Our broad and varied experience in shipping and maritime law matters ranges from representation of clients in maritime disputes, including vessel arrests, cargo carriage disputes, construction and re-building disputes, commercial / contractual claims (including charter parties), collisions, salvage and insurance claims, to involvement in procedural matters before the Cyprus maritime authorities.
The latter includes searches in vessels’ files, applications for the registration for vessels in both the Ship Registry and the Registry of Small Vessels, bareboat registration in parallel to foreign registries (“parallel out”), as well as inward registration to the Cyprus flag, registration of mortgages against vessels and also against their owning companies’ assets and their discharge, renewal of ships’ documents, issue of dispensations, transfer of ownership of Cyprus flag vessels and deletion from the Registry.
Through our corporate and commercial, and tax departments, we undertake all company and tax law related matters, including the formation and maintenance of shipping companies, the review, preparation and negotiation of a variety of commercial shipping contracts, ranging from the preparation of a purchase-related memorandum of agreement, to more complex transactions involving the sale and lease-back of vessels or acquisitions. Furthermore, we advise banks in syndicated vessel financing transactions and have been involved in the negotiation, drafting and completion of ship financing and security transactions.
Our extended client base in this field of practice includes owners, ship managers, banks and other financial institutions, charterers and insurers.
To talk to a member of the Shipping & Maritime Law team please contact: +357 22 777000