Charalampos read law at Swansea University in 2014, and subsequently pursued a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in International Maritime Law at the IMO International Maritime Law Institute, graduating in 2015. In 2017 he obtained a Certificate in Shipping Finance from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Prior to joining the firm, he had worked for top-tier law firms in Greece and Malta, practicing in commercial and transport law. He was admitted to the Athens Bar in 2017 and registered as a European lawyer in Malta in 2018.

 

His main areas of practice are ship finance and ship registration. As part of the firm’s Shipping Practice, he is primarily involved in the drafting and reviewing of ship finance documentation. Charalampos regularly assists with the registration and discharge of ship mortgages.

 

Furthermore, he assists with the registration of all types of vessels under the Malta flag and also advises on non-contentious issues relating to ship sale and purchase of second-hand tonnage and newbuildings. He also liaises with shipping companies and transport authorities to facilitate transactions related to the transfer of ownership of vessels and the closure of registry.

 

He has a keen interest in alternative sources of ship finance and keeps abreast with market trends on non-vanilla lending practices in general.

Education

2017 – Certificate (Cert.) in Shipping Finance, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece

2014 – 2015 – Master of Laws (LL.M.) with Distinction in International Maritime Law, IMO International Maritime Law Institute, Malta

Dissertation: “The Aegean Sea Dispute over the Continental Shelf and Joint Development Agreements as an Avenue towards Effective Cooperation”

Drafting Project: “A Law on the Incorporation of the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 into the Greek Legal System”

2011 – 2014 – Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) with First Class Honours, Swansea University, UK

Memberships & Involvements

Athens Bar Association – Member

Malta Chamber of Advocates – Member

Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration – Member

Speaking Engagements
  • Delivered a presentation at the Young CMI / MLAUS Young Lawyers Committee during the 42nd International Conference of the Comité Maritime International held jointly with the Maritime Law Association of the United States, New York, USA, May 2016
Articles & Publications

Securitisation in shipping: Maltese perspective, ILO Shipping & Transport Newsletter, January 2019

Awards

Awarded ‘The Comité Maritime International Prize for Best Overall Performance’