Gina Panayiotou

Global Head of Shipping & Energy

Contact details

+357 25 363685 gina.panayiotou@kyprianou.com Michael Kyprianou House 116 Gladstonos Street 3032 Limassol, Cyprus

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Gina Panayiotou has assumed the role of Global Head of Shipping & Energy of the firm in 2018.

Her specialization is in maritime/shipping, commercial, transport and energy law and deals with a wide spectrum of shipping services, ranging from ship finance to maritime regulation, compliance policies and corporate legal strategy. She mainly represents Ship Owners and managers, Banks/Financial Institutions, Service providers, oil & gas businesses, as well as Offshore Contractors worldwide, with a particular focus on the Cypriot, Greek, German, Middle East & Asian markets.

Prior to joining our firm, Gina has served as Legal Manager of a large international ship owning company for several years, having a solid background from the core industry.

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 also a Board Member of WISTA Cyprus, 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.

Gina additionally sits on the Legal and Finance, as well as the Development and Promotion committees of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, while she also served as Project Manager of ShipCon 2018.

Developing a passion for the shipping industry, Gina is the concept founder and host of the radio show “It’s ALL about Shipping!,” is a  WISTA Cyprus Board member, holding additionally the position of its’ Press Officer.

Furthermore, Gina has been awarded the first “Young Leader Award,” in Cyprus and has been selected among the top 100 lawyers of the GC Powerlist 2018: Greece and Cyprus, by Legal 500.

Credentials

  • Education LLB University of KentLLM in Maritime Law, University of Hertfordshire
  • Professional memberships Cyprus Bar AssociationCBA Navigation Committee WISTA Cyprus Board SPNI Legal CounselInternational Bunker Industry Association CSC Legal & Finance CommitteeCSC Development & Promotion CommitteeEnergy Institute
  • Career progression Global Head of Shipping & Energy, Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC. (Oct 2018 – Present)Legal Manager, Intership Navigation Co. Ltd. (Jan 2014 – Sept 2018)Lawyer/legal Advisor, Nicos Chr. Anastasiades & Partners Law Firm (Sept 2009 – June 2013)
  • Accolades Selected by Legal500, in GC Powerlist 2018: Greece and CyprusListed by AllAboutShipping Top 100 individuals of 2018Awarded first ''Young Leader Award'' in Cyprus
  • Practice Area Specialization Shipping & MaritimeEnvironmental RegulationsEnergy: Oil, Gas & OffshoreCorporate & CommercialBanking & FinanceData protection & privacyCorporate Legal strategy