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


CHAMBERS GLOBAL / EUROPE 2010

Shipping

Timagenis Law Firm – (Top Ranking – Band 1)

Gregory J. Timagenis – (Top Ranking – Band 1)

Although this 21-lawyer firm offers a broad spectrum of legal services, its roots lie in maritime law. It covers all aspects of shipping law, but is particularly well known for its strength in litigation and its representation of P&I clubs and banks. Senior partner Gregory Timagenis is noted as “a phenomenon lawyer and a walking encyclopaedia of Greek and international shipping law.” Timagenis is well known throughout the market and his “strong reputation attracts top-quality clients.”
The Chambers Global Guide 2010


CHAMBERS GLOBAL / EUROPE 2009

Shipping

This sizeable firm offers the full range of shipping advice, and its strong financial focus means that it has an outstanding ship finance practice. The firm is made up of 16 lawyers, with founding partner Gregory Timagenis at the helm. He is referred by the market for being “a great lawyer, no matter what area he is dealing with”. Clients from a variety of backgrounds are united in their “total confidence in his ability to ensure a positive outcome.”
Chambers Europe – Greece 2009


CHAMBERS GLOBAL / EUROPE 2008

The Firm: The team at this prestigious shipping firm is recommended for its commercial and litigation work in the Greek shipping market. In litigation it is best known for passenger and crew claims, representing a number of P&I clubs. In addition, the group is prized for its advice to shipowners who, thanks to the success and sustained liquidity in the shipping market, have started investing in other areas.

The Lawyers: A “brilliant lawyer,” Gregory Timagenis is unanimously endorsed as one of the top shipping experts in Greece. Offering “innovative and lucid advice,” he is a favourite with clients for pure shipping work and for commercial matters relating to the sector.

Clients/Work Highlights: The team advised Globus Maritime and its shareholders on corporate structuring and its IPO on AIM, the first AIM IPO of a Greek shipping firm. The firm also assisted easyCruise with its launch in Greece in May 2007, and acted for FBBank on the refinancing of ferry operator NEL, which ended an earlier dispute between the two parties. Other clients include Blue Star Ferries and Deutsche Schiffsbank.

Chambers Global “The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2008” p.956-957


Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2007

The Firm: This dedicated shipping practice boasts a “first-class group of people” whose work “always impresses.” Aside from the traditional areas of litigation and shipping finance, lawyers undertake an increasing proportion of corporate/M&A and general finance for industry clients. For example, the team advised Deutsche Schiffsbank on a syndicated loan of USD187 million to tanker and bulk carrier operator Capital Maritime.

The Lawyers: The firm’s reputation rests heavily on that of particularly impressive founding partner Gregory Timagenis. An acknowledged all-rounder, his workload has lately included “a miraculous performance” representing Blue Star Ferries in a bid for assets of collapsed ferry operator Dane. In the words of one admiring competitor, “the legal issues involved were hugely complicated, yet he managed to overcome them with ease.”

Clients/Work Highlights: The team was involved in the NYSE IPO of Diana Shipping and acts for a mixture of P&I clubs, owners and financiers, including Barclays Bank; EFG Eurobank; Elefsis Shipyards; Emporiki Bank; Fortis Bank; Hamburgische Landesbank; Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association; Hellenic Shipyards and Sasebo Heavy Industries.”

Chambers Europe – Greece / Shipping Leading Firms (p. 378)


The Chambers Global Guide 2007

“Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office”
Shipping – (Firm Rank 1)
Gregory J. Timagenis (Rank 1)
Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office: This dedicated shipping practice boasts a “first-class group of people” whose work “always impresses.” Aside from the traditional areas of litigation and shipping finance, lawyers undertake an increasing proportion of corporate/M&A and general finance for industry clients. For example, the team advised Deutsche Schiffsbank on a syndicated loan of USD187 million to tanker and bulk carrier operator Capital Maritime.

The Lawyers: The firm’s reputation rests heavily on that of particularly impressive founding partner Gregory Timagenis. An acknowledged all-rounder, his workload has lately included “a miraculous performance” representing Blue Star Ferries in a bid for assets of collapsed ferry operator Dane. In the words of one admiring competitor, “the legal issues involved were hugely complicated, yet he managed to overcome them with ease.”

Clients / Work Highlights: The team was involved in the NYSE IPO of Diana Shipping and acts for a mixture of P&I clubs, owners and financiers, including Barclays Bank; EFG Eurobank; Elefsis Shipyards; Emporiki Bank; Fortis Bank; Hamburgische Landesbank; Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association; Hellenic Shipyards and Sasebo Heavy Industries.”

The Chambers Global Guide 2007


Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2006 p. 877

Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office: A “big name” for ship finance, this firm is “straight out of the top layer,” according to commentators. A strong clientele, comprised of major banks, shipowners and P&I clubs, regularly turns to the team for advice on Greek law matters related to sales and purchases, and financing transactions – however, it is also a leading choice for tricky disputes. Clients described the group as “professional and experienced,” combining solid legal knowledge with commercial sense.

The Lawyers: Peers and clients were quick to commend the abilities and stature of Gregory Timagenis. According to clients he is not just “one of the most prominent and respected lawyers in Piraeus,” but also “more than a lawyer.” Peers, meanwhile, acknowledge him as an “aggressive, knowledgeable, capable and well-organised” adviser, with a “great, judicious, balanced and professional” outlook. He has established a particular reputation for complex financing work.

Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2006 p. 877


CHAMBERS GLOBAL / EUROPE 2004 – 2005

Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office:  A premier firm in this field and a preferred choice for ship owners and P&I clubs.  In addition, local and foreign banks frequently turn to the team for advice on sales and purchases, ship finance and litigation.  The firm is the first to have established a company, Argonaftis (a subsidiary of Kathimerini) to focus on investments in ocean-going shipping.

The Lawyers:  “Gregory Timagenis is one of the most prestigious names in the industry.”

Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers 2004-2005 p. 683-684

CHAMBERS GLOBAL / EUROPE 2002 – 2003

Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office: Widely endorsed to researchers by ship owners, ship management companies and clubs, the practice received the highest level of market recommendation. Historically a litigation force, there is a perception that the team is making headway in the competitive ship finance market, advising on listings and foreign investment work, alongside its expertise in collision, cargo claims and charter party disputes.

Leading light Gregory Timagenis is one of shipping law’s heavy hitters – a “big personality” and “honourable professional” whose respect among fellow peers and client winning abilities place him firmly in the upper tier of individuals.”

Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers 2002-2003 p.377


CHAMBERS GLOBAL / EUROPE 2001 – 2002

Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office: “A serious, reliable and co-operative” firm with a strong ship finance practice, it regularly handles sale and purchase agreements, stock exchange listings and M&A and foreign investment work. The litigation department is particularly active in collision, cargo claims and charter party disputes. Peers speak highly of the “well connected” Gregory Timagenis, said to be “an excellent lawyer with an established personal track record, who is capable of handling difficult issues.”

Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers 2001-2002 p.340


CHAMBERS GLOBAL / EUROPE 2000 – 2001

Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office: Known traditionally for its broad admiralty practice yet now recommended specifically for its corporate shipping work, particularly stock exchange listings and ship financing. Gregory Timagenis was considered by one high profile London partner to be “perhaps the best local lawyer in Piraeus” and is perceived internationally as a “true all-rounder” for shipping matters. The firm are unanimously respected by both the local and ex-pat shipping community and acted significantly on all aspects of the recent acquisition of 38% of Stringesline by Attica Enterprises.”

Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers 2000-2001 p.845