Three Crowns Partner, Georgios Petrochilos QC was one of the editors of the recently released Social License and Dispute Resolution in the Extractive Industries (Brill, 2021).  The publication collated papers presented at an international conference on the same topic, held in February 2020, under the aegis of the Centre du droit de l’entreprise of the University of Lausanne.

The collection offers insights from both renowned academics and practitioners on the intersection of international dispute resolution and the social license to operate in the extractive industries. With its combined academic and practical perspective, the book focuses on mining disputes and addresses a broad array of issues, such as third party funding, grievance and redress, as well as the protection of human rights and the environment. In addition, it is the first work in the market that discusses the proposed rules of the world’s first and only Global Natural Resources Dispute Resolution Center (GNDC).

The publication will be followed by further conferences on the topic, where Georgios will have fireside chats regarding investment treaty protection and arbitration, indigenous rights, and cognate issues.

The book is available to purchase here.


Georgios, a partner in the firm’s Paris office, has a broad practice covering inter-State, investment, and commercial disputes. He has represented States, international organisations, and private parties in more than 80 disputes; and is regularly sought out to act as co-arbitrator and presiding arbitrator.

Chambers notes that Georgios “boasts considerable expertise in both investor-state and commercial arbitration.” He is recognised by The Legal 500 as a “Leading Individual” in Public International Law, and by Who’s Who Legal as a “Global Elite Thought Leader” in arbitration.

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