Stylianou & Stylianou Law Office was established in 1978 by Stelios P. Stylianou and Dina Dousca-Stylianou. Since its setting up, the firm developed and flourished in its two main fields of expertise, that is shipping and aviation law. It has been acting as legal counsel in Greece for ship and aviation insurers, P&I Ship Mutual Assurance Associations, ship-owning companies and airlines in all aspects of shipping and aviation law, including ship collisions and casualties, air accidents, passenger and cargo claims, ship sale and purchase, transfer and lease of aircraft, litigation and arbitration in ship and aviation disputes. In the course of its four decades of life, the firm was involved in all major air accidents which have occurred in the area of Greece, and, specifically, the Swissair DC-8 fatal accident at Athens airport in October 1979, the Egyptair Boeing 737 hijacking at Athens airport in November 1985, the Olympic Aviation aircraft crash at Samos Island in August 1989, the Falcon Mystère 900 accident off Bucharest on 14.09.1999, the EKAB/Helitalia two Agusta A109E helicopter crashes off Athens and in Anafi Island on 14.01.2001 and 17.06.2002 respectively, the Chinook military helicopter fatal accident off Athos mount on 11.09.2004 and the Helios Boeing 737-300 aircraft crash off Athens on 14.08.2005; the crash of an Olympic Aviation Schweizer helicopter near Athens (22 April 2008); the crash of a Bell 206B helicopter in the area of Crete Island (5 August 2010), the crash of an Apache military helicopter near Athens (30 July 2010); the Tatarstan Airlines accident of B737-53A in Kazan, Russia (17 November 2013); and the fatal accident to a military NATO F-16 aircraft in Albacete, Spain (26 January 2015).
The firm has been constantly classified, since 2004 to date, by the International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers, as one of the world’s best aviation law firms and the number one firm in Greece for aviation legal expertise. See also LegalsFinest 2014 p. 78 or at www.legalsfinest.com, ExpertGuides Aviation 2015 p. 23 and 2017 p. 36 or at www.expertguides.com/practiceareas/aviation, Five Star Lawyer 2017 at www.5starlaw.com, The Lawyer Network 2017 at www.thelawyer-network.com and Global Law Experts 2017 p.40 or at www.globallawexperts.com