Hill Dickinson brings ex-Ince operation in Cyprus under its wing

International commercial law firm Hill Dickinson has opened a new office in Limassol, Cyprus. Shipping partners George Zambartas and Ester Toumpouris will be the heads of the new base, which will operate as Hill Dickinson in association with G Zambartas LLC. The new association became effective Monday January 15th. G Zambartas LLC formerly traded as Ince and Ince Consultancy (Cyprus) Ltd.

Hill Dickinson said that the addition of an operation in Cyprus came at a time of sustained growth across the firm, particularly within its Marine Business Group – notably with the addition of a 10-strong ship finance team in Hong Kong.

Under the new association, Zambartas will become head of office (Limassol) with Toumpouris assuming the role of deputy head of office (Limassol). Senior associates Marianna Lamari and Stella Charalambous, along with associate Vasiliki Malta, will remain with the team, together with their existing support team.

Zambartas has more than 30 years’ experience within the Cyprus legal market and internationally. Toumpouris, having previously spent over 12 years with Ince in London, will strengthen the firm’s shipping and international trade offering.

Jasel Chauhan, head of Hill Dickinson’s Piraeus office, said: “George and Ester’s profile, client base and rapport with the team in Piraeus made them a natural fit at Hill Dickinson. Having grown our presence significantly in Greece over the last five years, developing a local presence in Cyprus was the natural next step, reinforcing our commitment to our local Greek and Cypriot client base”.