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Shipping (International Firms)

3 ranked lawyersBand 1GreeceEurope 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Boasts a highly regarded Greek practice which is a key contributor to the firm's superb global reputation for shipping litigation. Attracts roles in cases that require coordination between Piraeus, London and other leading international offices. Advises on collisions and groundings, and handles subsequent salvage procedures or cargo damage claims. Has further notable experience in shipbuilding disputes. Also represents clients in international arbitrations. Acts for a broad range of P&I clubs and shipping companies.

Strengths

One respondent identifies the firm as a market leader owing to the "quality of its work and the lawyers' technical skills."

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Dimitri Vassos is known to market sources as a "great litigator," with one source stating that "he is remarkable." He handles a broad range of maritime disputes, including those arising from MOA contracts, charter parties and CTL claims.

Dimitris Exarchou commands respect for his commercial understanding of shipping litigation. He acts on cross-border cargo delivery claims, groundings and shipbuilding disputes.

Electra Panayotopoulos handles a broad remit of shipping litigation. She acts for owners and charterers on cargo claims and freezing injunctions relating to lost vessels.

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Greece

Shipping (International Firms)


Dimitri Vassos
Band 1
Dimitris Exarchou
Band 2
Electra Panayotopoulos
Band 3