Vgenopoulos&Partners

PPT Legal is one of the leading firms in the maritime sector in Greece and is proud to have built its reputation within the very demanding and dynamic domestic and global shipping markets. This reputation is based on a successful track record and the extensive clientele of the firm.

Our maritime lawyers advise on all aspects of international and domestic ship related affairs and have wide expertise in the following areas:

  • cross border and domestic financing transactions;
  • secured and unsecured lending transactions, acting as advisers to lenders or borrowers;
  • mezzanine financing;
  • leasing, charterparties, sale and lease-back and joint ventures;
  • sale and purchase of second-hand ships;
  • fleet acquisitions;
  • newbuildings;
  • registration of ships and securities in all jurisdictions;
  • shipping loan restructurings and workout arrangements;
  • public offerings and securities;
  • private placements;
  • maritime corporate acquisitions and planning;
  • maritime tax advice and planning;
  • yachting;
  • maritime and insurance claims;
  • arrests and loan foreclosures;
  • charterparty and shipbuilding contract disputes;
  • shipping regulation and competition.

Our firm represents lenders (including banks and other financial and credit institutions and private equity funds), arrangers, agents, ship owners and operators. Our shipping team includes qualified Greek and English law attorneys and paralegals with extensive experience.

Our shipping practice has over the years cultivated a wide network of foreign counsels in a considerable number of traditional shipping jurisdictions and also in a number of other countries where shipping transactions and litigation are not frequent. Our global network of correspondents is strengthened by the long standing relationship with our firm. We achieve optimum performance at very competitive cost through the experience accumulated and the close personal ties with our correspondents.

We also maintain close ties and regularly cooperate with leading surveyors, financial advisors, auditors, maritime experts, brokers, valuators and other specialist professionals who assist and provide expertise and information as and when necessary, depending on the requirements of the clients.

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