Mr. Paul Katsouris

Senior Associate, Shipping Department

  • Senior Associate, Shipping Department
  • Fichte & Co.

Languages: English and Greek

Areas of Expertise:
• Maritime Law
• International Trade
• Shipping Litigation
• Ship Finance and S&P
• Commercial Law
• Technology, Startups, FinTech

Paul Katsouris (LLB, LLM) is a Senior Associate with Fichte & Co specializing in shipping and commercial matters. He acts for shipowners, underwriters, charterers, banks, entrepreneurs, funds, P&I Clubs, and investors in contentious and non-contentious matters. Known for being a results-driven lawyer with a sound commercial approach to settling legal disputes, Paul has worked extensively with counsels in multiple jurisdictions on cross-border disputes, arrests and arbitrations.

He is an active member of the UAE’s legal community, and was responsible for setting up a Pro Bono facility aimed at offering legal and mentoring services to young entrepreneurs and start-up businesses. In 2016, he was named ‘Young Person of the Year’ at Seatrade Maritime Awards (Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa) in recognition of his work within the shipping community. Most recently, he was invited to NorShipping 2017 in Oslo, as the moderator of the Ocean Opportunity Pitch Sessions, an initiative aimed at addressing industry problems through innovative solutions. Paul is also the driving force behind the Hellenic Shipping Association UAE, a network for UAE based Greek shipping professionals.

Before joining Fichte & Co, Paul was Head of the Legal Department at a leading international shipping company. He studied law in London and received a LLM in Maritime Law from City University London.