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Piraeus

Piraeus

Piraeus

A city whose name is synonymous with shipping and a regional crossroads for trade. Piraeus is one of our core shipping and trade offices. With 70 years in the industry, we are well versed in every aspect of shipping and international trade. Our "small but dynamic" Piraeus team tackles problems quickly and reliably.

Shipping and trade are at the heart of what Clyde & Co Piraeus does best. The office serves as a crucial link in our comprehensive global network and co-ordinates regularly with Clyde & Co teams in the UK, Far East and Middle East. We maintain strong contact with the shipping communities in Greece, the Balkans and East Mediterranean. Clients appreciate our complete mastery of maritime and transport law.

Clyde & Co is known worldwide for its insurance and international trade expertise, which are a key part of the service which the Piraeus office offers. We also offer corporate/commercial and product liability services, which allow us to give comprehensive advice to our clients.

We also advise on shipbuilding contracts and disputes, asset sale, purchase and leasing and logistics issues. Working across sectors, we advise insurers, oil companies, traders, brokers, port operators and many more.

Cases include: representing the salvors of the “NEW FLAME”, a grounding/sinking off Gibraltar following a collision; a successful claim against the Grain Board of Iraq, defeating sovereign immunity defences; successfully rejecting claims made against professional indemnity insurers.

Clients recommend our hard working team of English and Greek lawyers, whose combined experience puts us at the forefront of shipping & commercial work in the region. All are utterly dedicated and on call 24/7.

Martin Hall, a leader in his field with over 35 years of experience at Clyde & Co, is a world expert in marine casualty. He has been involved in numerous Lloyd’s Open Form Salvage arbitrations and charterparty disputes and Martin is a qualified Mediator and co-founder of EMMA (Eastern Mediterranean Mediation Association). Alex McIntosh is an expert in international trade, insurance and transport contracts with over 20 years of worldwide experience. Alex is Chairman of Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Certificate in Chartering Programme. Russell Rawlings is a qualified British Foreign Master Mariner and is vastly experienced in marine casualty investigations. Prodromos (Akis) Sikiaridis, apart from his experience in charterparty disputes, has written a summary of product liability law in Greece and advises insurers, manufacturers and local importers on its legal implications. Maria Stavropoulou is a senior associate and specialises in shipping litigation.  She has been working in the shipping industry since March 2001.