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  • Vanessa Tzoannos

    Vanessa Tzoannos
    Senior Associate – Marshall Islands counsel and Liberian Law Advisor, Piraeus

    Maritime

    T. +30 210 455 1000
    M. +30 6951 794 317
    vanessatzoannos@incegd.com

Vanessa specialises in transactions in the shipping and international trade sectors. She represents banks and ship owners in financing arrangements and the drafting and negotiating of loan facilities and security documentation. She also advises on ship sale and purchase and newbuilding contracts and commercial arrangements, including charterparty, agency, shareholder and joint venture agreements. Vanessa has recently qualified in the Republic of the Marshall Islands and although not qualified in the laws of Liberia, advises on disputes and transactional matters in both jurisdictions.

Vanessa has in particular advised on Marshall Islands law aspects of a major shipping firm's listing on the Norwegian Stock Exchange, the corporate restructuring of Liberian entities of a major shipowning group and numerous finance and lease finance transactions. She has also been instructed to provide Marshall Islands and Liberia legal opinions to major international banks.

Vanessa’s experience extends to advising in disputes and enforcement proceedings arising from all types of shipping contracts as, well as cargo and marine insurance claims.

Prior to joining Ince & Co, Vanessa worked with an international law firm in Piraeus and as in-house counsel to a major shipping group. She has completed internships at the Ministry of Shipping, Mercantile Marine and The Aegean and the China Classification Society.


Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Member of the Athens Bar Association
  • Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
  • Member of the Marshall Islands Bar Association

Expertise:
Maritime

Qualified:
England and Wales 2015, Greece 2007, Republic of the Marshall Islands 2018

Education (University):
Aristotelion University of Thessaloniki LLB (Hons with Dist.), Exeter College, University of Oxford, Master in Law (Alexander Onassis Foundation Scholarship)

Languages:
Dutch, English, French, Greek, Mandarin, Spanish