Giannis is an Associate in the Asset Finance group.

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.

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

Education

  1. 2019 · QLTS school
  2. 2010 – 2011 · LL.M in Maritime law at City University Law School, City University London
  3. 2004 – 2009 · Bachelor in Law at Athens Law School, National and Kapodistrean University of Athens

Memberships and Associations

  1. Athens Bar Association