Mrs. Joanna Koukouli

Deputy Claims Manager,SCB (Hellas) Inc. Piraeus Office, The American P&I Club.

Joanna Koukouli, LL.M. is Deputy Claims Manager in SCB (Hellas) Inc., Piraeus office for the Managers of the American Steamship Mutual Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association.

Joanna Koukouli is a member of the New York State Bar, the Piraeus Bar, and the Law Society of England and Wales thereby making her a triple qualified lawyer. She obtained her first degree in law from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and subsequently completed post-graduate studies at the University of Southampton in the UK, earning a LL.M. in Maritime Law, and at Brooklyn Law School prior to her admission to the New York State Bar.

Prior to joining SCB (Hellas), Inc., Joanna worked as a solicitor for a major UK business law firm based in their Southampton office as part of the commercial litigation, shipping division team. She subsequently worked for a major NY law firm involved in shipping litigation and after returning to Greece she served for five years as in-house lawyer at Danaos Shipping Co.Ltd., a major Piraeus-based manager of a containership fleet. In that capacity, she handled a wide variety of P&I, FD&D and transactional business including S&P, shipbuilding contracts, corporate, ship finance and was involved in the NYSE-listed parent vessel-owning company’s IPO and SEC filings.

Joanna has been with SCB (Hellas), Inc., since 2011 and as Deputy Claims Manager, Joanna supervises the claims staff with respect to the day to day running of all P&I/FDD incidents while also directly responsible herself for the direction and handling of the more complicated casualties and high level disputes in the region. Joanna also oversees the review for approval of armed guards contracts and seafarer employment contracts.