The Firm

The firm is the historical continuation of the law offices founded by George Daniolos in 1923 who commenced his practice as the legal advisor of Stamatis Embiricos then president of the Union of Greek Shipowners. In the ensuing years since its establishment our law office has merged and grown several times. It became a partnership under the name Daniolos-Zagoraios until late 1930s and subsequently G. & N.L.Daniolos.

In 2002 it merged with Issaias Law Firm (established in the late 1920s) both primarily active in maritime law. In 2006 Daniolos-Issaias & Partners merged with corporate law firm Kyriakides-Georgopoulos forming KGDI Law Firm. In 2013 the shipping branch of KGDI continued its operation independently as Daniolos Law Firm.

Areas of Practice

Ship Sale and Purchase

We represent both buyers and sellers in ship sale and purchase agreements involving all kinds of vessels (passenger, bulk carriers, tankers, gas carriers and yachts) registered under the Greek or foreign flags.

Contact : Basil Spiliopoulos, Daphne Soroula

Shipbuilding

We have extensive experience in negotiating shipbuilding contracts with far east shipyards (Japan, China, South Korea).

Contact : Basil Spiliopoulos, Daphne Soroula

Shipfinance / IPOs

We represent both Greek and foreign banks and Owners in drafting loan agreements and registering mortgages for vessels flying both Greek or foreign flags and we have considerable experience in the renegotiation and restructuring of financing arrangements.

Contact : Basil Spiliopoulos, Katerina Avramidou

We represent and provide legal advice to Greek Owners who listed their companies in US stock exchanges, both on matters of the procedure for the listing and organizational aspects of the listed companies.

Contact : John Markianos-Daniolos

Maritime Corporate Law and Tax

We advise clients in all matters related to maritime companies, Greek and off shore and the organization and setting up of maritime businesses.

Contact persons : Basil Spiliopoulos, John Markianos-Daniolos

P&I Claims

We represent all UK and Skandinavian P&I Clubs as well as the American P&I Club in all kinds of shipping related litigation.

Personal injury

Our firm has extensive experience in dealing with crew and passengers personal injury claims as well as crew illness cases. Our instructions usually include negotiations with the affected parties and if necessary defense litigation. Certain of the cases we have handled set precedents of the Supreme Civil Court.

Contact : Dionyssis Constantinidis, John Markianos-Daniolos

Collisions / Maritime accidents

Our firm has been involved in most major maritime incidents that occurred within Greek waters and in many high profile accidents of Greek flagged/owned vessels abroad and we have experience in the establishment and operation of liability funds under the LLMC 1976/99 Convention.
Contact : John Markianos-Daniolos

Pollution

We have experience in handling pollution cases acting either on behalf of P&I Clubs/Owners or the IOPC Funds. One of the major incidents that occurred within Greek waters in 1996, which we handled on behalf of the UK P&I Club, has set precedents with regard to the interpretation of the CLC/Fund 1969/92 Conventions.

Contact : John Markianos-Daniolos, Basil Spiliopoulos

Litigation

We represent clients in all kinds of shipping related litigation and arbitration/mediation (such as shareholding disputes, damages due to maritime accidents etc) and we are particularly involved in defending claims against classification societies.

In addition to the above our experience covers also litigation related to banking, real estate, commercial and civil matters.

Contact: John Markianos-Daniolos, Evangelos Astras

Civil / Commercial Law

We handle a variety of civil and commercial law related cases for our shipping clients who invest in real estate and other businesses.

Contact persons : John Markianos-Daniolos, Basil Spiliopoulos, Evangelos Astras

Members of the Firm

Partners

+ Katerina Avramidou

Katerina Avramidou

main: [+30] 210 413 8800
direct [+30] 210 413 8812
fax: [+30] 210 413 8809
e-mail: k.avramidou@daniolos.gr

Ship finance expert Katerina Avramidou often advises financial institutions. Clients appreciate her availability, reliability and efficiency.

