With its roots in Piraeus and the shipping industry, Dalakos Fassolis Theofanopoulos Law Firm is a dedicated maritime legal practice with unparalleled reputation, experience and knowledge in this area, attracting wide respect across the sector.

Our expert maritime lawyers bring together expertise across a wide area of legal practice, including admiralty, marine insurance, international trade, finance, corporate, tax, employment, international regulations, litigation and dispute resolution to provide clients with a full service across the shipping sector. Our depth of experience means that our lawyers are able to advise on any shipping or trade-related concern and look for solutions to any legal issue, ranging from a straightforward to the most complex marine incident.

Our lawyers are committed to building long-standing relationships with clients and delivering innovative solutions and pragmatic cost-effective advice. Even though our client base is primarily owner-oriented, we represent clients from across the full spectrum of the industry, including operators, charterers, shipyards, banks, insurers, P&I clubs, brokers, agents and commodities’ traders.

We provide specialist commercial shipping legal advice in relation to:

  • Domestic and offshore shipping companies structure and organisation
  • Establishment of offices of international and offshore shipping companies in Greece
  • Ship sale and purchase
  • Ship building contracts
  • Ship registration (under the Greek or other international flags and flags of convenience) and flag transfers
  • Ship mortgages (Greek, international and offshore registers)
  • Chartering contracts and vessel employment
  • Vessel management
  • Corporate and commercial transactions
  • Cruise and ferries
  • Marine insurance
  • Salvage and towage
  • General average
  • Collision
  • Taxation

We provide specialist legal advice in relation to ship financing on:

  • Bank debt and asset-based financing
  • Ship mortgages and collateral securities
  • Refinancing and restructuring
  • Alternative financing

We provide a full range of shipping dispute resolution services, such as commercial court litigation (and criminal litigation in relation to our clients’ potential criminal liability), arbitration, mediation and advisory work, in relation to our clients’ disputes and claims arising out of:

  • Shipbuilding contracts
  • Sale and purchase agreements
  • Charterparties
  • Bills of lading and contracts of affreightment
  • Marine insurance policies
  • Salvage and vessel collisions
  • Marine employment and personal injuries
  • Ship arrests and enforcement
  • Judicial auctions

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