Being a dedicated maritime legal practice, Dalakos Fassolis Theofanopoulos Law Firm has also gained an unrivalled reputation and wide respect for its work in the yacht market.

We are well-known for providing a full range of legal services across the sector and our maritime lawyers have extensive in-depth experience in advising on any yacht-related matter from a yacht construction and acquisition or sale and purchase to corporate structuring, financing, charter arrangements, commercial agreements, operation, insurance, regulatory and tax issues, whether such matter concerns a luxury mega-yacht or a smaller motor boat or sailing boat.

Our clients include individuals and owning companies, operators, managers, charterers, financiers, insurers, yacht brokers and yacht designers.

We provide specialist legal advice in relation to yachts on:

  • Yacht ownership structuring (domestic, international and offshore incorporation)
  • Construction and acquisition of new yachts
  • Sale and purchase of second-hand yachts
  • Registration of yachts (under the Greek or other international flags and flags of convenience) and flag transfers
  • Yacht mortgages (Greek, international and offshore registers)
  • Commercial / Touristic licensing
  • Corporate and commercial transactions
  • Charter arrangements and commercial agreements
  • Cruise and ferries
  • Yacht insurance
  • Tax and VAT issues

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

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

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

  • Yacht-building contracts
  • Sale and purchase agreements
  • Charterparties
  • Tour operators’ liabilities
  • Marine insurance policies
  • Yacht arrests and enforcement
  • Judicial auctions
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