About us

Basil T. Patkos established the Law Office 50 years ago having spent several years in New York practicing law with a major Wall street law firm.

The Law Offices of Basil T. Patkos is a distinguished Piraeus-based law firm representing clients in the maritime industry from all over the world, including, but not limited to banks, senior & mezzanine lenders, shipowners, shipmanagers, insurance companies, financial institutions, equipment lessors, shipbrokers, shipping agents, to name a few. Moreover, we have cooperated with foreign law firms requiring representation in Greece.

Basil (Bill) T. Patkos is the senior partner.

The Law Offices of Basil T. Patkos is widely recognized as being one of the top legal firms in Piraeus, Greece, due to its international exposure and experience, quality services and track record involved in cases that have created legal history and precedents in the shipping and international commerce area.

The Law Offices of Basil T. Patkos maintains a strong Banking, Corporate Finance and Capital Markets department, representing and advising clients in: ship finance, loan agreements or relevant financial instruments and mortgages, sales and purchases of ships, including yachts and megayachts, charter party disputes, negotiations and workout of marine debt financing, registration of commercial ships under the Greek flag as well as flags of convenience, maritime and transport law and international transactions. Furthermore, the firm deals with general corporate and commercial law, comparative law and litigation, local and international.

We, at the Law Offices of Basil T. Patkos, believe that the vast experience of our firm, our central geographical location and our proven ability to work in complex international matters in conjunction with other major law firms in New York and London, gives us a competitive edge to offer high quality legal work to our clients and, in addition, to protect our clients’ interests very efficiently.

The basic principals that have made our firm acknowledged worldwide in maritime law are our quality services, international experience, efficiency and in-depth legal analysis of the matters affecting our clients’ interests.

The firm through its experienced team of lawyers which command every major shipping and international commerce language used globally, from Greek, to English, French and German, and acting either independently or through a wide network of first class correspondents in the shipping and financial centers around the globe, and, in particular, New York and London, may quickly respond to legal needs that arise for the protection of its clients in any part of the world and in any level of complexity.