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Ioanna Vitta

Partner - Marine Consulting in association with Tatham & Co

Email: Ioanna.vitta@tathamlaw.com

Mobile: +306944352372

Ioanna has over 30 years’ experience in shipping litigation and dispute resolution. She specialises in disputes arising from international trade, commodities and shipping matters including cross-border and trade finance disputes arising out of contracts of affreightment (CoAs) and charterparties, memoranda of agreements (MoAs), bills of lading, management agreements and shipbuilding disputes. Ioanna also advises on casualties including LOF, salvage, collisions, groundings, General Average, fire and cargo claims.

Her practice regularly involves the handling of litigation cases in London arbitration (LMAA), London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA),  as well as in the High Court in London.

She is a qualified lawyer in Greece since 1991 and has been a qualified Solicitor of England and Wales since 2002. Prior to working in private practice, she worked for more than a decade as in-house Legal Counsel for various shipping companies, as well as the Maritime and Transports’ Division of the European Parliament in Brussels and Luxembourg.  Ioanna holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Athens and a Master of Laws (LL.M) on Maritime Law from the University of Southampton.

Ioanna speaks fluent Greek and French. She regularly provides clients with in-house training and presents seminars worldwide on a wide range of topics including bunker claims, unsafe port, time v. voyage charterparty disputes, Scopic and General average, Bills of Lading and Letters of Indemnity amongst others.

Ioanna has been highlighted in Global Chambers since 2008 annually and Chambers Europe who have commented that “her dedication to the industry and ability to get results are why she has a great reputation…” She is also rated among market sources for her “diligence, experience and spot-on advice”. Ioanna has been awarded the International Choice Client Award in 2018 and 2021.

Ioanna is an active member of WISTA, the Propeller Club and is a Trainer at Det Norske Veritas and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in Greece. Ioanna is a Certified Arbitrator since 2018 (CIArb).