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Maritime London Chair Harry Theochari awarded OBE

Posted on: 2 June 2022

Maritime London Chair and Senior Consultant at Norton Rose Fulbright, Harry Theochari, has been made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022 for his services to the maritime industry.

In addition to his role as Chair of Maritime London, Harry sits on the Institute of Maritime Law Advisory Board of the University of Southampton and is Chair Emeritus of Maritime UK.

Lord Mountevans, Immediate Past Chair of Maritime London said:
“This recognition on behalf of Her Majesty is a very well deserved honour for Maritime London’s Chair. Harry is a passionate champion not only for the UK’s maritime services but for all of the UK’s maritime industries, as he demonstrated so clearly during his recent chairmanship of Maritime UK.  This is excellent news.  The award will be warmly welcomed by all involved in this great industry.”

Jos Standerwick, Chief Executive of Maritime London said:
“As his many industry accolades attest, Harry has been a leading ship finance lawyer for over three and a half decades and successfully led the team at Norton Rose Fulbright from 1996 through a time when the ship finance landscape has fundamentally shifted. He has also been an endlessly energetic advocate for the commercial shipping and professional services of the UK, culminating in his Chairing of the umbrella body for the maritime sector Maritime UK, and his current role as Chair of Maritime London. This award on behalf of Her Majesty is great news and a clear recognition of Harry’s contribution to the industry.”


A high resolution photo of Harry Theochari is available to download here.

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