ACG 150

Yiannis G. Timagenis LL.B. (Athens), LL.M. (Athens), LL.M. (London), M.C.I.Arb.

Maritime Law



University of London
LL.M., in International and Comparative Dispute Resolution (International and Comparative Commercial Arbitration, International Commercial Litigation, Law of International Trade and Legal Aspects of International Finance)
2005 – 2006

Athens University, Faculty of Law
LL.M., in Civil Procedural Law
2004 – 2005

Athens University, Faculty of Law
1999 – 2004

Yiannis’ practice focus and experience, as a disputes and commercial lawyer, is predominantly in the shipping industry. Yiannis advises a wide range of clients including ship financiers and shipowners, ship suppliers, charterers, insurers and shipyards. He joined the Firm in 2008 after having worked in London with a major city law Firm and in addition to being a Greek attorney qualified to practice before the Supreme Court, he is also a qualified Solicitor of England and Wales

His practice covers a broad area of shipping and general law and civil litigation. He is involved both in dispute resolution and in the transactional aspects of his areas of practice. In the area of dispute resolution, he has been extensively involved in international and domestic shipping and commercial arbitration (including maritime arbitration in London and ICC arbitration) and litigation (including proceedings in Greece and London), and advises clients on all substantive and procedural points of law. His practice also includes coordination of proceedings worldwide and enforcement proceedings in particular on ships in Greece and in other jurisdictions, including advising on the legal and practical aspects on strategy to enforce the lenders’ security or to defend against such enforcement.

Yiannis is also regularly instructed in relation to complex jurisdictional disputes with international aspects, piercing the corporate veil proceedings, emergency asset preservation, asset tracing and recovery proceedings and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards.

The transactional aspects of Yiannis’ practice focuses primarily on asset finance, banking, syndicated lending and commercial contracts with particular emphasis on shipping (sale and purchase of vessels, ship financing, sale and leaseback of ships and bareboat charters, ship and mortgage registration, charterparties, joint ventures, shipbuilding and refit contracts, ship management agreements etc.) as well as OTC derivative transactions, including collateral arrangements subject to documentation published by ISDA. He also regularly advises in relation to the set up, operation and legal structure of Greek and foreign shipping companies in Greece.

Yiannis’ practice includes also advising clients on employment and data protection (in respect of litigation and compliance aspects).

Yiannis has published a number of articles in legal and shipping journals and speaks regularly on various shipping law topics in international conferences and university courses around the world including Athens, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Lisbon, Oslo and Bilbao. Yiannis teaches two courses on maritime law and practice at Deree – The American College of Greece and gives lectures on shipping law topics at a number of other institutions.