Shipping - Cyprus


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Basic facts about the department
- 2 partners
- 4 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for A trusted adviser on the full range of shipping matters, including ship finance and disputes. Advises ship companies and lenders, and is highly experienced on admiralty proceedings.

What's new? Maersk and Peninsula Petroleum are new client wins.

Work highlights Advised Credit Suisse on ship finance matters regarding the delivery of two newbuild ships in 2012.

Assists Maersk with various disputes and debt collection matters relating to the carriage of goods by sea.

Notable practitioners  

Costas Stamatiou is an experienced shipping practitioner who advises on contentious and non-contentious matters. He represented Maersk Line and its affiliate Seago Line in a claim by Vassos Agricultural concerning the carriage of goods by sea.

Department head Panayiotis Neocleous assists with admiralty claims, international trade law, trusts and equity, and company and partnership disputes.

Vasileios Psyrras handles shipping disputes and ship finance matters, and is recognised for his expertise on admiralty disputes.

Significant clients BW Group, Equinox Offshore Accommodation, Caterpillar Finance, Hellenic Bank, Citibank.

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Basic facts about the department
- 3 partners
- 3 associates

What the team is known for Advises a variety of actors in the shipping industry on the full range of shipping matters. Recognised for work on ship finance, ship management and maritime disputes.

Notable practitioners  

Eliana Constantinidou heads the department and is recognised in the market for her dry shipping work. She counts banks and financial institutions as clients.

Michael McBride is "excellent in maritime matters," according to sources. He has a strong shipping practice and represents a wide range of clients.

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What the team is known for Traditional shipping firm that has extensive knowledge in this arena. Assists domestic and international players, including various correspondents of P&I clubs.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The partners know the business inside out. A truly commercially minded firm."

Notable practitioners  

Acis Montanios is recognised for his deep knowledge on ship finance. Sources note: "He is easy-going but firm in getting what his clients want. A sensible lawyer – we can really find solutions working with him."

Managing partner Eric Montanios is an experienced shipping litigator with strong inside knowledge of the industry.

Adam Montanios is noted for his expertise on ship registration matters, as part of a practice that covers the full range of shipping law. 

Other Ranked Lawyers 其他上榜律师

Andreas Haviaras of Haviaras & Philippou LLC is recognised for his work as a litigator, and for his expertise on admiralty issues. Sources praise his sensible and pragmatic approach.

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Senior Statesman

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