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Alex is a partner in the London office and a member of the firm’s shipping and international trade teams. He advises on disputes arising under charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding and restructuring contracts, as well as wet work, including casualties and LOFs.

He is also experienced in trade, including letters of credit, sale and purchase contracts, factoring, debt collection, insurance (both marine and non-marine), coverage advice, facility agreements, transactional documentation and policy wordings. Alex's clients include shipowners, insurers, P&I clubs, charterers, traders, manufacturers and logistics providers. He has run court proceedings and arbitrations in many jurisdictions and has obtained and challenged arrests, injunctions and security measures worldwide.

Alex lectures extensively on many legal and practical aspects of trade and shipping including charterparties, procurement and arbitration. He is the course director of the Lloyds Maritime Academy Certificate in Charterparties Distance Learning Course and a supporting member of the LMAA. He joined Thomas Cooper as a partner in 2017 with 30 years prior experience of practising in Greece, London and Hong Kong, where he is also qualified. Alex maintains an extensive network in Greece and regularly acts for clients in the wider region. He has been highlighted and praised in Chambers & Partners for being “very switched on” and “very prompt.”

Recent work highlights

  • Advising several owners in disputes regarding loans sold by lender.
  • Acting for an owner in a charterparty dispute regarding deck loading.
  • Representing an owner in bills of lading dispute regarding damage to cargo, involving time bar and dual claim issues.

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