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THE EUROPEAN LEGAL 500

 

The Legal 500 Europe 2010
The Legal 500 - Year 2010

 

Year 2010

" What we say about the firm's legal practice in Greece"

 

1.  Shipping Finance

Within Shipping finance, Timagenis Law Firm is a first tier firm,

Timagenis Law Firm's reputation as a 'highly experienced and coherent legal group'  has placed it among the leading local shipping firms.  Its client base includes major banks such as Calyon and EFG Eurobank as well shipowners, with the group recently advising on several new shipbuild transactions.  Founding partners Gregory Timagenis and Lily Timagenis are recommended for their 'diligence and deep knowledge'.

 

2.  Shipping Litigation

Within Shipping litigation, Timagenis Law Firm is a first tier firm,

Timagenis Law Firm brings to matters 'professionalism and an excellent reputation for litigation and arbitration'. Gregory Timagenis has an 'ability to present complex matters in a simple way', and recently acted as arbitrator in three industrial arbitrations before the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping.  The team is also providing environmental litigation advice to two Greek companies specialising in marine environmental clean-up operations.
 

3.  Dispute Resolution

Within Dispute Resolution 

Timagenis Law Firm acts on commercial disputes and arbitrations, and is representing a growing number of clients from outside its core client base in the shipping sector.  The firm acted  for Molton Brown, the cosmetics company, on a distribution dispute, while name partner and arbitration expert Gregory Timagenis acted as sole arbitrator in an ICC arbitration regarding gold mines in Armenia.
 

4.  Insurance

Within Insurance

Timagenis Law Firm's prominent shipping practice means it regularly acts on maritime insurance claims.

 

5.  Banking, finance and capital markets

Within Banking, finance and capital markets

Timagenis Law Firm's is particularly well known for its shipping finance practice, and has worked on capital markets transactions for its predominantly maritime client base.

 

6.  Corporate and M&A

Within Corporate and M&A

Timagenis Law Firm has a market-leading shipping practice and provides transactional advice to major Greek shipowners.  The firm recently acted for Excel Maritime Carriers on its acquisition of Quintana Maritime, and has recently been expanding its ambit to cover telecoms and privatisation matters.


The Legal 500 Europe 2010
The Legal 500
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa - Year 2009

 

Year 2009

" What we say about the firm's legal practice in Greece"

 

1.  Shipping Finance

Within Shipping finance, Timagenis Law Firm is a first tier firm,

Timagenis Law Firm has an excellent reputation in the market for shipping finance matters, with name partner Gregory Timagenis considered to be among the top shipping experts in Greece. The firm has been advising German banks on a number of syndicated loans for the financing of newbuildings for Capital Maritime & Trading Corp, as well as on the acquisition of tugboats as part of an M&A transaction.

2.  Dispute resolution

Within Dispute resolution, Timagenis Law Firm is a first tier firm,

Timagenis Law Firm's name partner Gregory Timagenis is regarded as an excellent litigator. The firm has a highly respected shipping practice, and also handles commercial arbitration and banking litigation.

3.  Shipping litigation

Within Shipping litigation, Timagenis Law Firm is a first tier firm,

Timagenis Law Firm has one of the strongest reputations in the marketplace for shipping litigation, with founding partner Gregory Timagenis regularly appointed by the Greek admiralty and maritime courts to act as mediator in finance-related shipping disputes. The team has a strong track record of acting for classification societies and P&I clubs.

4.  Insurance

Within Insurance,

Timagenis Law Firm is a reputable shipping firm and handles a number of complex insurance litigation matters for its maritime clients, as well as advising predominantly London-based insurance companies on cargo and shipping insurance issues.

5.  Banking, finance and capital markets

Within Banking, finance and capital markets,

Timagenis Law Firm's shipping finance practice is regarded as one of the finest in the marketplace. Capital markets experience includes advising Globus Maritime on its AIM listing.

6.  Corporate and M&A

Within Corporate and M&A,

Timagenis Law Firm is a reputable shipping firm, which has also been involved in acquisitions in the media sector, as well as acting as legal counsel to EasyCruise since their entry to the Greek market in 2007.

 

The Legal 500
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2008
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa - Year 2008

 

Year 2008

 

In the Legal 500 EMEA 2008 edition, Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office is ranked in six practice areas with a top tier ranking and leading position in Shipping litigation, Ship finance, Dispute resolution, and Insurance.

Shipping litigation:   Gr. J. Timagenis name partner is arguably Greece’s most reputable shipping litigator. He recently acted as the arbitrator in two arbitrations in Greece’s Chamber of Shipping, and is also handling an arbitration in the context of a newly established Piraeus maritime arbitration body. His team’s recent litigation work includes acting on behalf of two classification societies in a high-value law suit.

Ship finance:  Gr. J. Timagenis is well known for asset finance, and for being very active in acting for foreign banks in shipping matters..... It remains a market leader, with name partner Gregory Timagenis known as a 'fatherly figure among shipping lawyers' who is 'well respected and with huge experience'.  Recent work includes acting in two transactions for Deutsche Schiffsbank, and syndicate of five international banks, in relation to the $170m financing of Capital Maritime & Trading Corp.

Dispute Resolution:   Gr. J. Timagenis name partner Gregory Timagenis has a very strong, respected and longstanding position in the market as a litigator. In addition to his renowned shipping practice, he also handles general commercial litigation and arbitration.

Insurance:   Gr. J. Timagenis is one of Greece’s leading shipping firms, with a high profile in litigation that includes insurance litigation related to the maritime industry.

