Hill Dickinson’s Greece shipping disputes team and commercial litigation team welcomes Dimitris Anassis as a shipping partner. After 14 years at Norton Rose Fulbright and Thomas Cooper / Penningtons Manches Cooper, Dimitris joins Hill Dickinson and will be based in their Piraeus office.
Ranked in both The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, Dimitris’ areas of expertise include all types of dry shipping and international trade disputes under English law, including charterparty disputes, bills of lading, tort claims, ship sale and purchase disputes, shipbuilding and refund guarantee disputes and other trade disputes, together with specific expertise in trade sanctions. A native Greek speaker, Dimitris is admitted both as a solicitor (Law Society of England & Wales) and an attorney at law (Athens Bar Association) and is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb).
Dimitris joins the shipping disputes and P&I/claims team, led by Maria Moisidou and Timon Karamanos, together with Alexander Freeman who was recently promoted to partner in 2022.
Welcoming his arrival, Jasel Chauhan, Head of Hill Dickinson’s Piraeus office, said: “Dimitris has established himself as a well-known and trusted lawyer for shipping and international trade disputes – both in Greece and internationally. We are delighted to welcome Dimitris to Hill Dickinson and his recruitment reinforces our commitment to strengthening our presence and providing additional support to our client base in Greece, Europe and the Middle East.”
Tony Goldsmith, Global Head of Marine at Hill Dickinson, added: “Dimitris is an excellent addition to our shipping team in Piraeus. He joins a market leading, full-service shipping team which continues to develop our long-standing relationships in Greece and further afield.”
Established in 1994, Hill Dickinson’s Piraeus office provides a full spectrum of English law legal services to the marine and energy sectors, advising on all forms of shipping litigation and dispute resolution, ship finance and corporate transactional matters. Clients include shipowners, operators and charterers, maritime insurers, underwriters and P&I clubs, banks, private equity firms and other financial institutions, brokers, commodities traders, port operators and major oil companies.