The day after Thanksgiving, James Christodoulou found himself in an impossible situation. The CEO of Stamford, Conn.-based Industrial Shipping Enterprises had just received word that a band of Somali pirates had boarded and hijacked one of his tankers -- the Liberian-flagged MV Biscaglia -- in the Gulf of Aden. Christodoulou turned to his company's longtime outside counsel at Seward & Kissel for assistance in rescuing the ship's 28-man crew and putting company investors at ease.
Seward & Kissel Lawyers Help Negotiate Deal With Somali Pirates
The American Lawyer
February 10, 2009