The Editorial Research Team of PLC Which lawyer? Yearbook 2007 Edition

“Introduction – Methodology”
“……we have included in each country chapter a chart summarising the rankings of law firms recommended in that jurisdiction as leading, highly recommended, recommended or recognized….Our law firm and lawyer recommendations are based on independent research conducted throughout the year. Our sources are:

  • Confidential feedback from clients, referral partners, and in-house counsel in around 5,600 companies associated with PLCLaw Department within and outside each jurisdiction we cover.
  • Interviews conducted, face to face, by telephone and in writing, by our editorial research team with private lawyers active in those markets.
  • Submissions received from law firms during the course of our practice area research.”

excerpt from the Editorial Research Team of PLC Which lawyer?


The Research Team 2007 of Chambers Europe 2007

“How Lawyers are ranked?

“Every year we carry out thousands of in-depth interviews with clients in order to assess the reputations and expertise of business lawyers across Europe. The qualities we look for (and which determine rankings) include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, dilligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client.”

excerpt from the Research Team 2007 of Chambers Europe 2007


The European Legal 500 – Year 2007

“Introduction – How to use this book”

“…. The research for the editorial is based on the combined opinions of the many lawyers interviewed in each jurisdiction, commentary from clients and analysis of deals or contentious issues reported.  ….” (p.9)

excerpt from the “Introduction – How to use this book” of The Legal 500


PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2007

Rankings from PLC Which lawyer? – Yearbook 2007 for our Law Firm which appear in the chapter for Greece (p. 3.446-3.449):

  • Maritime and Shipping – “Leading firm” (p. 3.448)
  • Finance: banking and debt finance – “Highly recommended firm” (p. 3.447)
  • Restructuring and insolvency – “Recommended firm” (p. 3.449)
  • Corporate / M&A – “Recommended firm” (p. 3.446)

PLC Which lawyer? – Yearbook 2007 (p. 3.446 – 3.449)


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 Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa – Year 2007

Dispute Resolution: Our Firm is ranked at the top band
“Gregory Timagenis is known as a ‘very strong litigator’ and ‘a shrewd man who knows all the tricks’. Based in Piraeus, the firm is predominantly a shipping practice, but is also strong in general commercial litigation. It is advising a pollution cleaning company in relation to a dispute with the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund before Greece’s Supreme Court. It has also advised newspaper Kathimerini in a case before Greece’s Court of Appeal, and is known for its current involvement in bankruptcy matters”. (p.574)

Shipping and Maritime: Our Firm is ranked at the top band
“After the UK, Greece is the second most important world centre for shipping and maritime law advice, and this is the only industry sector in Greece in relation to which international firms have moved into the country and opened offices.
Gregory Timagenis has a market-leading reputation for shipping litigation, and recently advised yachting port Marina Zeas in cases related to damage from bad weather and fires. In relation to non-contentious work, he handled the listing and subsequent equity offering of Diana Shipping Inc on the New York Stock Exchange, and acted for both sellers and buyers in a variety of deals”. (p. 581)

Insurance: “Gregory Timagenis is one of Greece’s leading shipping firms, whose general insurance work includes handling litigation for Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association (Bermuda) Ltd.”. (p. 578)

“The Legal 500 series also recommends Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office for:
Banking, Finance & Capital Markets (p. 571)
Corporate and M & A (p. 572 & 573)

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa – Year 2007


The Chambers Global Guide – Year 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


The Legal 500 Research – Year 2007

“Introduction – How to use this book”
“…. The research for the editorial is based on the combined opinions of the many lawyers interviewed in each jurisdiction, commentary from clients and analysis of deals or contentious issues reported. ….” (p.9)

excerpt from the “Introduction – How to use this book” of The Legal 500


The Legal 500 Law Firms in Europe, Middle East & Africa and The Legal 500 US Special Edition 2006

According to The Legal 500, year 2006, “Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office” is ranked first tier in top band for “Shipping and Maritime” and “Dispute Resolution”. It has also high rankings and is recommended for “Banking, Finance and Capital Markets”, “Corporate and M & A”, and “Insurance”.
Shipping and Maritime
“Gr. J. Timagenis is widely admired for its shipping expertise and serves a varied portfolio of clients including shipowners, P&I clubs and international banks across a broad range of shipping matters”. (p.558)
Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
“Gr. J. Timagenis has been involved in an impressive number of IPOs for Greek shipping companies in the U.S. markets, including the listing and follow-on equity offering of Diana Shipping with NYSE”. (p.553).

“…..The research for the editorial is based on the combined opinions of the many lawyers interviewed in each jurisdiction, commentary from clients and analysis of deals or contentious issues reported. It is important to note that the editorial is therefore a subjective overview based on systematic research….”

excerpt from the “Introduction – How to use this book ” of The European Legal 500


The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business

“How lawyers are ranked: The opinions we gather from clients – mainly from in-house lawyers but also from other purchasers of legal services – are balanced by opinions from colleagues and competitors. Together, they provide two different perspectives – an all-round view – and biased viewpoints cancel each other out.”

excerpt from the Research Team 2005 of Chambers Global 2006