Top Singapore shipping lawyer joins HFW
Law firm HFW has hired Christopher Metcalf (pictured) to bolster its shipping expertise. Mr Metcalf is ...
Global law firm HFW has boosted its Greek ship finance practice with the promotion of Piraeus consultant Kalliopi Karaiskaki (pictured above) to partner and the hire of senior associate Dimitra Gelti.
Ms Karaiskaki has also been appointed as head of the firm’s ship finance practice in Piraeus.
HFW now has 15 ship finance partners across the firm’s 18 international offices, with teams in Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Paris, Piraeus, Singapore and Shanghai.
Ms Karaiskaki spent nearly three years as a consultant for HFW in Doha, seconded as legal counsel at Maersk Oil and Qatar Gas Transport Company, and previously spent six years in London as an associate at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Richards Butler (now Reed Smith).
Before joining HFW, Ms Gelti spent over three years as an external legal consultant to Greek shipping industry clients, and prior to that was a senior associate at Stephenson Harwood in Piraeus.
Dimitri Vassos, HFW Piraeus office head said: “Kal’s promotion and Dimitra’s hire reflect our continued commitment to ship finance and corporate shipping, which are core parts of our Greek practice.”