Chambers Global 2013

Katerina specializes in shipping finance and banking and provides advice to foreign and Greek shipping banks in matters relating to all aspects of ship finance such as loan agreements, ship mortgages, pre-notations of mortgages and other kinds of securities. Katerina has also been rendering legal assistance to a number of Greek maritime companies in connection with vessel’s/yachts sale and purchase and reflagging. Her experience also includes incorporation of maritime and off-shore companies as well as real estate transactions.

Practice Areas:
Maritime Law

Professional Associations:
Member of the Athens Bar Association

Education:
University of Athens (LL.B.)

Languages:
Greek, English, French and Spanish

+ Dionyssis Constantinidis

Dionyssis Constantinidis

main: [+30] 210 413 8800
direct [+30] 210 413 8835
fax: [+30] 210 821 7869
e-mail: d.constantinidis@daniolos.gr

Dionyssis specializes in labour maritime law and general maritime law (consulting and litigation before the Greek Courts). He advises P&I Clubs and maritime companies on various aspects of maritime employment and employment law, manning agreements/collective bargaining agreements as well as on maritime and land based personal injury claims, accidents at work/illness issues. Dionyssis has also handled settlement negotiations and litigation for claims arising from cargo damages/loss, repairs and vessels conservative arrests.

Practice Areas:
Maritime Law

Professional Associations:
Member of the Athens Bar Association

Education:
University of Athens (LL.B.)
University of Southampton (LL.M)

Languages:
Greek, English, French and Spanish

+ John Markianos-Daniolos

John Markianos-Daniolos

main: [+30] 210 413 8800
direct [+30] 210 413 8831
fax: [+30] 210 821 7869
e-mail: j.markianos@daniolos.gr

John Markianos-Daniolos is widely regarded as a reliable and trustworthy shipping litigator. I would definitely entrust him with any maritime dispute.” says a client.

Chambers Global 2013

John specializes in maritime and transport law (corporate and litigation, including charter parties, carriage by sea, collision, pollution, salvage, personal injury, foreclosure and arrests, sale and purchase) with particular experience in maritime accidents. He advises and represents maritime companies, P&I Clubs, insurance companies, classification societies and banks in all sorts of shipping related cases both in litigation and alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration).

John is also involved in Shipping Regulatory Law having participated in the drafting and amendment of relative legislation.

Apart from shipping John represents clients in civil and commercial disputes and real estate transactions.

Practice Areas:
Civil and Commercial Law
Labour law
Litigation & Arbitration
Maritime Law

Professional Associations:
Member of the Athens Bar Association
Member of the Investigating Committee of Maritime Accidents of the Ministry of Mercantile Marine
Member of the Legal Committee of the Union of Greek Ship Owners (Legal Committee)
Member and Vice President of the Greek Maritime Law Association
Founding member of the Hellenic Society of Maritime Lawyers

Education:
University of Athens (LL.B.)
University College of London (LL.M.)

Languages:
Greek, English and French

+ Daphne Soroula

Daphne Soroula

main: [+30] 210 413 8800
direct [+30] 210 413 8804
fax: [+30] 210 413 8809
e-mail: d.soroula@daniolos.gr

Daphne specializes in sale and purchase transactions, ship finance, banking and corporate law. She represents maritime companies and financial institutions in the respective negotiations and at closings mainly in the Far East and provides advice on all matters related to the acquisition and sale of new-building and second hand vessels under Greek and foreign flag, loan agreements and associated financial security agreements as well as maritime corporate matters related to Greek, foreign and off-shore companies. Daphne is also involved in yachts’ registration and sale and purchase, in the establishment of managing companies in Greece and also represents clients in real estate transactions.

Practice Areas:
Maritime Law
Shipping Finance
Commercial Law
Corporate Law

Professional Associations:
Member of the Athens Bar Association
Member of the Greek Maritime Law Association

Education:
University of Greenwich, London UK – LL.B.(Hons)
University College London, London UK – LL.M.

Languages:
Greek, English and French

+ Basil Spiliopoulos

Basil Spiliopoulos

main: [+30] 210 413 8800
direct [+30] 210 413 8823
fax: [+30] 210 413 8809
e-mail: b.spiliopoulos@daniolos.gr

Basil Spiliopoulos is a leading figure in ship finance matters, known in particular for his work for borrowers. Sources say: He is first-class. No nonsense, he just gets on with the transaction.”

