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Ioanna is a partner at LCI Law, engaged in transactional work and shipping dispute resolution (Greek and English law).

She worked for 6 years at G.E. Bairactaris & Partners, for 8 years at Roussos & Hadjidimitriou Law Offices, for a year at a leading Greek ship management company and for 12 years at the Piraeus office of Hill Dickinson (as a director there for the last 4 years), before joining LCI Law.

She advises shipowners and investors and is regularly involved in a wide range of Greek, UK and cross-border transactional work and shipping disputes. Her transactional practice includes advising on the sale and purchase of newbuilding and second-hand ships and yachts, shipbuilding contracts, pooling agreements, ship finance transactions, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements, trading contracts and regulatory matters including GDPR and EU sanctions. Her shipping dispute practice encompasses ship sale and purchase disputes, enforcing foreign arbitration awards and court judgments in Greece and handling ship casualties in Greece.

Recent Experiences
  • Oil Refineries & Terminals

    Advising the in-house legal team of a group of oil refineries and terminals on a wide range of transactional and contentious matters.

  • Pooling Arrangements

    Advising shipowners in connection with the pooling arrangements of a private fleet of bulk carrier vessels.

  • Cross-Border Sale and Lease-Back Transactions

    Acting for the subsidiaries of a U.S.-listed company growing their fleet through several cross-border sale and lease-back transactions in the Far East.

  • Acting for Ship Buyers

    Acting for the buyers of newbuilding ice-classed bulk carrier vessels in connection with the shipbuilding contracts, delivery documentation and the vessels’ registration under the buyers’ flag(s) of choice.

  • Distressed Asset Purchase

    Acting for the successful buyers in a distressed asset purchase from an EU-based private equity fund.

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    - The Legal 500 (2022)
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