An independent claims handling company



Assisting our clients who operate in the Asian Market


All types of Maritime, Aviation & Energy Claims can be resolved without aggression

Skinitis Lex Mare provides specialists in these fields.


A Continued Relationship With Our Asia-Pacific Clientele

Skinitis Lex Mare is an independent claims handling company affiliated to Skinitis LLC network of offices in London, Athens & Limassol.

We are predominantly appointed to handle, investigate & adjust claims on behalf of corporations involved  in the maritime, aviation and the energy sector across the Asia-Pacific region.

Providing rapid on site attendance in respect of any emergencies – our team of highly trained personnel are familiar with the various jurisdiction of the Asia Pacific region and can be mobilized and dispatched in hours.

We specialise in claims for loss or damage arising from contracts in the above-mentioned sectors.

Litigation and/or arbitration are not always the appropriate solution to a dispute. We take time to consider amicable & non-confrontational avenues to resolve disputes. Tailor made Services for outstanding results.

Our Philosophy

Set up in 2014 by Soto Skinitis - affiliated with Skinitis LLC. We have a strong & continued relationship with a worldwide shipping clientele. Network offices in Cyprus, liaison centres in Greece & UK.

Our History

Bringing the world to your world. Joint Venture with LG. Zambartas LLC, Cyprus Law Offices. Associated with Gallen Alliance Solicitors in Dublin. Our client base consists of P & I Clubs, Owners, Charterers, Banks, Off shore industry, Shippers & various other financial institutions.

Our Associations

Our Range Of Legal Services


Specializing in LMAA, GAFTA and various forms of international arbitration, with experience of ADR proceedings in London, Paris, Hong Kong & Singapore.


Specializing in all types of judicial proceedings in the English Courts at all levels, including Supreme Court proceedings.


Bringing parties to mediation forums and thereby avoiding arbitration or litigation in all major shipping hub cities.

Ship Sale & Purchase

Dealing with Vessel sale and purchase agreements for our worldwide clientele by an experienced team of solicitors.

 Yachts / Asset Management

Providing advice on financing, underwriting & dispute resolution for yacht owners, underwriters & brokers.

 Vessel Registation

Handling a wide variety of registrations with popular flag nations such as Liberia, Panama & Greece.


Assisting clients in the aviation industry, particularly in relation to financing & leasing.

 CMR / Carriage By Road

Assisting clients with any aspect of combined transport contracts in the supply chain.

Why Choose Us

Protecting your interests.  Securing your assets.  Giving you peace of mind.

Our Team & Associates

SOTO SKINITIS - Solicitor & Founder
Soto qualified as a solicitor with Lewis Moore & Co in 1999 having gained legal experience at Poles, Tublin Patestides & Stratakis in Manhattan, USA. He then went on to practice with Jackson Parton and Norton Rose, before founding the Skinitis Maritime Law firm in May 2006. He has been invited to be guest lecturer in Shipping Law at the Business College of Athens.
Soto remains largely focused on dry shipping. His main area of expertise is with disputes relating to charterparties, bills of lading, ship management agreements, ship sales & purchase contracts, bunker contamination, cargo claims, bad stowage, and other fields that relate to the dry shipping market. His extensive legal knowledge is complemented by a thorough understanding of the technical aspects of shipping gained whilst serving in the Greek merchant navy.
Soto is fluent in English and Greek, and has a good command of French.

Getting In Touch

For general inquiries please send us your details using the form below or an email to

If you are a client, please contact the relevant office by telephone to find out where to direct your email.