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Timagenis Law Firm

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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.
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.
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.