Georgia Asimakopoulos

Georgia Asimakopoulos
Senior Associate

ATHENS

T: +30 210 455 7300
D: +30 210 455 7352
M: +30 697 40 26 826

Summary Open

Georgia Asimakopoulos is a senior associate in the maritime team based in Athens, Greece. She specialises in the representation of banks in the financing of newbuilding and second hand vessels under syndicated and bilateral loan facilities. She also has experience in advising banks on the restructuring of ship finance deals. She acts for major international lenders in the European and Asian markets.

Georgia is qualified in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Greece and England & Wales.

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Experience Open

    • Advised banks in restructurings and workouts with builders inter-connected with multiple financing parties and owning companies.
    • Represented banks in shipping finance transactions, including pre and post delivery financing in respect of newbuildings and the financing of second hand vessels.
    • Coordinated re-financings for fleet during owning group’s IPO in a foreign stock exchange, involving multiple jurisdictions and outgoing mortgagees.
    • Negotiated syndicated and bilateral loan and security documentation on behalf of banks and funds.
    • Represented Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Trustee in adversary proceedings against debtors and third parties to recover preferentially and fraudulently transferred assets for the benefit of the bankruptcy estate.
    • Represented debtors and creditors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.
    • Practiced commercial litigation including representation of public client in litigation versus its hired management consultant in a large-scale construction project also known as the Central Artery/Tunnel Project or the “Big Dig” in Massachusetts.
    • Represented clients in liquidation and business restructuring.
    • Drafted pleadings including, inter alia, complaints, summary judgment motions,discovery requests and pre-trial memoranda, for bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters.
    • Conducted document review, legal research and drafting of memoranda of law in bankruptcy, commercial and collections litigation matters, including the matter of a group of clients attempting to collect Iranian assets located in the United States based on a judgment obtained against the Islamic Republic of Iran under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.

Education Open

  • 2003: Juris Doctor – BOSTON COLLEGE LAW SCHOOL, Newton, MA
    • Jessup International Law National Moot Court Team
    • Grimes Moot Court Competition
    • Boston College Law Students Association — Officer
    • International Law Organization
    • Hellenic Society & Hellenic Bar
  • 2000: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, summa cum laude – BOSTON COLLEGE
    • ASN (Scholastic Jesuit National Honorary Society)
    • Dean’s List & First Honors in Undergraduate (all semesters)
    • PSA (National Political Science Honors Society)
    • Golden Key National Honors Society
    • Honor’s Thesis: Tumultuous Waves of the Aegean

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Commonwealth and District of Massachusetts Bar
  • Boston Bar Association, Litigation Section Steering Committee Membership Chairperson
  • Boston Bar Association, Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Piraeus Bar Association
  • Law Society of England & Wales

Employment Record Open

  • 2013 – Present: Watson Farley & Williams, Athens, Greece – Associate
  • 2004 – 2013: STEPHENSON HARWOOD, Piraeus, Greece – Associate Attorney
  • 2004 – 2006: LOONEY & GROSSMAN LLP, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. – Associate Attorney