International law firm Hill Dickinson has revealed two new partner appointments as it boosts it shipping practice in Greece.

The company said Vanessa Tzoannos and Anthony Paizes have been promoted at the Piraeus office to bolster the corporate, finance and shipping transaction team.

There are now five partners in Piraeus, Hill Dickinson added.

Tzoannos is qualified in England & Wales, Greece and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and also advises on disputes and transactional matters of Liberia law.

She was the first European woman to qualify in the Marshall Islands and specialises in transactions in shipping and international trade.

The new partner represents banks, other financial institutions and shipowners.

“Vanessa is a market leader and recognised in Greece for her foreign expertise advising on matters of Marshall Islands law,” Hill Dickinson said.

Paizes meanwhile is qualified in England & Wales, Greece, the Cayman Islands and South Africa.

He specialises in corporate, finance and transactional shipping matters, advising large corporates, financial institutions, private equity funds and shipowners.

Tony Goldsmith, the law firm’s head of marine and trade, said: “We are delighted to promote Vanessa and Anthony to the partnership and to expand our presence in the Greek market.”

‘Outstanding expertise’

“Having demonstrated outstanding expertise in their respective areas and a continued commitment to driving success and collegiality for the firm, we firmly believe these two outstanding lawyers have earned this recognition and we congratulate each of them on their efforts,” he added.

The Piraeus office is headed by Jasel Chauhan.

He said: “Both Vanessa and Anthony’s expertise and commitment to the Greek market and maritime sector internationally has enabled them to develop Hill Dickinson’s presence in Europe, the Middle East and beyond.”

Chauhan added their promotions were well-deserved.

“Their promotion very much supports the continued growth of Hill Dickinson in Piraeus as a leading full-service law firm for the maritime sector,” the office boss said.