Costas Stamatiou



+357 25 110141

[email protected]



Practice area

  • Admiralty and Shipping
  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution


Costas has extensive experience in corporate, commercial, finance and shipping law matters and associated litigation. He has been a member of the shipping committee of the Cyprus Bar Association since 2010 and also acts as a visiting lecturer at a local university. He is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner.

  • Advising on enforcement and insolvency proceedings including winding up applications, appointment of provisional liquidator, examinership and schemes of arrangement
  • Advising a leading international bank on the debt restructuring of a major Cyprus based ship owner and operator
  • Advising the receiver of a group of companies in relation to preferential payments and sale of assets
  • Acting for a client in multi-million debt recovery and ship arrest proceedings
  • Acting as local counsel of the Cyprus arm of a global container and logistics conglomerate and advising on disputes concerning the carriage of goods by sea.
  • Acting for a marine insurer in collision proceedings
  • Acting for a Swiss-based shipowner in relation to corporate and finance matters and registration of the fleet under the Cyprus flag
  • Acting for a bidder in the tender process for the privatization of the port of Limassol
  • Advising leading banks and financial institutions on finance, debt restructuring and securitisation
  • Advising on shareholder agreements and shareholder disputes
  • Advising in relation to commercial matters and disputes including the issuance of Mareva injunctions
  • Advising on white-collar crime including the tracing and freezing of assets
  • Advising in matters concerning financial institutions under special resolution
  • Graduated in law from the University of Wales, UK, 2001
  • Admitted to the Cyprus Bar in 2004
  • Licensed Insolvency Practitioner since 2015
  • LLM Legal Aspects of Marine Affairs, University of Wales, UK, 2002
  • LLM European Law, Bristol University, UK, 2003
  • Frederick University Cyprus (Special Teaching Staff)
  • Band 1 for shipping by Chambers & Partners
  • Band 2 for dispute resolution by Chambers & Partners
  • Leading lawyer for financial and corporate category in IFLR1000
  • Leading individual for dispute resolution in Legal500

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