The Legal 500 – Year 2020

  • Shipping Litigation

    Hall of Fame: Gregory Timagenis
    Next Generation Partners: Yiannis Timagenis

    The “excellent” lawyers at Timagenis Law Firm “are very well connected within the Greek maritime industry and court system”. The team’s key strengths lie in shipping debt and jurisdictional issues as it frequently handles matters such as debt-recovery claims for banks and other creditors, proceedings related to the enforcement of judgements and arbitral awards, the arrest of vessels and enforcement of the security package for ship loan agreements. Gregory Timagenis “continues to be a pioneer of shipping litigation” and heads the practice alongside the “methodical, knowledgeable and consistent”  Yiannis Timagenis.

    Testimonials

    “Timagenis are all very good lawyers. They are also very well connected within the Greek maritime industry and court system. They have an excellent can-do attitude and are also very commercial.”

    Yiannis Timagenis is excellent and is always my first point of contact for Greek court related matters and arrests, injunction applications etc. He is extremely responsive, creative and an excellent lawyer. Also very easy to deal with.”

    “There are several aspects which make the firm unique, to just say a few: they have the expertise and strategic thinking to guide us through delicate issues, they are reliable and they are highly responsive.”

    “All the lawyers with whom we have worked over the years have the ability to distill and manage crucial technical aspects of the cases in collaboration with the technical and legal department of the organisation and present such issues before the courts or the administrative authorities in a simple and convincing way. All the cases the team handled so far had a successful result. Incidentally, the majority of the cases were complex and required strategic planning and coordination and the firm guided us effectively throughout.”

    “Particularly during the past 7 years we have been working closely with Yiannis Timagenis and Mariangela Vlachou who are both methodical, knowledgeable and consistent. They are simply brilliant. They are without any doubt worthy successors of Gregory Timagenis who continues to be a pioneer in shipping litigation.”

    “Timagenis Law Firm is the best firm in Greece dealing with the Shipping Litigation. We have co-operated in many different and all difficult cases and in each one the result was fantastic and always exceeded the expectations for our company.’

    “Obviously, Gregory Timagenis and Yiannis Timagenis are certainly stand-out partners.”

    “We have noticed that there is excellent team-work and true collaboration between partners / associates and trainees. Opinions are evaluated thoroughly and the client is listened to. There is not only knowledge but also great experience in shipping and commercial matters and the firm enjoys good reputation and respect within the market and the legal sector in general.”

    “Highly educated. Good on tactics. Gr. Timagenis is an expert of Law and of the market, with great sense of both legal and business aspects. A sharp-minded professional who likes to work on different scenarios and be prepared for any situation. V. Skouteris is a very meticulous lawyer, who analyses the legal aspects of a case thoroughly.”

  • Shipping Finance

    Hall of Fame: Gregory Timagenis
    Next Generation Partners: Yiannis Timagenis

    Timagenis Law Firm is “made excellent”  via its extensive “knowledge of shipping law in combination with its inexhaustible experience in the real world of the shipping industry”. The practice directs equal attention to representing borrowers and banks, acting on matters such as ship transactions, long-term timechaters, new loans, restructuring, supplemental agreements and the delivery of new vessels. The vastly-experienced Lily Timagenis oversees the department which Yiannis Timagenis, an expert in sales and leasebacks, shipbuilding and management agreements.

    Testimonials

    “What makes unique Timagenis Law Firm is the excellent knowledge of the shipping law in combination with their inexhaustible experience in the real world of the shipping industry. The accuracy of providing the legal information required in the speed set by the in-house lawyer makes us choose them again and again because they are people we can count on.”

    “I would answer with one word: reliability. The experience that Mr Yiannis Timagenis and Mr Christos Timagenis among the rest exceptional Partners of Timagenis Law Firm (including of course without a doubt Gregory and Lily Timagenis) makes an in-house lawyer to rest assured that their opinion is provided without question marks; this is very helpful, especially when the legal department of a company urgently needs a legal opinion.”

    “Very well-knowledgeable team, spot on, commercial approach and result-driven. The reputation of the practice as a whole and of also of all separate individuals (I’ve worked with the majority of the team members) is utmost, providing extra comfort to all their clients.”

    “Exceptional Knowledge and experience both in shipping and finance Value for money Team work Ethics in their work Experienced and competent team of lawyers.”

    “Immediate and efficient reply. Commercial minded.”

    The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2020


The Chambers Europe – Year 2020

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

What the team is known for Established presence as a leading shipping disputes practice with experience in both litigation and arbitration mandates. Acts for a range of national and international clients, including ship owners, insurance companies and shipyards. Earns particular praise for contentious work on behalf of key banking sector clients. Advises on the registration of ships in Greece or other jurisdictions. Other areas of expertise include charter party disputes and the negotiation of shipbuilding contracts.

Strengths Sources describe the team members as “experts in shipping and maritime arbitration.”

