Admiralty and Shipping

The Admiralty and Shipping team of Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC consists of experienced commercial and litigation lawyers who can assist clients involved in the shipping industry by offering legal advice and other ancillary services.

Having a sound understanding of international trade and maritime transport, our shipping lawyers offer legal advice on a wide range of contentious matters, practising both wet and dry shipping.

The team’s experience includes, inter alia, advising on charter party disputes, the carriage of goods by sea and cargo claims, marine insurance, disputes under shipbuilding and repairing contracts and personal injury claims, as well as representing clients before the Admiralty Court.

Our dispute resolution practice also encompasses arbitration, jurisdictional issues and applicable law, enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitral awards and interim relief including arrest of vessel and ‘worldwide’ freezing orders.

Moreover, our firm has a strong ship finance practice which includes advising on and negotiating all types of ship financing transactions, guarantees, securities and other documentation, as well as undertaking registration and deletion of ship mortgages at the Cyprus Ships Registry.

We further provide advice and assistance in relation to vessel registration, incorporation of shipping companies and matters of taxation, sale and purchase transactions and all forms of joint venture agreements.

Our services
  • Bills of lading and contracts of carriage
  • Charterparties
  • Claims for loss of or damage to cargo
  • Collisions
  • Employment matters; personal injury claims
  • General average
  • International sales of goods
  • Marine insurance
  • Piracy and maritime security
  • Pollution
  • Registration or deletion of vessel
  • Salvage and wreck removal
  • Ship acquisition and disposal
  • Ship arrest
  • Ship building and ship repair contracts
  • Ship finance


  • The Admiralty and Shipping department of Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC is recommended in the 2016 Legal 500 guide which cited that the firm "provides services to shipowners, vessel managers, banks and insurers. Recent work includes ship financing, guarantees and securities".

    2016 Legal 500 Guide

  • Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC’s team acts for shipowners, ship managers and financial institutions involved in the shipping industry. Tonia Antoniou heads the team, which is skilled at issuing legal opinions on a range of ship financing transactions, guarantees and other security documentation. The firm also routinely handles vessel registrations under the Cypriot flag and the chartering, sale and purchase of ships.

    2017 Legal 500 Guide