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The Team

George Zambartas

Head of Shipping and Corporate Law Dept  

George holds a BA (Hons) in Law and Politics from the University of London’s Queen Mary College. 

He has extensive experience in Commercial Law and Cypriot Corporate Law as well as shipping, ship financing, maritime claims, ship management and purchase/sales of ships, including new builds. 

He has undertaken ship registration, re-flagging, re-naming and parallel registration in all major registries around the world. After heading up the Commercial Litigation Department of a Law Firm in the UK, he moved to Cyprus in 1999 to take up the position as in house Legal Advisor of a leading global Shipping Company.

In August 2008 he left the niche corporate law/shipping law practice of Economides Dionysiou & Co to form Zambartas Law Offices.

Some of his key areas of expertise are:

1. Ship Finance; he has advised Shipping Companies, particularly in Russia and Ukraine seeking ship Finance from Western European Banks. He has given presentations on ship finance at International Shipping Conferences (link to presentations).

2. Corporate Finance; he has provided legal opinions on matters of Cyprus Law to International Banks on high value transactions and drafted security documents compliant with Cyprus Law to facilitate the transaction. 

3. Acquisitions; he has considerable experience in advising and preparing the contractual documentation required to effect major cross border acquisitions for shipping and corporate clients.

George Zambartas has recently been appointed as an International Arbitrator by the American International Commercial Arbitration Court (AICAC).