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Gina Panayiotou
Global Head of Shipping & Energy at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC


Gina Panayiotou is an executive legal professional, who Globally Heads the Shipping, Energy & Transport department at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC. She specializes in commercial law, maritime/shipping, yachting, transport and energy law. Prior to joining Michael Kyprianou, Gina had served as Legal Manager of a large international ship owning company for several years, having a solid background from the core industry.

Gina mainly represents Ship Owners and managers, Banks, Service providers, Oil & Gas businesses, as well as Offshore Contractors worldwide, with a particular focus on the Cypriot, Greek, Middle East & Asian markets. She has successfully represented clients on a wide spectrum of cases, ranging from commercial contractual matters and disputes, wet and dry shipping, ship finance and innovative shipping to maritime regulation and compliance policies.

Furthermore, Gina has been selected among the top 100 lawyers of the GC Powerlist 2018: Greece and Cyprus, by Legal 500 and has been listed as one of the top 100 individuals of the AllAboutShipping’s 2018 list. She is a Board Member of WISTA Cyprus, responsible also for the associations press communications, Legal Counsel of SPNI, concept founder and host of the radio show “It’s ALL about Shipping” and has been awarded the first “Young Leader Award” in Cyprus. Additionally, Gina sits on several committees of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, the Cyprus Bar Association Navigation Committee, is a member of IBIA and the Energy Institute, while she also served as Project Manager of ShipCon 2018.

Michael Kyprianou, ranks as one of the largest law firms in Cyprus, with international presence in 9 cities worldwide. The firm has been consistently recommended by all renowned international law directories for the quality of its work, including Legal 500 as one of the top practices in Shipping, Energy & Transport.

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