GIannis Galanos
Associate

ASSET FINANCE

ATHENS

T: +30 210 455 7300
D: +30 210 455 7327
M: +30 695 109 2043

Summary Open

Giannis is an Associate in the Asset Finance group of our Athens office.

He specialises in shipping and advises leading banks, financial institutions and shipping companies on every aspect of ship financing, including bilateral and syndicated LMA facilities, restructuring and work-outs, as well as on documentation in relation to the sale and purchase of new building and second-hand vessels and lease financings.

Giannis joined the firm in December 2018, after having spent three years in a Piraeus-based international law firm and two years in an Athens-based diversified shipping company.

Experience Open

    • Advising a Swiss bank in relation to the refinancing of five vessels under two cross-collateralised facilities which included, amongst other securities, first and second Liberian and Greek mortgages and escrow arrangements which were concluded within two weeks.
    • Advising a UK bank in relation to the financing of two new building vessels built in Korea and China under an LMA loan facility. This was concluded within two weeks and included complex closing arrangements with back-to-back sales between builder, contractor, seller and buyer as well as various closing meetings which required significant co-ordination between the parties.

Education Open

Jan 2019 – present: QLTS school

2010-2011: LL.M in Maritime law at City University Law School, City University London

2004-2009: Bachelor in Law at Athens Law School, National and Kapodistrean University of Athens

Membership of Professional Societies Open

April 2012: Athens Bar Association