Chambers Global 2013

Basil specializes in shipping finance, shipbuilding, sale and purchase and maritime corporate and banking law. He represents maritime companies Greek and foreign banks, financial institutions, shipyards and multinational companies. He has been particularly involved in the negotiation of many ship-building projects in the Far East and has advised Greek and foreign clients in matters pertaining to investments in Greece and abroad on corporate, commercial and private international law issues.

He has working experience both in England and Germany.

Practice Areas:
Banking Law
Corporate Law
Maritime Law

Professional Associations:
Member of the Piraeus Bar Association
Member of the Legal Committee of the Union of Greek Shipowners
Member of the Greek Maritime Law Association
Member of the Society of the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Private Law

Education:
University of Athens Law School (LL.B.)
Studies in private and international comparative law at the Max-Planck-Institute for foreign and international law of Hamburg.

Languages:
Greek, English, German and French

 

Associates

+ Evangelos Astras

Evangelos Astras

main: [+30] 210 413 8800
direct [+30] 210 413 8833
fax: [+30] 210 821 7869
e-mail: e.astras@daniolos.gr

Evangelos deals with all maritime law related litigation representing maritime companies, P&I Clubs, maritime insurers, classification societies, Greek and foreign banks in cases involving charter parties, carriage by sea, collision, pollution, salvage, personal injury, foreclosure and arrests. He also handles yacht sale and purchase transactions and registration, maritime companies incorporation as well as civil and commercial litigation and real estate transactions.

Practice Areas:
Maritime Law
Company and Commercial Law
Banking Law
Civil Law
Real Estate Law

Professional Associations:
Member of the Piraeus Bar Association

Education:
University of Athens (LL.B.)
University College of London (LL.M.)

Languages:
Greek and English

+ Eleni Baxivanou

Eleni Baxivanou

main: [+30] 210 413 8800
direct: [+30] 210 413 8824
fax: [+30] 210 413 8809
e-mail: e.baxivanou@daniolos.gr

Eleni deals with shipping finance assisting in the preparation of loan agreements and mortgages and with sale and purchase transactions, as well as with the incorporation of maritime companies.

Practice Areas:
Maritime Law

Professional Associations:
Member of the Piraeus Bar Association

Education:
Democritus University of Thrace (LL.B.)
Swansea University (LL.M.)

Languages:
Greek, English and French

+ Vasileios Mavrakis

Vasileios Mavrakis

main: [+30] 210 413 8800
direct: [+30] 210 413 8834
fax: [+30] 210 821 7869
e-mail: v.mavrakis@daniolos.gr

Vasileios deals with litigation, assisting with legal search, the drafting of legal documents, the preparation of files and documentary evidence to be submitted with Court.

Practice Areas:
Maritime Law
Civil and Commercial Law
Company Law

Professional Associations:
Member of the Piraeus Bar Association

Education:
Aristoteles University of Thessaloniki (LL.B. Hons)
University of Southampton (LL.M.)

Languages:
Greek, English, German and Spanish

+ Angelos Panagiotopoulos-Tsaldaris

Angelos Panagiotopoulos-Tsaldaris

main: [+30] 210 413 8800
direct: [+30] 210 413 8824
fax: [+30] 210 413 8809
e-mail: a.panagiotopoulos@daniolos.gr

Angelos deals with shipping finance assisting in the preparation of loan agreements and mortgages and with sale and purchase transactions, as well as with the incorporation of maritime companies. He also assists with litigation and the drafting of legal documents.

Practice Areas:
Maritime Law
Civil and Commercial Law

Professional Associations:
Member of the Athens Bar Association

Education:
Democritus University of Thrace Law School (LLB)
University of Athens LLM
Cass Business School, City University of London, UK (MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance, Dist.)

Languages:
Greek, English and French

 

Offices

Daniolos Law Firm

13, Defteras Merarchias Street • GR 18535 • Piraeus • GREECE

SwitchBoard: [+30] 210 413 8800, [+30] 210 822 6801
Fax: [+30] 210 821 7869, [+30] 210 413 8809

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