Thomas Cooper recognised by Chambers Global 2019 Guide

Thomas Cooper has been recognised again as one of the leading global law firms in Shipping. Our international shipping team was praised by independent research company Chambers and Partners, who highlighted:

Thomas Cooper as a “very good firm that is effective and helpful” and “they are very easily approachable, quick in their responses and client-friendly in explaining legal issues.”

Douglas Bateson for being a well-respected litigator he acts on behalf of owners and P&I clubs in an array of matters including charter party disputes, groundings and ship arrests. Clients say: “He has years of experience in the market and his contribution to all cases is extremely valuable.” Ioanna Vitta’s practice includes advising banks, shipowners and insurers on shipping litigation, such as charter party disputes, demurrage issues and salvage claims. One client says that she is “very knowledgeable and quick to respond,” as well as “experienced and commercial.” Dimitris Anassis regularly acts for owners and P&I clubs on disputes relating to charter parties, and also handles litigation pertaining to collisions. Clients describe him as “very bright and attentive to details, even minor ones, and he is very quick in his responses.”

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About the contributors

  • Dimitris Anassis Partner

    Dimitris is based in the firm’s Piraeus office. He deals with all types of contentious work in the context of both arbitration and court proceedings. He has been involved in numerous charterparty, bill of lading and shipbuilding disputes.

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  • Douglas Bateson Partner

    Douglas is a partner and the head of our Piraeus office. He specialises in all aspects of wet and dry shipping and is a member of our Emergency Response team.

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  • Ioanna Vitta Partner

    Ioanna is a partner based in our Piraeus office. She specialises in shipping litigation, with particular emphasis on charterparty and bill of lading problems, cargo claims, sale and purchase disputes and casualties.

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