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George K. Kontakis

Represented freight forwarder in claims from carrier for detention and demurrage after cargo rejected at discharge port and returned to port of origin
Represented owners in civil DOJ claims
Represented charterer/receiver in claim against Vessel Owner for late delivery of cargo and resultant plant shutdown
Represented numerous vessel owners in USCG/DOJ criminal environmental violation investigations and prosecutions
Review and drafted Terminal Tariffs for large fertilizer producer’s terminal facility
Represented charterer in Force Majeure C/P dispute arising out of Hurricane Harvey
Represented charterer in SMA arbitration in claim from vessel owner for off-spec bunkers and consolidated claim against bunker supplier
Represented one of the largest U.S. salt importers in SMA Arbitration with full recovery of claim, costs and fees.  Also assisted with arbitration award enforcement efforts.
Represented defendant Shipowner in Rule C Vessel arrest arising out of enforcement of maritime lien claim
Represented Fortune 500 charterer in C/P dispute arising from vessel breakdown, owner’s abandonment of vessel and eventual cargo transshipment
Represented Shipowner claimant in demurrage dispute against charterer
Represented garnishee with “close” ties to named defendant in Rule B attachment action
Represented numerous vessel owners in USCG civil penalty actions
Represented largest US exporter of soda ash in potential GA claim and eventual C/P dispute
Closed nearly $500M in second-hand vessel tanker sales for Gener8 fleet pre-acquisition by Euronav
Represented Charterer in Rule B attachment of Vessel for security from Vessel owner for C/P dispute and cargo claim
Represented claimant in insurance claim against AIG and insurance broker for freight financing coverage
Represented numerous vessel owners and managers in USCG Voluntary Disclosure Investigations and Reporting
Represented Vessel Owner in Constructive Total Loss claim after government improperly detained vessel in excess of six-months
Represented claimant in Rule B attachment of vessel for outstanding necessaries
Represented cargo interests in significant GA claim and insurance coverage issues pertaining to same
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