Ship Finance

Our Piraeus office holds a strong tradition in providing legal & consulting services to the shipping industry with a particular emphasis on shipping, commercial and project finance as well as banking advice, having being actively involved in this particular and demanding area for several decades now.

Throughout these long years, we have been engaged in the structuring of many finance agreements, encompassing the acquisition or refinancing of new buildings and second-hand ships.

Our Piraeus office is manned by partners and lawyers holding an extensive experience of representing clients and financing banks in syndicated lending, capital market products (both bond and equity) and acting in shipping workouts and insolvencies, as highly regarded experts in this field.

Furthermore, our specialized litigation team provides a full range of services in the context of mortgage enforcement covering the whole procedure from ship arrest to public auction.

The firm has developed a substantial and growing client base consisting of major Greek and foreign banks involved in the financing of the Greek Shipping Sector, reputable shipowners, shipyards, investors and insurance companies.

Shipping & Transport

It is since 1967 that Sarantitis Law Firm maintains a major office in one of the world's most important shipping and trading centers, Piraeus. Ever since, we significantly participated in legal developments related to the shipping sector. It is due to its longstanding presence and active involvement in this particular field of law that Sarantitis Law Firm has fast come to be highly regarded as a top maritime law firm in Greece, traditionally specializing in shipping law both in contentious and non-contentious matters.

Our firm has a dynamic litigation practice before the Piraeus Courts of Maritime Disputes. We have considerable expertise in dealing with cargo and marine labour claims as well as disputes pertinent to maritime collision, general average, salvage and marine insurance, on behalf of major Greek insurance companies and P&I Clubs. Our services extend to the area of Maritime Criminal Law where we assist for protection from any crime related to the maritime activity.

We have also been following financial matters concerning the taxation of shipping companies and overall shipping activity and we participate to several national and international fora for the maintenance of the special taxation status of vessels. Some of our lawyers have participated in various legislative committees on issues related to maritime law.

In addition to the support of maritime cases in Greece, the firm has the ability to render services in various places of the world, using our network of collaborating maritime law firms and our familiarization with foreign maritime laws.