm is best known as a shipping law firm, but about half of its contentious instructions relate to general commercial disputes. The firm is currently acting for a syndicate of banks to enforce certain guarantees. Gregory Timagenis is well regarded for international arbitration and is an ICC arbitrator.

  • Employment 3rd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm regularly advises its shipping clients on the full range of employment issues, including collective redundancy agreements and related disputes.

  • Insurance 2nd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm frequently advises mutual insurance associations, insurance companies, underwriters and brokers on a variety of contentious and non-contentious issues. Recently it defended the insurers of a major Greek shipyard against a claim relating to the death of a diver during underwater construction work on floating dock.

  • Shipping finance 2nd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm advises borrowers and lenders and was involved in 80 different financings in 2011. Clients include UniCredit Group, Emporiki Bank, and Proton Bank, as well as new client Credit Suisse, which it advised on a multimillion-dollar newbuild financing.

  • Shipping litigation 1st Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm covers the full range of matters including shipbuilding disputes, personal injury claims, maritime arrests and international arbitration. It represented a Greek shipping company in a London-based arbitration seeking recovery following the sale of a defective vessel. Gregory Timagenis has an excellent reputation and regularly acts as an arbitrator.

    The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2012


The LEGAL 500 – Year 2011

  • Banking, finance, and capital markets 3rd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm’s strength in ship finance has engendered a flow of capital markets transactions for shipowners. Highlight deals included advising NYSE-listed Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd and Diana Shipping on their respective listings.

  • Corporate and M&A

    Timagenis Law Firm has found itself advising on transactional opportunities for its cash-rich, acquisitive shipowner clients. Highlight instructions included advising Revoil on forming a subsidiary to acquire ocean-going vessels.

  • Dispute Resolution 2nd Tier

    Dispute resolution is a core practice area for Timagenis Law Firm, with the arbitration and shipping litigation expertise of Gregory Timagenis carrying over into a considerable amount of general commercial litigation. Highlights included advising Molton Brown on a dispute arising from a terminated distribution agreement.

  • Insurance 2nd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm adeptly handles maritime insurance claims as part of its extensive shipping practice.

  • Shipping finance 1st Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm’s leading ship finance practice draws instructions from local and international financial institutions, as well as from local shipowners who call on the board commercial expertise of founding partners Gregory Timagenis & Lily Timagenis. It has been busy acting for banks such as UniCredit Group and EFG Eurobank on ship finance transactions, whether rescheduling of existing facilitiesor new syndicated loans.

  • Shipping Litigation 1st Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm’s ability to handle cross-border disputes and major arbitration makes it a formidable force among Greek and international shipping firms. In 2010, the firm represented a Greek Shipping company in a claim for damages arising from the sale of a defective vessel. Senior partner Gregory Timagenis’s reputation as an arbitrator saw him act in the first arbitration to be conducted under the rules of the Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration.

    The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2011


THE EUROPEAN LEGAL 500 – Year 2010

“What we say about the firm’s legal practice in Greece”

  • Shipping Finance  1st Tier
    Timagenis Law Firm’s reputation as a ‘highly experienced and coherent legal group’ has placed it among the leading local shipping firms. Its client base includes major banks such as Calyon and EFG Eurobank as well shipowners, with the group recently advising on several new shipbuild transactions. Founding partners Gregory Timagenis and Lily Timagenis are recommended for their ‘diligence and deep knowledge’.
  • Shipping Litigation – 1st Tier
    Timagenis Law Firm brings to matters ‘professionalism and an excellent reputation for litigation and arbitration’. Gregory Timagenis has an ‘ability to present complex matters in a simple way’, and recently acted as arbitrator in three industrial arbitrations before the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping. The team is also providing environmental litigation advice to two Greek companies specialising in marine environmental clean-up operations.
  • Dispute Resolution
    Timagenis Law Firm acts on commercial disputes and arbitrations, and is representing a growing number of clients from outside its core client base in the shipping sector. The firm acted for Molton Brown, the cosmetics company, on a distribution dispute, while name partner and arbitration expert Gregory Timagenis acted as sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration regarding gold mines in Armenia.
  • Insurance
    Timagenis Law Firm’s prominent shipping practice means it regularly acts on maritime insurance claims.
  • Banking, finance and capital markets
    Timagenis Law Firm’s is particularly well known for its shipping finance practice, and has worked on capital markets transactions for its predominantly maritime client base.
  • Corporate and M&A
    Timagenis Law Firm has a market-leading shipping practice and provides transactional advice to major Greek shipowners. The firm recently acted for Excel Maritime Carriers on its acquisition of Quintana Maritime, and has recently been expanding its ambit to cover telecoms and privatisation matters.

The Legal 500 Europe 2010