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

    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