• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Charlie Papavizas

Winston & Strawn LLP

Partner and Chair of the Maritime Practice

Constantine (Charlie) Papavizas is a partner in the international law firm of Winston & Strawn LLP resident in Washington, D.C. and is the chair of its maritime practice group. Mr. Papavizas is listed in legal guides as a leading shipping lawyer including Chambers USA. Mr. Papavizas represents ship owners, operators and managers, shipyards, energy companies, marine construction companies, financial institutions, and a variety of other interests in the world-wide maritime and energy industries. Mr. Papavizas has authored articles on a variety of topics including offshore wind development and the Jones Act. Mr. Papavizas is the co-author of the Practising Law Institute’s Maritime Law Answer Book and has been quoted in many publications on a variety of shipping topics. Mr. Papavizas is also the author of the upcoming book, Journey to the Jones Act–U.S. Merchant Marine Policy 1776-1920, to be published by Adducent under its Fortis nonfiction imprint in the Spring 2024.

Sessions With Charlie Papavizas

Thursday, 25 April

  • 11:45am - 12:30pm (CST) / 25/apr/2024 04:45 pm - 25/apr/2024 05:30 pm

    Breakbulk Academy: Contracting and Global Shipping: Grappling with US Flag and Global Emissions Regulations

    Cargoes, vessel types, stakeholders and regulations evolve relentlessly in the project cargo logistics sector and drive important changes in how this sector contracts for ocean transportation and other functions. Legislation such as the US Jones Act and the EU’s new Emissions Trading System (ETS) requirements only add to the complexity. This Breakbulk Academy session will analyze, discuss, and answer questions about contracting and vessel chartering. Charlie Papavizas is a partner and chair of maritime practice with Washington, DC-based Winston & Strawn and a well-known writer and authority on US flag-related regulations. In this session, he will focus on US-flag and cargo preference contracting. Stinne Taiger Ivø is deputy secretary general with the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), which has developed many of the standard maritime clauses and contracts used in global shipping. Stinne heads a team developing new charter party terms focused on EU ETS and on environmental regulations generally. This session offers a unique opportunity for industry newcomers and more experienced logisticians and chartering managers to learn from and ask questions of two knowledgeable, well-qualified experts.