Mr. Panayotis Karydakis is the founder and Senior Partner of the Firm. The creation of a law firm with main field of expertise the area of shipping was in his mind from the early days of his career in the practice of law back in the ‘70s.
In 1976, soon after completion of his military service, he joined the shipping community as an in-house lawyer with a management company, Dalex Shipping Company S.A.
In 1982, despite the falling market, he decided and entered the freelance "arena" while keeping 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 '90s the growing needs of the Firm and the determination to offer even better services led the Firm to relocate at the present premises always in the city of Piraeus.
Since established in 1986, the Firm experienced demand for a wide 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 the Firm’s strong belief that its 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 that we have to act for our clients for the protection of their interests and enforcement of their rights, whether in court or outside, we are well equipped to do so.
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, Piraeus Port Authority and other important for the shipping industry agencies and governmental organisations are within walking distance something that, apart from being extremely convenient, contributes to the speedier and more cost effective case management.
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.