Papantoniou & Papantoniou LLC is actively involved in Admiralty and Shipping law. The firm offers a range of services to shipowners, freight forwarders, insurers, charterers and has experience on resolving legal disputes that arise in the field.
Cyprus has a long history, as early as 1963, on the economic and political importance of shipping.Cyprus is one of the most attractive and popular destinations for shipping entrepreneurs. The main reason is the islands’ strategic location, which is the crossroad between three continents (Europe, Asia, Africa which includes Middle-East). Therefore, Cyprus now is a developing international shipping centre.
A number of fiscal and economic advantages are also available, such as the competitive ship registration costs and annual tonnage taxes, the favorable tax regime for ship management, the low ship operation costs and the availability of competent local employees. All these prompted the establishment of local companies by many European entrepreneurs with fully fledged offices in the island.
As a member of the European Law Firm, Papantoniou & Papantoniou LLC is on the advantageous position to provide legal services in the shipping law field everywhere around Europe and Russia. Also, due to our close co-operation with other law firms around the world, our network has expanded to other key countries such as the US, India, China and Thailand.
The most important services that the firm provides, without being exhaustive, are the following: