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Maritime Law

Special Interest Group

Personal injury cases in the maritime transport sector have, in their majority, a strong cross-border and even multinational component. It is necessary for personal injury lawyers, who defend victims of maritime accidents, that they can reach out to fellow lawyers practising in this area to exchange information, opinions and work together on such cases. PEOPIL is a great forum for this kind of exchange and interactions.

Often the Register and Flag of a ship where an injury occurred, its owners, managers, charterers, the Protection and Indemnity civil liability insurers, the classification societies, the port authorities, the multinational crews, are factors not restricted solely to one country. The claimants in a multi-victim maritime accident have often different nationalities and domiciles.

Iaonnis is Chair of the PEOPIL Maritime Special Interest Group (SIG) and is a Partner in the Athens Law Firm of Pavlakis-Moschos & Associates. Ioannis graduated from the Faculty of Law from the University of Kent at Canterbury in the UK in 2000. He obtained a postgraduate degree from the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law in 2001. In 2008, he was admitted to the practice before the Appellate Courts of Athens and Pireus, and in 2013, before the Supreme Court of Greece.

Ioannis practises in the area of personal injury litigation, maritime accidents, civil and labour law, and is fluent in Greek and English.

On 7 & 8 November 2024, Ioannis will host a conference on Maritime Law in Athens, together with Phil Banks, chair of the Tourism and Sports SIG.

If you would like to be a part of this group, if you are keen to develop the group further or require further information please contact for more information.