Shipping, Energy & Transport

At Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC, we know shipping and the energy  from its core, have a passion for the sea and an appreciation to the unique way in which it serves the world. Our team is by your side to negotiate a strong future ahead, aiming at simplification of even the most complex matters, transforming them into successful results.

Possessing a profound understanding of international trade, commercial law, maritime regulations and shipping law, our Shipping department offers a wide spectrum of services, covering all admiralty and shipping matters.

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. We further provide advice and assistance, in relation to vessel registrations in numerous jurisdictions, incorporation of shipping companies, tax planning of shipping entities and holding structures, sale and purchase transactions, joint venture agreements and much more. 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.

Furthermore, our team’s experts, focus on the future and the industry’s evolution, being by your side while embarking in a new era of shipping. Whether it concerns maritime regulations, digitalisation, sanctions, geopolitics and the legal impact on the industry, our shipping department is always in tune and able to foresee your needs, acting as your guiding compass to success.


  • Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC demonstrates ‘in-depth knowledge of Cypriot maritime law and vessel registrations’. Clients span ship owners, charterers, insurers, banks, oil and gas companies, and offshore contractors worldwide. The group assists with a range of matters including commercial contractual issues, disputes, ship finance work, maritime regulations and compliance policy advice; the team also advises on vessel registration mandates in various jurisdictions and cross-border asset recovery work.

    2020 Legal 500 Directory

  • Michael Kyprianou & Co LLC has an ‘accessible’ team that acts for ship owners, managers and financial institutions such as DP World Limassol and regularly provides legal opinions on a range of ship financing transactions. Lambros Soteriou and Tonia Antoniou are recommended.

    2019 Legal 500 Directory

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

    2017 Legal 500 Guide

  • The Energy, Shipping and Transport 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