Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers
What the team is known for Offers top-quality advice in a wide variety of shipping issues, including ship financing transactions. A trusted adviser for Cyprus maritime law with in-depth experience in admiralty proceedings and debt recovery.
Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"I was always impressed with the lawyers' efficiency in the maritime field; they are extremely reliable and knowledgeable."
"The team has deep knowledge of the local shipping laws."
Work highlights Assisted BW Group with regards to the reorganisation of its subsidiaries, and also assisted the group with the purchase and sale of seven vessels.
Represented Maersk Cyprus in a number of legal matters, including a debt recovery and bringing a demurrage claim.
Costas Stamatiou is highly skilled in the area of shipping finance and offers excellent advice to clients in this field. Sources state: "He is a seasoned practitioner and I would have no qualms in recommending him."
Panayiotis Neocleous heads the firm's shipping department. He is singled out for his expertise in admiralty-related issues such as admiralty disputes and proceedings.
The "very responsive" Vasileios Psyrras is well regarded for his knowledge of admiralty actions and matters relating to ship finance.
Significant clients Citibank, Japan Finance Corporation, Oilchart International, BN Marine, Reefer Carrier.
What the team is known for Well recognised for advising a variety of clients including financial institutions, ship managers and charter parties. Offers in-depth expertise in commercial shipping transactions and in contentious shipping matters and disputes.
Department head Eliana Constantinidou is considered "an experienced and intelligent lawyer" by market commentators. She has considerable experience in handling maritime disputes as well as financing arrangements on behalf of clients.
Michael McBride is well known for his expertise in commercial shipping matters. He offers advice in relation to vessel sales and acquisitions, chartering and tax related issues.
What the team is known for Long-standing player in the Cyprus maritime market. Recognised for its significant knowledge of ship financing issues. Represents both international and domestic clients on shipping matters.
Acis Montanios is considered an expert in matters relating to shipping finance and regularly assists clients with issues arising in this area.
Eric Montanios concentrates his practice on maritime disputes and is considered an expert litigator. He acts as the firm's managing partner.
Adam Montanios has impressive knowledge and experience of handling issues relating to ship registration.
Andreas Haviaras is the managing partner of Haviaras & Philippou LLC. He focuses his practice on contentious admiralty issues, and is considered "an experienced litigator" by market observers.