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  • Jamila Khan

    Jamila Khan
    Partner, Piraeus

    Maritime, Commodities & trade, Commercial Disputes, Yachts and superyachts

    T. +30 210 455 1000

Jamila has over 15 years of experience practicing shipping law in London and Athens. Her clients include leading ship owners, charterers insurers and oil and gas traders. Jamila’s primary focus is on dry and wet shipping work, advising on all types of disputes arising from ship casualties and commercial transactions and contracts, including ship sale and purchase and newbuilding agreements, charterparties, MOAs and bills of lading. She also acts in international trade disputes arising from contracts for the sale and purchase of commodities and the movement of goods.

Jamila represents clients in LMAA and international arbitrations, and the Commercial and Admiralty Courts in London. She represents clients from Greece, Turkey, Monaco and Italy.

Her substantial experience in the area of admiralty includes representing clients in marine casualties, defending cargo claims and advising and assisting on salvage claims and general average. Jamila also has significant experience in advising on distressed situations arising from the corporate rehabilitation and restructuring of shipping companies, and the associated risks to counterparties.

Jamila’s non-contentious experience includes the negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements, ship sale and purchase and newbuilding agreements, ship management contracts and charterparties. She also regularly advises clients with regard to sanctions issues which may arise prior to entering into new business.

Highlight Matters

  • Advising shipowners and insurers following the allision of a vessel with a building in the Bosphorus Straits including limitation of liability, GA and issues under the time charterparty. 
  • Advising shipowners and managers on issues arising out of a major collision and pollution incident off Corsica including pollution claims and limitation of liability.
  • Advising shipowners on the impact of the US sanctions with regard to shipments of oil leaving Venezuela.
  • Advising shipowners following a main engine failure and salvage under LOF, including negotiation of contracts for transhipment of cargo and advice in respect of GA and salvage indemnity.
  • Advising shipowners regarding a serious fire and subsequent total loss of the vessel including issues of GA and transhipment of cargo.
  • Advising owners and managers of a tanker after a collision with a passenger vessel in the Dardanelles including recovery of collision damage and defence of cargo claims.
  • Advising shipowners regarding orders to issue a shipment of self-heating coal, including advice under the time charterparty and bills of lading and issues of arrest and detention in India.
  • Advising shipowners after a main engine failure caused by contaminated bunkers including recovery actions against time charterers. 
  • Advising shipowners following the insolvency of their charterers of six vessels including advice on liens, security and recovery.
  • Advising shipowners, charterers and managers with regard to claims arising out of the collapse of the OW Bunker Group.


“I aim to support clients in all aspects of their business and find prompt commercial solutions to their problems”.

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member of the Piraeus Bar association

What you may not know about Jamila

Jamila is a keen scuba diver and avid traveller

Maritime, Commodities & trade, Commercial Disputes, Yachts and superyachts


Education (University):
Manchester University