Senior-level manager with eight years of managerial experience. Strong strategic-planning and people-management skills.
Analytical problem solver
Strong proposal writer
Exceptional time management skills
Legal implications knowledge
Oversee the growth and maintenance of existing client base of the Group's various companies, with an emphasis on banking institutions and private equity firms, and identify and pursue prospective clients (private or public) globally; Guide the Business Development team and analyze the company's strengths and weaknesses against those of the competitors; Develop and implement comprehensive short-term, medium-term and long-term action plans and successfully establish strategic partnerships with industry players; Prepare and present executive summaries and proposals to potential clients analyzing the added-value services the company offers and the direct positive impact the services have on the client's business needs; Evaluate operational and legal issues to determine whether the company's programs remain competitive and stay current with the latest industry demands on an on-going basis; Attend and participate in major industry events in order to represent the company on behalf of the Executives.
Structure the registration procedures under the Luxembourg maritime flag in accordance with the Luxembourg Maritime Act of 1990;.
Chair working meetings with the Luxembourg Maritime Registry's Commissioner and Executive members in order to strategize over the expansion of the Luxembourg maritime flag through YCF Group's expertise;.
Coordinate various matters related to the creation of EuroFLag Services S.à.r.L (EFS) such as drafting business agreements between EFS and ship owners, creating comprehensive procedures manuals, and advising on certification matters and mortgage recording procedures;
Oversee and train EFS team members in New York, Hamburg and Luxembourg.
Managed the Registration and Mortgage Department teams of the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (second largest ship registry in the world) and supervised the team of attorneys of the New York office; Directed and trained over 35 team members globally on matters of client experience and compliance under the Liberian Maritime Law (Title 21), which has adopted the non-statutory General Maritime Law of the United States of America; Assessed submitted business documents such as charterparty agreements, mortgage deeds, evidence of authority and other ancillary documentation in order to authorize the recording of mortgage instruments against Liberian-flagged vessels and guided on matters of admiralty sales and priority of liens; Revised and redrafted the Guidelines to the Liberian Maritime Law (RLM-100) and recommended amendments to the Law (RLM-107) and Regulations (RLM-108) accordingly; Analyzed documents submitted in relation to Liberian Corporations or Foreign Maritime Entities such as Articles of Incorporation, evidence of authority and resolutions and drafted sample corporate forms such as Liberian LLC Operating Agreement; Developed advanced knowledge of international business law and formulated business documents such as Data Exchange Agreements and Filing Agent Agreements and recommended revisions to the Commercial Code and to the Tax Code.
Interviewed potential complainants and ascertained whether a violation of the law under the New York City Administrative Code and Federal Law (Title VII, ADA, ADEA) was articulated;.
Conducted investigations and drafted legal determinations of "probable cause" or "no probable cause"; Participated in pre-trial hearings and negotiated settlements.
Represented insurance companies in New York Civil Courts, New York District Courts, and at arbitration hearings;.
Drafted legal memoranda and pleadings, including motions and answers to discovery demands for over 1,000 no-fault insurance defense cases.
Legal Studies magna cum laude
English/Greek: Native Speaker
French: Diplome d'Etudes en Langue Francaise, Sevres, France
ADA, Administrative, arbitration, banking, Business Development, competitive, client, clients, documentation, drafting, English, equity, Filing, forms, French, Greek, insurance, international business, Law, legal, meetings, Exchange, office, proposals, Speaker, sales, settlements, strategic, Tax, Articles
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