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Charlie Papavizas

Winston & Strawn


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 a number of 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 a number of articles on a variety of topics including the Jones Act such as “The Story of the Jones Act (Merchant Marine Act, 1920)” in the Summer 2020 and Winter 2021 issues of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal and on offshore wind including “Forming joint ventures to construct US offshore wind farms” in the March 2019 issue of Renewable Energy World, “Jones Act impacts on offshore wind” in the March 2019 issue Project Finance International and “Does the Jones Act Apply to Offshore Alternative Energy Projects?” in the Summer 2010 issue of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal. The Tulane Maritime Law Journal is currently in the process of publishing “The Story of the Jones Act (Merchant Marine Act, 1920).” Mr. Papavizas is also the co-author of the Practising Law Institute’s Maritime Law Answer Book and has been quoted in a number of publications on a variety of shipping topics. 

Sessions With Charlie Papavizas

Wednesday, 26 May

  • 03:15pm - 03:30pm (EST) / 26/may/2021 07:15 pm - 26/may/2021 07:30 pm

    General Session

    The Jones Act: Implications for US Offshore Wind

    Offshore wind is poised to boom in the US, but understanding the ins and outs of the Jones Act is crucial for project owners, EPCs, and logistics service providers who want to participate. The Jones Act, strongly supported by the Biden administration, requires that cargoes moved between US ports be carried by US-flagged and -crewed ships — including between US ports and offshore wind installation sites. In this session, Charlie Papavizas, chair of the maritime practice with Winston & Strawn, will discuss the implications of the Jones Act for offshore wind construction and project logistics.