Yannis (Ioannis) Litinas is part of the Shipping Offshore team, and heads the English law team in Simonsen Vogt Wiig.

Yannis is qualified as a Solicitor in England with extensive experience and competence in within shipping, finance and international trade law, practised in London, Athens and Oslo. He is the trusted advisor of major shipping financing and investment houses, financing institutions, ship-owners, investors and funds, and offshore contractors on project finance structures, ship finance, shipbuilding, sale/purchase, chartering, offshore contracting (O&G and energy).

Yannis combines a thorough understanding of both the financing, as well as the operational and commercial elements of shipping transactions, which, together with his communications skills, makes him an excellent advisor in strategising and negotiating project finance, shipbuilding, construction and charter contracts, and negotiating out-of-court dispute resolution on shipping and offshore contracts. Yannis has expertise in contracts for specialised vessels (Rigs, LNGC, FPSO, offshore construction and support), projects and offshore installations. Yannis has a refined expertise on contractual issues of insurances, indemnities, contract variations, termination and suspension, damages and remedies, guarantees and other sureties, and ship-technology.

CV

Experience

2019 - (t.d.) Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2017 - 2018 Associate Partner, Advokatfirmaet Simonsen Vogt Wiig AS
2014 - 2016 Senior Lawyer, Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma AS
2011 - 2014 Senior Associate, Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma AS
2009 - 2010 Associate, Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma AS
2009 - 2009 Associate, Deverakis Law Office (Dryships/Cardiff Marine) (Athens)
2008 - 2008 Legal consultant, Korres (Athens)
2003 - 2006 Legal advisory attorney, Thomson Reuters (London)

Education

2003 Legal Practice Course, Bristol, University of the West of England
2002 Master of Laws (LL.M.), Bristol, University of the West of England
2001 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) University of Plymouth

Publications

Yannis Litinas has published articles in the International Law Office, the Lloyd's list, and other publications, on a variety of topics, and legal developments.

Languages

  • English
  • Greek
  • Norwegian (medium)
  • German (medium)