Hill Dickinson makes new appointments in Piraeus

Marine legal specialist Hill Dickinson has strengthened its position in Greece, announcing several new appointments in Piraeus.

Kostas Karachalios has joined the Piraeus office as a Senior Associate (from Stephenson Harwood, Piraeus), bringing with him 15 years of ship finance experience advising both banks and borrowers on a wide variety of shipping and ship finance transactions.

Anthony Paizes has been promoted to Legal Director in the Shipping Finance team and Alexander Freeman has been named Legal Director in the Shipping Litigation team.

Jasel Chauhan, who heads the Piraeus office and the firm’s International Finance team, said that “the past year has been a turbulent period for the shipping sector – with Covid-19 and Brexit alone having had a huge impact on businesses and personal lives without exception. Investing and developing our team in Piraeus is very much thanks to the continued support of our clients and highlights our long term commitment to the Greek market through difficult times and beyond.”

Tony Goldsmith, who heads Hill Dickinson marine business group internationally, said that “although 2020 brought with it the tragic loss of Patrick Hawkins and the Covid-19 pandemic, the team has shown exceptional resilience and fortitude and has become stronger for it. The phenomenal growth is testament to this, and I am proud to welcome each new member to the Hill Dickinson family and look forward to working closely with them in the years to come.”