The Chambers Global – Year 2021


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 and other jurisdictions. Other areas of expertise include charter party disputes and the negotiation of loan agreements.

Notable practitioners

The “fast and extremely efficient” Christos Timagenis is qualified to practise both in Greece and in the USA. He handles contentious and non-contentious shipping matters including secured lending transactions and enforcement proceedings.

Gregory Timagenis is an acknowledged leader in the Greek market focusing predominantly on maritime litigation. One client reports that Timagenis is “able to solve extremely complicated matters that involve multiple parties,” with another source adding: “His main strengths are his in-depth knowledge of shipping law matters and his vast experience.”

According to one source, Lily Politsopoulou-Timagenis is “very thorough and detailed” in her advice. “She has exceptionally good knowledge of loan agreements,”  states another interviewee. She regularly advises shipping companies on loan transactions and has further experience in administrative disputes.

Yiannis Timagenis earns praise from market commentators for his advocacy skills and for his ability to “provide commercial advice.”  He acts for lenders on the negotiation or enforcement of loan agreements. He also handles charter party disputes and marine accident claims.

The Chambers Global Guide 2021