Corporate and M&A:   Gr. J. Timagenis is a shipping firm whose corporate work outside the sector has recently involved acting for the buyers of 25% of a television station and three radio stations.

Banking, finance and capital markets:   Gr. J. Timagenis has a market-leading ship finance practice, and also handles banking and finance work outside the shipping sector and in the capital markets, where it acted as Greek counsel on the IPO of Globus Maritime on AIM.

Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office full rankings can be found at the Legal 500 EMEA 2008 website.

 

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2008
Year 2007

 

"Introduction - How to use this book"

".... The research for the editorial is based on the combined opinions of the many lawyers interviewed in each jurisdiction, commentary from clients and analysis of deals or contentious issues reported.  ...." (p.9)

excerpt from the "Introduction - How to use this book" of The Legal 500
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa - Year 2007
The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa - Year 2007

 

Year 2007

The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa - Year 2007

Dispute Resolution:  Our Firm is ranked at the top band
"Gregory Timagenis is known as a 'very strong litigator' and 'a shrewd man who knows all the tricks'. Based in Piraeus, the firm is predominantly a shipping practice, but is also strong in general commercial litigation. It is advising a pollution cleaning company in relation to a dispute with the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund before Greece's Supreme Court. It has also advised newspaper Kathimerini in a case before Greece's Court of Appeal, and is known for its current involvement in bankruptcy matters". (p.574)
 

Shipping and Maritime:  Our Firm is ranked at the top band
"After the UK, Greece is the second most important world centre for shipping and maritime law advice, and this is the only industry sector in Greece in relation to which international firms have moved into the country and opened offices.

Gregory Timagenis has a market-leading reputation for shipping litigation, and recently advised yachting port Marina Zeas in cases related to damage from bad weather and fires. In relation to non-contentious work, he handled the listing and subsequent equity offering of Diana Shipping Inc on the New York Stock Exchange, and acted for both sellers and buyers in a variety of deals". (p. 581)

 

Insurance:  "Gregory Timagenis is one of Greece's leading shipping firms, whose general insurance work includes handling litigation for Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association (Bermuda) Ltd.". (p. 578)

 

"The Legal 500 series also recommends Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office for:

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets (p. 571)
Corporate and M & A (p. 572 & 573)


The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa - Year 2007
 (on the right) The Legal 500 US Special Edition 2006
The Legal 500 Law Firms in Europe, Middle East & Africa Year 2006

Year 2006 

 

The Legal 500 Law Firms in Europe, Middle East & Africa and The Legal 500 US Special Edition 2006

According to The Legal 500, year 2006,  "Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office" is ranked first tier in top band for "Shipping and Maritime" and "Dispute Resolution".  It has also high rankings and is recommended for "Banking, Finance and Capital Markets", "Corporate and M & A", and "Insurance".

Shipping and Maritime
"Gr. J. Timagenis is widely admired for its shipping expertise and serves a varied portfolio of clients including shipowners, P&I clubs and international banks across a broad range of shipping matters". (p.558)

Banking, Finance and Capital Markets
"Gr. J. Timagenis has been involved in an impressive number of IPOs for Greek shipping companies in the U.S. markets, including the listing and follow-on equity offering of Diana Shipping with NYSE". (p.553). 

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(on the right) The Legal 500 US Special Edition 2006

".....The research for the editorial is based on the combined opinions of the many lawyers interviewed in each jurisdiction, commentary from clients and analysis of deals or contentious issues reported. It is important to note that the editorial is therefore a subjective overview based on systematic research...."

 

excerpt from the "Introduction - How to use this book " of The European Legal 500

 

Year 2005 

 

"Gr. J. Timagenis is noted for its shipping expertise and acts for a range of ship owners, P&I clubs and international clients across a broad range of shipping matters".
Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office is ranked first tier in top band for "Insurance" and "Shipping and Maritime"

The Legal 500 Law Firms in Europe, Middle East & Africa 2005 p.520

 

Year 2004 

 

"Gr. J. Timagenis boasts a strong team of insurance specialists" and
"Gr. J. Timagenis is widely noted for its shipping expertise, serves a mixed portfolio of ship owners and international clients across a broad range of shipping matters".
Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office is ranked first tier in top band for "Insurance" and "Shipping and Maritime".

The European Legal 500 Law Firms in Europe and the Middle East 2004 p.489 and 490

 

Year 2003 

 

"Gr. J. Timagenis has an excellent name in shipping. The team advises ship owners, P&I clubs, and a portfolio of international banks in many of the most innovative shipping cases in Greece. In connection with the Olympic Games, the firm advised Royal Olympic Cruises on the issue of ship hiring for use by the Organizing Committee as hotels."
Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office is ranked first tier in top band for "Maritime and Admiralty" and "Insurance".

The European Legal 500 Law Firms in Europe and the Middle East 2003 p.496

 

Year 2002 

 

"Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office remains a firm favourite in the local shipping community for all areas of maritime and admiralty work, advising ship owners, P&I clubs and a portfolio of international banks."
Gr. J. Timagenis Law Office is ranked first tier in top band for "Maritime and Admiralty" and "Insurance".

The European Legal 500 Law Firms in Europe and the Middle East 2002 p.497

 

Year 2000

 

"Gregory Timagenis, name partner at GR. J. Timagenis, is considered to be a guru of shipping law.  The firm has some 18 lawyers and offers a full service to shipping clients (litigation and finance) as well as to commercial clients.  It acts for some of the biggest names in shipping including P&I clubs, individuals, and banks."

The European Legal 500 Law Firms in Europe and the Middle East 2000 p. 554