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Karolina Zachou

T: +30 210 4295 160 Email Karolina | Vcard Office: Piraeus

Karolina Zachou Associate

Contact details

Karolina Zachou

Karolina Zachou

T: +30 210 4295 160 Email Karolina | Vcard Office: Piraeus

Karolina is a finance associate specialising in shipping finance, particularly in relation to advising leading banks on bilateral and syndicated transactions ​including the financing and refinancing of second hand vessels and new buildings.
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Karolina also has experience in restructuring and work-out transactions including rescheduling of facilities, and subordination arrangements. She also assists owners in respect of sale and purchase of vessels, deposit and closing arrangements.

In addition, Karolina also advises on Greek law matters including the preparation of security over real and personal property, shipping finance transactions and Greek law due diligence matters.

Karolina also has a broad experience in Greek law commercial, civil and administrative matters.

Karolina has obtained her Master in Private International Law and Comparative Law and has completed a dissertation on "The participation of third parties in commercial international arbitration".

  • Ship and offshore finance

Advising on complex ship finance restructurings with numerous jurisdictions involved and with certain emphasis on Greek law aspects.

German bank

Acting in relation to a US$47,450,000 facility for the financing of a product/chemical tanker and a product oil/chemical tanker ordered by a Liberian and a Marshall Islands company, respectively, being subsidiaries of a major Croatian group, the transaction involved multiple jurisdictions including bareboat charter and sub-charter arrangements including assignments and subordination rights.

Norwegian shipping bank

Advising on the transfer of its portfolio security of Greek mortgages following the transfer of loan facilities between the bank's different legal entities.

More: ​Ship and offshore finance

  • Greece

Karolina forms part of the Greek law team and works on Greek law matters for clients of the firm's international offices.


Drafting Greek law preferred mortgage security and account pledges over accounts located in Greece and Greek law shares pledge (registered and bearers shares) under loan facilities governed by English law, including the translation and, where required, registration of such security.

Greek inheritance law

Advising in relation to Greek inheritance law and probate matters for a British national with property based in Greece, including advising in relation to the closure of bank accounts and sale of property.

Conducting searches

Conducting registry, court and company searches in relation to real property and Greek registered vessels at the relevant registries in Greece.

Spanish retail chain

Advising in relation to the insolvency of a Spanish retail chain with branches in Greece, including negotiations with employees and redundancy payments.

Employment law

Karolina is a member of the Employment Law Department of the firm.  She advises clients in relation to Greek employment law matters and works closely with other employment law specialists from other offices of the firm.

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