Evangelos Catsambas

Partner

Evangelos is one of the three founding partners of LCI Law, and practices English-law shipping dispute resolution.

He has 24 years of experience practicing shipping dispute resolution at Holman Fenwick Willan in London, and then at Ince & Co’s Piraeus office and Watson Farley & Williams’ Athens office as a partner, before starting LCI Law.

Evangelos works for shipowners, P&I Clubs, hull & machinery insurers, charterers and cargo traders in ship casualty disputes and contract disputes arising under charterparties, bills of lading, shipbuilding contracts, ship sale contracts, marine insurance contracts and cargo sale contracts – in London arbitration, the English High Court and alternative dispute resolution.

Experience

  • The Eleni P – a reported High Court decision concerning when the time charterer does/does not pay hire follow seizure and detention of the vessel by pirates
  • The Star Polaris – a reported High Court decision concerning whether lost profit can be claimed as a ‘consequential loss’
  • Acting for a shipowner in High Court proceedings involving a multi-million dispute with the cargo owners following a ship casualty concerning the recoverability of losses in general average and calculation of the ship’s contributory value (the case settled before the High Court proceeded to a judgment)
  • Involved with a series of O.W. Bunker cases resulting in The Res Cogitans test case going to the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2016

Education

  • 1997-1998: Guildford (Legal Practice Course)
  • 1995-1996: University of Southampton (LL.M, Shipping and Trade Law)
  • 1992-1995: University of Southampton (LL.B / 2:1)

Accreditations

Evangelos is ranked in Band 2 by Chambers Global and Chambers Europe, which notes his “strong practice representing ship owners and management companies in maritime law matters ranging from grounding disputes to unsafe port claims and second-hand vessel purchases” and quotes him as being “a notable lawyer who is well established and respected in the Greek shipping industry” (Chambers Global 2024). He is also listed as a key lawyer for Shipping Litigation in Greece by the Legal 500, which quoted him in 2017 as being “incredibly bright and flexible”. He is also ranked by Who’s Who Legal for Transport-Shipping, who comment that “With over two decades of experience, Evangelos Catsambas is well regarded in the market for his top-tier shipping practice handling complex disputes involving casualties and contractual matters.”. 

Memberships & Associations

Law Society of England & Wales
Piraeus Bar Association

Languages

Evangelos is fluent in English and Greek

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