For second year we contributed to the 5th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG). Specifically, we were the authors of the 2017 chapter regarding Shipping Law for Greece. This guide provides a practical cross-border insight into shipping law updated with legal developments and current commercial practice in 40 countries. You may find our […]
LIOUTA AND PARTNERS
Liouta and Partners was formed by its founding partners in 2015 which share their vision to provide a different legal experience more personalized on the basis of the principles of friendship, accountability, integrity and professionalism. Working in close cooperation with our clients from various business sectors for over 20 years, we are powered by their success and we are growing alongside them.
Our clientele is made up from all industries, mainly shipping, and ranges from major Greek companies to international companies which are either leaders in their respective field or are fledgling companies and ventures which look to our legal expertize for proper guidance. As a firm we strive to offer the best services to our clients by adopting policies which assure the continued high quality of our services and thus our firm works under the strictest professional and ethical standards.
trust & expertise.
For our clients we are not just their legal advisors; we are their counselors and trusted advisors. This more personal element in combination to our size, presence and expertise, enable us to meet all legal requirements of our clients and thus we offer attention to detail, accessibility and responsiveness that are crucial to achieving our and their objectives. Furthermore, our commercial oriented approach allows us to offer the best possible solution to the issues, commercial or legal, brought to us by our clients. We strive to offer the best legal advice so as to provide you with guidance through the complex maze of legal processes, negotiations and other legal issues.
We take pride in the fact that we have many long standing relationships with our clients and that steadily our clientele increases through word of mouth but mainly due to the services we offer to our clients. The members of our Firm are multilingual and internationally trained, since most also hold post graduate qualifications from European Universities, thus enabling us to work in English, French, Italian and Greek. Our long standing cooperation with front line law firms around the globe, in international centers such us London, Singapore, Dubai, New York, Cyprus and many others, allows us to provide you with a broader scope in regards to available solutions.
meet our team.
OUR TEAM IS YOUR GREATEST ASSET
Marina D. Liouta
Marina D. Liouta
Member of the Athens Bar Association since 1995
Studies include LL.B Law degree from Kapodistrian University of Athens and LL.M. in European and International Trade Law from the University of Leicester, UK.
1995 – 1997: Trainee at a major Piraeus based law office
1998-2004: In- House Lawyer to Greek ship owning companies
2005 - 2011: Senior Associate to Tsibanoulis and Partners Law Firm
2011-2015: Partner in Vouga, Liouta & Partners Law Firm in collaboration with Tsibanoulis & Partners
2015 - to date: Managing Partner at Liouta & Partners Law Firm
Main areas of practice include Shipping Law, Civil Law, Corporate Law issues such as sale and purchase, Charterparties, Registration of ships/yachts and mortgages thereon under the laws of multiple jurisdictions, Incorporation of shipping companies in Greece and worldwide, corporate disputes and related litigation, ship building contracts, Ship arrests and injunctions, Auctions and foreclosure, shipping corporate structures and International tax planning, Shareholders' Agreements
Areti A. Skandami
Areti A. Skandami
Member of the Athens Bar Association since 1984.
Studies include Law degree from Kapodistrian University of Athens.
1984 – 2015: Private Practice based in Athens
2015 - to date: Off-Counsel to Liouta & Partners Law Firm
Main areas of practice include Civil, Administrative and Corporate Law issues with extensive litigation experience in all aspects of Civil and Administrative Law with emphasis on areas such as property law, expropriation issues, national cadastre issues, corporate disputes.
Anastasia G. Kleanthi
Anastasia G. Kleanthi
Studies include specialization in programming in pc languages and technical parts of the computer and Public Technical School in Computer Studies (Programming)
2002-2004: Secretary at a major Real Estate office in Athens
2004-2006: Receptionist at Filpro (Technical Company)
2006-2011: Administration Manager in Sidika, Automobile Company in the car accident claims department
2014 - 2015: Administration Manager in Vouga, Liouta & Partners Law Firm in collaboration with Tsibanoulis and Partners Law Firm
2015- today: Administration Manager in Liouta & Partners Law Firm
Main Duties include office organization and administration, clients liaison
Member of the Piraeus Bar Association since 2017
Studies include LL.B. Law degree from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and LL.M. in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton, UK.
2014 - 2015: Trainee at a major Piraeus based Law office
2017 - to date: Associate at LP Law Firm
Main areas of practice include:
Corporate and Business Law
Sale and Purchase of Vessels
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
International Trade Law
Greek Public and Administrative Law
Greek Real Estate
Evangelia G. Galanaki
Evangelia G. Galanaki
Member of the Chania Bar Association since 2016
Studies include LL.B Law degree from Westminster University of London and LL.M. in International Commercial Law with a specialization on Maritime Law from the City University of London, UK.
2014 – 2016: Trainee at a major Athens based law office. 2016 - 2017: Associate at a Piraeus based law office. 2017 - now: Associate at Liouta & Partners Law Firm.
Main areas of practice include
• Civil, Commercial and Criminal Litigations
• Marine Insurance Claims
• Marine Labor Disputes
• Sales and Purchase of Vessels
• Registration and Reflagging of Vessels
• Corporate Law matters
areas of practice.
A WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES
shipping & transport.
We represent owners, carriers, shippers and charterers. Work includes ship arrests, injunctions, sale and purchase of ships involving all kinds of vessels (passenger, bulk carriers, tankers, gas carriers and yachts) registered under the Greek or foreign flags, shipbuilding contracts and acquisitions of shipping companies. Particular experience in auction and foreclosure proceedings for vessels and real estate.
maritime corp. law & tax.
We advise clients in all matters related to maritime companies, Greek and off shore and the organization and setting up of maritime businesses, development of tax planning strategies for companies in the maritime sector, application of double tax treaties, tax treatment of real estate acquisitions, tax liabilities of individuals and legal entities.
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, legal due diligence reviews, stock and asset acquisition for multinational and Greek companies.
Work includes corporate, commercial and administrative matters before a wide range of courts and tribunals. The firm also represents Piraeus Bank in cases regarding law 3869/2010 issues. The firm also handles domestic arbitration.
auctions & foreclosure.
We represent buyers and interested parties in buying foreclosed vessels/yachts and property in Greece. We can rely on an extensive network of bailiffs, civil law notaries, notary's clerks, paralegals and support staff. We offer to the interested party all the advice and information it needs for the auction process, we prepare all the required documents for the bidding and we represent the buyer throughout the foreclosure auction process.
Through our collaboration with Vilmar International S.A. the firm advises on insurance and reinsurance contracts, claims related disputes and insurance related litigation.
We offer advice to local and international developers, financial institutions, banks and private investors on transactions for and exploitation of property. Preliminary agreements, purchase agreements, building regulations, commercial leases, sub-lease agreements, construction contracts, legal due diligence and searches in respect of real estate properties, application of the most appropriate tax vehicles (corporate vehicles, share purchase and acquisition of companies, financing agreements)..
Cross-border transactions include both outbound and inbound transfers of property, stock, or financial and commercial obligations between related entities resident or operating in different tax jurisdictions. The creation of binding investment structures, negotiation of effective joint venture terms with viable exit strategies and the drafting of dependable dispute resolution mechanisms are essential elements of this practice area. Our team provides corporate and transactional services to international private clients seeking to make acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures, or investments in Greece, as well as to European and international private clients seeking to make such investments in international markets. Our clients range from mid-sized quoted companies and large private concerns to smaller owner-managed businesses, across a wide variety of industry sectors. In each case, our firm is focused with the goal of effecting transactions consistent with the client’s expectations.
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We were among the leading shipping lawyers and industry specialists that contributed to the 4th edition of the International Comparative Legal Guide (ICLG). Specifically, we were the authors of the 2016 chapter regarding Shipping Law for Greece. This guide provides a broad overview of common issues in shipping laws and regulations in 36 jurisdictions. You […]
We attended the Marshall Islands Registry seminar that took place on Thursday, 18th February, 2016 at the Athens Ledra Hotel. The main topic of the seminar was “Ship Finance and Maritime Operations”.
We attended the 2nd Naftemporiki Shipping Conference that took place on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 at Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso, Vouliagmeni. The issue discussed was: “Four Challenges For Shipping: employment, environment, financing, the shipping hub of Piraeus.” • Session 1: Shipping and Employment shipping industry’s contribution to the reduction of unemployment • Session 2: […]
We attended the Hellenic Maritime Law Association event that took place on Tuesday, 19 May, 2015 at the Metropolitan Hotel in Athens. “Issues in relation to the arrest of vessels”. The main topics discussed included: 1. The risk for vessels 2. Temporary order of the Temporary Order 3. Trends and perspectives 4. The time of […]
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