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Stephenson Harwood LLP

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2 ranked lawyersBand 2GreeceGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Focused asset finance practice popular among international lenders looking to refinance shipping sector debt. Also frequently acts for domestic banks. Leverages capabilities in both English and Greek law to offer support on all aspects of global loan transactions. Active in mandates involving Turkish clients.

Notable practitioners

Clients observe that Chris Vartzis has "extensive experience combined with a commercial approach and excellent communication skills." His broad practice encompasses refinancing deals and newbuild vessel acquisitions. He acts for both domestic and international lenders. Vartzis heads the firm's Turkey desk.

Managing partner Nigel Bowen-Morris maintains a strong presence in the Greek market, being strongly recommended for the negotiation of shipping loan agreements. One market commentator sees him as a "safe pair of hands," with a second interviewee describing him as a "peacemaker" in negotiations.

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Shipping (International Firms)

Stephenson Harwood LLP

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Location

2nd Floor

Filellinon 2 & Akti Miaouli

Piraeus

Attiki

Greece

185 36

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Greece

Shipping: Finance (International Firms)


Chris Vartzis
Band 3, Foreign expert for Turkey
Nigel Bowen-Morris
Band 2