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Timagenis Law Firm
Timagenis Law Firm
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CHAMBERS GLOBAL / EUROPE

 

The Chambers Global Guide 2010
The Chambers Global Guide 2010

 

2010

Shipping

Timagenis Law Firm  (Top Ranking - Band 1)

Gregory J. Timagenis - (Top Ranking - Band 1) 

 

Although this 21-lawyer firm offers a broad spectrum of legal services, its roots lie in maritime law.  It covers all aspects of shipping law, but is particularly well known for its strength in litigation and its representation of P&I clubs and banks.  Senior partner Gregory Timagenis is noted as "a phenomenon lawyer and a walking encyclopaedia of Greek and international shipping law."  Timagenis is well known throughout the market and his "strong reputation attracts top-quality clients."

The Chambers Global Guide 2010
Chambers Europe - Greece 2009
Chambers Europe 2009
Shipping


2009

This sizeable firm offers the full range of shipping advice, and its strong financial focus means that it has an outstanding ship finance practice. The firm is made up of 16 lawyers, with founding partner Gregory Timagenis at the helm. He is referred by the market for being "a great lawyer, no matter what area he is dealing with." Clients from a variety of backgrounds are united in their "total confidence in his ability to ensure a positive outcome."

Chambers Europe - Greece 2009
Chambers Global "The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008" p.956-957
Chambers Global 2008

2008

The Firm : The team at this prestigious shipping firm is recommended for its commercial and litigation work in the Greek shipping market. In litigation it is best known for passenger and crew claims, representing a number of P&I clubs. In addition, the group is prized for its advice to shipowners who, thanks to the success and sustained liquidity in the shipping market, have started investing in other areas.

The Lawyers: A “brilliant lawyer,” Gregory Timagenis is unanimously endorsed as one of the top shipping experts in Greece. Offering “innovative and lucid advice,” he is a favourite with clients for pure shipping work and for commercial matters relating to the sector.

Clients/Work Highlights: The team advised Globus Maritime and its shareholders on corporate structuring and its IPO on AIM, the first AIM IPO of a Greek shipping firm. The firm also assisted easyCruise with its launch in Greece in May 2007, and acted for FBBank on the refinancing of ferry operator NEL, which ended an earlier dispute between the two parties. Other clients include Blue Star Ferries and Deutsche Schiffsbank.

 

Chambers Global "The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2008" p.956-957
The Research Team 2007

 

"How Lawyers are ranked?

"Every year we carry out thousands of in-depth interviews with clients in order to assess the reputations and expertise of business lawyers across Europe.  The qualities we look for (and which determine rankings) include technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, dilligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by the client."

excerpt from the Research Team 2007 of Chambers Europe 2007
Chambers Europe - Greece / Shipping Leading Firms (p. 378)
Chambers Europe 2007
Europe's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007

"The Firm: This dedicated shipping practice boasts a “first-class group of people” whose work “always impresses.” Aside from the traditional areas of litigation and shipping finance, lawyers undertake an increasing proportion of corporate/M&A and general finance for industry clients. For example, the team advised Deutsche Schiffsbank on a syndicated loan of USD187 million to tanker and bulk carrier operator Capital Maritime.


The Lawyers: The firm’s reputation rests heavily on that of particularly impressive founding partner Gregory Timagenis. An acknowledged all-rounder, his workload has lately included “a miraculous performance” representing Blue Star Ferries in a bid for assets of collapsed ferry operator Dane. In the words of one admiring competitor, “the legal issues involved were hugely complicated, yet he managed to overcome them with ease.”


Clients/Work Highlights: The team was involved in the NYSE IPO of Diana Shipping and acts for a mixture of P&I clubs, owners and financiers, including Barclays Bank; EFG Eurobank; Elefsis Shipyards; Emporiki Bank; Fortis Bank; Hamburgische Landesbank; Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association; Hellenic Shipyards and Sasebo Heavy Industries."

 

Chambers Europe - Greece / Shipping Leading Firms (p. 378)
The Chambers Global Guide 2007
The Chambers Global Guide 2007

2007

"Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office"

Shipping - (Firm Rank 1)
Gregory J. Timagenis (Rank 1 

Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office: This dedicated shipping practice boasts a “first-class group of people” whose work “always impresses.” Aside from the traditional areas of litigation and shipping finance, lawyers undertake an increasing proportion of corporate/M&A and general finance for industry clients. For example, the team advised Deutsche Schiffsbank on a syndicated loan of USD187 million to tanker and bulk carrier operator Capital Maritime.


