Mr. Panayotis Karydakis is the founder and Senior Partner of the Firm. The creation of a law firm whose main field of expertise would be the area of shipping was in his mind since the early days of his career in the practice of law, back in the 1970s.
In 1976, soon after the completion of his military service, he joined the shipping community as an in - house lawyer with the management company Dalex Shipping Company S.A.
In 1982 he decided, despite the falling market, to enter the freelance "arena", while maintaining close relations with Dalex, and in 1986, with the shipping market still at its blues, he stepped on and the Firm was established.
In the early 1990s, the growing needs of the Firm and the determination to offer even better services, led the Firm to relocate at its present premises in the city of Piraeus.
Since its establisment in 1986, the Firm experienced demand for a wider than shipping range of services, and progressively developed to a firm that represents several groups of clients within Greece and abroad, in a wide variety of fields.
It is our strong belief that our services are to be sought with the scope to prevent the creation of legal problems and disputes, rather than as a last resort and a means to “cure”. There goes without saying, however, that in case we have to act on behalf of our clients for the protection of their interests and enforcement of their rights, whether in court or outside of it, we are well equipped to do so, providing expert advice and solutions to our clients' legal issues in a personalized and cost - effective manner, always aiming for the most favorable outcome.
Our offices are located in the heart of Piraeus, one of the major shipping centers internationally and an important Mediterranean container hub and passengers / cruise port. The Maritime Courts, the Piraeus Port Authority and other important, for the shipping industry, agencies and governmental organisations are within walking distance, a fact which greatly contributes to the swift and cost - effective management of our clients' cases.
It is the Firm’s policy to charge our fees on an hourly basis, relative to the seniority of the staff, in such a manner that will guarantee maximum efficiency with the least cost to the client. The Firm's current rates are available upon request.