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Drew Marine (M&A)
1 September 2009
Timagenis Law Firm acted as local counsel in Greece to J.F. Lehman & Co. (a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the defense, aerospace and maritime sectors) on the acquisition of a Greek subsidiary of Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH)
Excel (Capital Markets/Equity Financing)
11 August 2009
Timagenis Law Firm acted as special Greek counsel to Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. (NYSE:EXM), and owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, for the public offering of shares of its common stock.
Diana (Capital Markets/Equity Financing)
7 May 2009
Timagenis Law Firm acted as special Greek counsel to the Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX), a global shipping company specializing in the transportation of dry bulk cargoes, for the public offering of shares of its common stock.
Dr. Gr. Timagenis - Chairman of NAT
17 March 2009
In January 2009 and following Ministerial Decision issued by the Minister of Mercantile Marine, Mr. Anastasis Papaligouras, Dr. Gregory Timagenis was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of NAT (the Greek Seamen's Pension Fund). Dr. Timagenis had also served as Chairman of NAT during the years 1989-1995.
Seminar of the HCS on Arbitration
11 December 2008
The Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (HCS) organized a seminar on Maritime Arbitration. The seminar took place under the chairmanship of the President of HCS, Mr. George Gratsos, on 11 December 2008.
Shipping and Capital Markets
10 May 2008
The University of the Aegean, Department of Shipping Trade and Transport, on the Island of Chios organized a two-day congress between 9-10 May 2008.
Excel-Quintana (M&A)
30 April 2008
Timagenis Law Firm acted as global legal advisors to Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. (NYSE: EXM) on the acquisition of Quintana Maritime Limited (NASDAQ:QMAR), a combination of cash and stock deal overall worth US$ 2.45 Billion in enterprise value, making it the largest M&A deal in the history of dry bulk industry.
SLOPS (Environmental Litigation)
28 February 2008
Timagenis Law Firm acted on behalf of two Greek companies specialized in the protection of the marine environment and in pollution cleaning operations in a claim against the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund (IOPC Fund) in connection with the recovery of the pollution cleaning compensation.
1 February 2008
On Friday, 1st February 2008 we held our traditional New Year Reception and "Vassilopita" cutting.
The Propeller Club - Athens Convention 2007
10 October 2007
The International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus, successfully organized its 81st Convention in Athens, Greece.
IPO of Globus Maritime with AIM
8 June 2007
Our Firm acted as Greek counsel to Globus Maritime Limited (www.globusmaritime.gr) and its shareholders in connection with the corporate structure and the IPO for its listing with AIM (GLBS), the alternative market of the London Stock Exchange, in June 2007. Globus Maritime is the first Greek interests shipping company listed with AIM through an IPO and our Firm is the only Greek Law Firm having experience with AIM.
easyCruise
18 May 2007
easyCruise started its cruises in Greece as of 18th May 2007. Our Firm has acted as their Greek counsel for the legal planning and organization of the operation since October 2006.
SKAI TV
25 April 2007
Our Firm acted for the Buyers of 25% of the Greek TV Station SKAI TV.
Invest in International Shipping
23 March 2007
In New York, on March 23rd 2007, Capital Link organized a Forum about “Investing in International Shipping”. Dr. and Mrs. Timagenis attended the Forum along with a wide range of participants, investors and industrial managerial staff.
18 January 2007
On Thursday 18th January 2007 we all gathered at the Conference Room to celebrate the coming of the New Year.
FBB - NEL
12 January 2007
Our Firm acted for FBBank in a complex refinancing of the ferry operator NEL, which gave an end to a widely publicized earlier dispute of the parties.
Lloyd's List  Greek Shipping Awards 2006
8 December 2006
On December 8th 2006 the ceremony for the third annual Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards took place in Athens. The awards were organized by the daily maritime newspaper "Lloyd's List" to reward the Greek Shipping Community achievements that deserve recognition, in various categories.
Merger and Acquisition of Tug Fleet
20 October 2006
In March 2006 our Firm acted for the en bloc acquisition and financing of a fleet of seven (7) tug boats in a M+A deal with complex structure and legal issues involved.
Syndicated Loan of $257,000,000
15 September 2006
Our Firm acted as counsel to Deutsche Schiffsbank AG as agent to the Lenders in a syndicated loan of $ 257,000,000 to Capital Maritime & Trading Corp. for the financing and refinancing of thirteen (13) vessels and newbuildings.
Eleftheros Typos Acquisition
17 July 2006
Our Firm acted for the Buyers in the acquisition of the daily newspaper "Eleftheros Typos" (Free Press) which took place on 13 July 2006. The transfer was considered a major event for the press and received extensive coverage from the media.
Acquisition of DANE Ships by
6 July 2006
Our Office acted on behalf of the "Blue Star Ferries” in the acquisition of DANE ferries at an auction in Rhodes on 5th July 2006. The second bidder was a subsidiary of Hellenic Seaways.
ShipShape Training Course May 2006
13 May 2006
Evelyn Stringis of our firm attended the 3-day training course presented by survey personnel, marine engineers and specialists in the shipping industry and is designed for Lawyers and other professionals whose practice requires an understanding of the types, technical implications and operation of vessels. The course is mainly delivered aboard ships.
Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration
12 May 2006
The first presentation of the Piraeus Association for Maritime Arbitration took place at the Marine Club of Piraeus on 12 May 2006. Dr. Gr. J. Timagenis was one of the speakers.
