With a multitude of shipping and financing players thriving in Greece’s maritime scene, the new head of Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) in the country is sanguine for the future.

“It’s fair to say we’re looking to expand our presence both in shipping but also outside shipping in Greece,” said Yianni Cheilas, who today — 1 August — became the new head of the law firm’s operations in the world’s biggest shipowning hub.

From his new position, Cheilas oversees 40 lawyers in Athens and Piraeus, 25 of whom handle all aspects of shipping.