Our Services

Shipping Services

We combine our legal expertise with a full appreciation of the commercial demands of the shipping industry to cover the following areas:

• Ship and yacht registration both in Cyprus and Worldwide, including bareboat and parallel registration.
• Ship Finance both for second hand tonnage and new build vessels.
• Sale and purchase both of second hand and new build vessels.
• Transfer of ownership.
• The setting up and operation of shipping funds.
• Maritime claims including ship arrests (members of the Shiparrested.com network).
• Advice on Newbuilding Contracts.
• Preparation and review of all contractual documentation required for any shipping related projects.

We have excellent contacts with many of the top Ship Finance Banks and Ship Brokers which we can utilise to assist clients


Author of the Cyprus Section of Ship Arrest in Practice

Presentations by George Zambartas

1. Gulf Maritime Conference, Sharjab, 16 April 2007 – Islamic Ship Finance Compared to Western Ship Finance from a Shipowner’s Point of View.

2. Shipping Finance Conference, London, 24-25 June 2008 – Minimising the risks in Ship Financing.

3. Port Scale Control and Ship Register Conference, Athens, 24 April 2007 – “Flags …………….. the Good, the
Bad and the Ugly.”

4. Models of Port Management and Investments, Odessa, Ukraine, 31 May 2007 – “The Port Investment Development ……..”

5. Shipowners and Shipbrokers Conference, Novorossisyk, 28 April 2007 – Ship Finance from a Shipowner’s Point of View.

6. Practice of Martime Business – Sharing Experience 2008 Arbitration and Dispute Resolution, Odessa, Ukraine,
29-30 May 2008 – Is Mediation an Alternative to Court and Arbitration?

7. Practice of Maritime Business Sharing Experience, Pribaltiyskaya Hotel, St Petersburg, 21 September 2007 –
Ship Finance from the Character’s Point of View.

8. Is Mediation an effective instrument to settle disputes between Ship Owners and Salvors?
Ship Owner and Salvage Conference St. Petersburg 26 September 2008

9. Advantages of using a Cypriot Corporate Vehicle to invest in Ukraine
    Doing business in Ukraine
    Odessa and Odessa Region
    Odessa, Ukraine
    10th October 2008

10. Zambartas Law Offices co-hosted the annual Shiparrested.com conference in Cyprus in June 2009 which attracted 65 attendees from 24 countries

11. The Legal Framework for Cypriot Companies and how these Companies are used in Corporate Finance Transactions – London, 6 October 2009

12. Benefits of the new Cyprus tonnage tax law (the “Law”) applicable to shipowners, charterers and shipmanagers – St. Petersburg, 24 September 2010