Association of Hellenic Experts on Civil Litigation
9 May 2006
At the meeting of the Association of Hellenic Experts on Civil Litigation on 9th May 2006 Dr. Gr. J. Timagenis presented a paper concerning “Legal issues relating to Agents for service of documents”. The presentation was followed by discussion with the participants.
Round Table on Security Trustee
14 April 2006
A Seminar was organized by the Hellenic Association of Maritime Lawyers at the Marine Club of Piraeus on 14 April 2006. The subject was the possibility of a Greek Maritime mortgage in favour of the trustee. Dr. Gr. J. Timagenis was a member of the panel of speakers.
Il Diritto Maritimo 2006
27 March 2006
An article of Dr. Gr. J. Timagenis and Mr. M. E. Konstantinides on the “Developments in Greek Maritime Law in 2003 – 2005” was published in the Italian Legal Periodical “Il Diritto Marittimo” (Fasc. I. – 2006) pp 288-294. See the full text of the article under Legal News.
CMI Colloquium - Cape Town  13-16 February 2006
16 February 2006
Dr. and Mrs. Timagenis attended the Colloquium of Comité Maritime International (CMI) which took place at Cape Town, South Africa between 12 and 16 February 2006. Dr. Timagenis who is a member of the Executive Council of CMI was one of the speakers and presented the results of an international survey of national legislations on Procedural Rules Relating to Limitation Conventions.
Reform of the Code of Private Maritime Law
10 February 2006
By the decision no. 5156/22 November 2004 of the Minister of Mercantile Marine “Establishment and Constitution of Legislative Committee” as amended by decision no. 1141.1/15/2005/9.12/2005 Dr. Gr. J. Timagenis was appointed member of the Legislative Committee for the Reform of the Code of Private Maritime Law.
CALYON
10 January 2006
In view of the abolishment of the Law 89/1967 for the establishment of branch offices of commercial and industrial companies in Greece, Calyon, ex Credit Agricole Indosuez, established a new representative office in Greece. Our Firm acted for the Bank.
Traditional Vassilopita Cutting Event 2006
4 January 2006
Our Law Office celebrated the coming of the New Year 2006 through the traditional Vassilopita cutting in an in-house lunch time event.
Bankers Association Honours Dr. Timagenis
16 December 2005
The Association of Banking and Financial Executives of Hellenic Shipping honoured our Senior Partner, Dr. Gregory Timagenis, in recognition of his outstanding service for the establishment of the Association.
Lloyd’s List 2005 Greek Shipping Awards
25 November 2005
On November 25, 2005 the ceremony for the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards 2005 took place in Athens. The award “Shipping Financier of the Year” was sponsored and presented by our Law Office. Dr. Gr. J. Timagenis presented the award which for 2005 was won by the Royal Bank of Scotland. On behalf of the bank, Mr. Lambros Varnavidis, Director of Shipping with RBS, received the award.
Bell Ceremony at NYSE
28 October 2005
On October 28th 2005, the Bell Ceremony at The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) took place for the listing with NYSE of Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. Members of our firm involved with the deal attended the ceremony as guests of the company.
New Offices – Blessing of the Foundation
15 June 2005
On June 15th 2005 the foundation blessing Service took place at our new office premises, under construction, in Piraeus. Present at the blessing were Timagenis family members, the lawyers and administrative personnel of the Firm, and friends.
ShipShape Training Course
3 May 2005
The majority of our Lawyers have already attended a 3-day training course presented by survey personnel, marine engineers and specialists in the shipping industry and is designed for Lawyers and other professionals whose practice requires an understanding of the technical implication and operation of vessels.
20 April 2005
By the decision No. 32463/2005 of the Minister of Justice (Gov. Gazette No. 526B/20 April 2005) Dr. Gr. Timagenis has been appointed member of the Special Legal Committee for the reform of the Code of Civil Procedure.
Gr. J. Timagenis Mediator for ROC
28 February 2005
Dr. Gregory J. Timagenis was appointed Mediator by the Piraeus Court of Appeal to mediate between the Royal Olympic Cruises and its creditors, in accordance with article 45 of Greek Law 1892/1990.
4 June 2004
The 38th CMI Conference took place in Vancouver between May 31st and June 4th 2004. Dr. Timagenis acted as Deputy Chair for the Meeting on “Places of Refuge for Ships in Distress” and presented the CMI Report “Implementation of the Salvage Convention 1989”
ICC Arbitration
3 April 2004
Dr. Gr. Timagenis acted as President of an Arbitral Tribunal of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in relation to the international sale of electronic equipment to a teleport for the satellite transmission of radio and TV programs.
17 October 2002
The 4th annual Greek Ship Finance Forum, held by Marine Money and Fortis Bank was held in Athens on 17th October 2002. The Forum attracted leading executives from shipping companies, financial community as well as legal and broking community. Dr. Gr. Timagenis was one of the speakers.
31 December 2001
The Federal Court of Canada in its recent decision (The Governor and Company of the Bank of Scotland v. Nel) concerning Maritime Liens under Greek Law upheld the views of Dr. Gr. Timagenis, who acted as an expert on Greek Maritime Law for one of the parties.
The Maritime Advocate
28 February 2001
An article of Dr. Gr. J. Timagenis on “The Rising Stock of Greek Shipping” was published in the legal periodical "The Maritime Advocate" (issue 14, February 2001).
2 February 1995
A jointly sponsored seminar of the Hellenic – American Chamber of Commerce and the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. entitled “Raising Shipping Capital in the International Securities Markets” was held in New York on February 2, 1995.