The Lawyers: The firm’s reputation rests heavily on that of particularly impressive founding partner  Gregory Timagenis. An acknowledged all-rounder, his workload has lately included “a miraculous performance” representing Blue Star Ferries in a bid for assets of collapsed ferry operator Dane. In the words of one admiring competitor, “the legal issues involved were hugely complicated, yet he managed to overcome them with ease.”


Clients / Work Highlights: The team was involved in the NYSE IPO of Diana Shipping and acts for a mixture of P&I clubs, owners and financiers, including Barclays Bank; EFG Eurobank; Elefsis Shipyards; Emporiki Bank; Fortis Bank; Hamburgische Landesbank; Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association; Hellenic Shipyards and Sasebo Heavy Industries."

 


 

The Chambers Global Guide 2007

 

2006

Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office:  A "big name" for ship finance, this firm is "straight out of the top layer," according to commentators. A strong clientele, comprised of major banks, shipowners and P&I clubs, regularly turns to the team for advice on Greek law matters related to sales and purchases, and financing transactions - however, it is also a leading choice for tricky disputes. Clients described the group as "professional and experienced," combining solid legal knowledge with commercial sense.

The Lawyers: Peers and clients were quick to commend the abilities and stature of Gregory Timagenis. According to clients he is not just "one of the most prominent and respected lawyers in Piraeus," but also "more than a lawyer." Peers, meanwhile, acknowledge him as an "aggressive, knowledgeable, capable and well-organised" adviser, with a "great, judicious, balanced and professional" outlook. He has established a particular reputation for complex financing work.

Chambers Global The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2006 p. 877
The World's Leading Lawyers for Business

"How lawyers are ranked: The opinions we gather from clients - mainly from in-house lawyers but also from other purchasers of legal services - are balanced by opinions from colleagues and competitors. Together, they provide two different perspectives - an all-round view - and biased viewpoints cancel each other out."

 

excerpt from the Research Team 2005 of Chambers Global 2006

 

2004 - 2005

 

“Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office:  A premier firm in this field and a preferred choice for ship owners and P&I clubs.  In addition, local and foreign banks frequently turn to the team for advice on sales and purchases, ship finance and litigation.  The firm is the first to have established a company, Argonaftis (a subsidiary of Kathimerini) to focus on investments in ocean-going shipping. 

The Laweyrs:  Gregory Timagenis is one of the most prestigious names in the industry.”

Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers 2004-2005 p. 683-684

 

2002 - 2003

 

“Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office:  Widely endorsed to researchers by ship owners, ship management companies and clubs, the practice received the highest level of market recommendation.  Historically a litigation force, there is a perception that the team is making headway in the competitive ship finance market, advising on listings and foreign investment work, alongside its expertise in collision, cargo claims and charter party disputes.  Leading light Gregory Timagenis is one of shipping law’s heavy hitters – a “big personality” and “honourable professional” whose respect among fellow peers and client winning abilities place him firmly in the upper tier of individuals.”

Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers 2002-2003 p.377

 

2001 - 2002 

 

"Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office: "A serious, reliable and co-operative" firm with a strong ship finance practice, it regularly handles sale and purchase agreements, stock exchange listings and M&A and foreign investment work. The litigation department is particularly active in collision, cargo claims and charter party disputes. Peers speak highly of the "well connected" Gregory Timagenis, said to be "an excellent lawyer with an established personal track record, who is capable of handling difficult issues.

Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers 2001-2002 p.340

 

2000 - 2001 

"Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office: Known traditionally for its broad admiralty practice yet now recommended specifically for its corporate shipping work, particularly stock exchange listings and ship financing. Gregory Timagenis was considered by one high profile London partner to be "perhaps the best local lawyer in Piraeus" and is perceived internationally as a "true all-rounder" for shipping matters. The firm are unanimously respected by both the local and ex-pat shipping community and acted significantly on all aspects of the recent acquisition of 38% of Stringesline by Attica Enterprises."

Chambers Global The World’s Leading Lawyers 2000-2001 p.845