Evangelos Catsambas
Partner, Dispute Resolution


T: +30 210 4557300
D: +30 210 455 4307
M: +30 69 44 45 5644

EmailE: ecatsambas@wfw.com

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Summary Open

Evangelos is a Partner in the Maritime team and practices English law shipping litigation in our Athens office.

Evangelos has 20 years of experience in shipping litigation (charterparty, bill of lading, shipbuilding contract and MOA disputes), maritime casualties, general commercial litigation and (non-contentious) contract drafting. He has a diverse practice, working for shipowners, charterers, cargo traders, bunker traders, P&I Clubs and Hull & Machinery insurers.

Evangelos was the 2013 and 2014 winner of the International Law Office/Lexology Client Choice Individual Award for Greece (Shipping & Transport).

He is a recommended individual for Shipping Litigation in Greece by the Legal 500 (2017), quoted as “Incredibly bright and flexible”, and also for Shipping (International Firms) in Greece by Global Chambers (2018), which says that he “impresses the market with his “knowledge of charter party disputes” and vessel performance cases.”.

Experience Open

  • Evangelos has handled the following reported matters:
    • O.W. Bunker – Evangelos acted for numerous shipowners after the collapse of O.W. Bunker in relation to claims they faced for double-payment for the same bunker suppliers – by the physical bunker suppliers and by the assignees of O.W. Bunker.  He was also involved in The Res Cogitans O.W. Bunker test case that went to the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2016.
    • The Star Polaris – Evangelos acted for the successful buyers in their shipbuilding contract arbitration claim against the shipyard for pre-delivery vessel defects leading to a main engine breakdown, in which the High Court of Justice of England and Wales ruled in 2016 upon the buyers’ claim item relating to lost profit during the main engine repairs.

Education Open

  • 1997 – 1998: Legal Practice Course, LPC, Guildford
  • 1995 – 1996: Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Southampton
  • 1992 – 1995: Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Southampton

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