Notable practitioners

Gregory Timagenis handles a wide variety of mandates in shipping, including maritime law arbitration and M&A mandates. “He is extremely effective and efficient,” enthuses one source.

Lily Politsopoulou-Timagenis is best known for her experience in ship finance matters.

Yiannis Timagenis is a shipping law litigator recognised for his activity in this field.

Christos Timagenis wins recognition in the market for his shipping dispute resolution practice.

The Chambers Europe Guide 2020


The Chambers Europe – Year 2019

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

What the team is known for Established presence in shipping litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in collision, personal injury and bill of lading disputes. Instructed by foreign firms to assist clients with international disputes. Other areas of expertise include ship arrests, charter party disputes and shipbuilding contracts. Also has experience in arbitration proceedings. Advises on a range of corporate and finance matters, including restructurings, joint ventures and mergers. Acts for a range of national and international clients including banks, ship owners, insurance companies and shipyards.

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Gregory Timagenis consistently garners praise for his ship litigation practice, with one client saying: “He is particularly capable in resolving conflicts and difficult situations involving Greek law.” Another source praises his arbitration expertise and describes him as “one of the best in Piraeus.” He also has experience of corporate and finance mandates in the shipping sector.

The Chambers Europe Guide 2019


The Chambers Global – Year 2019

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

Managing partner Gregory Timagenis consistently garners praise for his ship litigation practice, with one client saying: “He is particularly capable in resolving conflicts and difficult situations involving Greek law.” Another source praises his arbitration expertise and describes him as “one of the best in Piraeus.” He also has experience of corporate and finance mandates in the shipping sector.

The Chambers Global Guide 2019


The Legal 500 – Year 2019

  • Shipping Litigation 2nd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm is well regarded by peers for its shipping litigation expertise. The practice, which is led by the highly-respected Gregory Timagenis, represents a mix of clients including Deutsche Bank, Queensway Navigation, and Lloyd’s Register.

  • Shipping Finance

    Timagenis Law Firm, which acts for banks and ship owners in various transactions including finance and restructurings, has a strong presence in the market. Lily Timagenis has a good reputation.

  • Insurance

    Timagenis Law Firm is another firm with a strong reputation for marine insurance work, with clients including P&I and Defence Clubs, insurance companies, and Lloyd’s brokers. Gregory Timagenis is recommended.

    The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2019


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 Legal 500 – Year 2018

  • Shipping Litigation 2nd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm has a strong track record representing clients on shipping disputes in the Greek courts. Gregory Timagenis is recommended.

  • Shipping Finance

    Timagenis Law Firm’s strong maritime practice also handles ship finance work. Lily Politsopoulou-Timagenis is a key contact.

  • Insurance

    Timagenis Law Firm is known for its shipping litigation expertise.

    The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018


The Legal 500 – Year 2017

  • Shipping Litigation 1st Tier

    Gregory Timagenis is the key contact for shipping disputes at Timagenis Law Firm.

  • Shipping Finance 2nd Tier

    Timagenis Law Firm’s maritime practice, which is led by Lily Politsopoulou-Timagenis, is active on shipping finance matters. Gregory Timagenis and Yiannis Timagenis are also noted.

  • Dispute Resolution

    Gregory Timagenis is recommended at Timagenis Law Firm for arbitration and litigation.

  • Insurance

    Timagenis Law Firm is noted for its shipping law experience and is active in the insurance sector.

  • Projects & Privatization

    Past clients for Timagenis Law Firm include Emma Delta Hellenic Holdings.

    The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2017


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 Legal 500 – Year 2016

  • Shipping Litigation 1st Tier

    The “very experienced” team at Timagenis Law Firm includes the “highly regarded” Gregory Timagenis. The department acted as Greek counsel for the government of Iraq, and the country’s Ministry of Oil, in a case against a major Greek shipping company regarding the export of crude oil.

  • Shipping Finance 2nd Tier

    With “an excellent reputation”, Timagenis Law Firm acts for both borrowers and banks. Recent highlights include advising Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank on a number of restructuring and refinancing transactions; and acting for a borrower on the restructuring and refinancing of a $148m loan from RBS. Lily Politsopoulou-Timagenis leads the department, and Gregory Timagenis and Yiannis Timagenis are also recommended.

  • Dispute Resolution

    Gregory Timagenis is recommended at Timagenis Law Firm, which is instructed in several high-profile litigation and arbitration cases.

  • Insurance

    Particularly noted for its insurance expertise in the shipping arena, Timagenis Law Firm acts for clients such as P&I clubs, underwriters and insurance brokers.

  • Projects & Privatization

    Timagenis Law Firm was instructed by Emma Delta Hellenic Holdings on its acquisition of a controlling stake in OPAP.

  • Employment

    Timagenis Law Firm advises Greek and international clients on matters including employment structures, flexible schemes, and restructuring.

    The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2016