Georgios, one of the founding partners of Three Crowns, based in the Paris office, has a broad practice spanning more than two decades and covering inter-State, investment, and commercial disputes. He has represented States, international organisations, and private parties in more than 70 disputes, including several appearances in the International Court of Justice.
Georgios’ experience includes:
- Securing a landmark award representing DEPA (the Public Gas Corporation of Greece) against the Turkish State-entity BOTAŞ in an ICC arbitration arising out of the interpretation of a price revision formula in the parties’ long-term contract. The award resets the pricing formula in the parties’ agreement and has already led to a payment of $220 million
- Representing the Kingdom of Bahrain before the International Court of Justice in two parallel appeals from decisions of the International Civil Aviation Council in cases brought by Qatar against Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the UAE, and Bahrain under the Convention on International Civil Aviation and the International Air Services Transit Agreement
- Successfully representing a subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin and Mubadala in a French language ICC arbitration, securing an award for the full amount of damages claimed
- Successfully leading a team for Mytilineos Holdings in its UNCITRAL investment treaty arbitration with the Republic of Serbia, obtaining a multimillion-dollar award
- Representing the Republic of Chile in the largest maritime-delimitation case to date in the International Court of Justice
- Representing a leading independent Middle Eastern oil and gas company relating to non-payments by the KRG for natural gas and associated petroleum liquids produced from the Khor Mor field in northern Iraq. We obtained a number of successful awards in the dispute, which settled on favourable terms for our client
In addition to counsel work, Georgios is regularly sought out to act as co-arbitrator or presiding arbitrator and has experience administering cases heard under ICC, SCC, ICSID, UNCITRAL, and LCIA rules.
Georgios is recognised by The Legal 500 as a “Leading Individual” for Public International Law. Client feedback in Chambers notes he “has superb advocacy skills”, who has “first-rate knowledge of international law”, and Who’s Who Legal, in which Georgios is recognised as a “Thought Leader”, says he is an “one of the most impressive orators and more knowledgeable lawyers”.
He has published extensively on international law and international arbitration, including the well-known monograph Procedural Law in International Arbitration, the leading commentary, UNCITRAL Rules, and Social License and Dispute Resolution in the Extractive Industries.
Georgios has represented a Member State at UNCITRAL since 2007, is a visiting professor at the Universities of Bern and Fribourg in Switzerland, and is the current rapporteur of the International Law Association International Arbitration Committee.
Georgios is qualified as a barrister in England, an avocat in France, and an advocate in Greece. He holds graduate degrees, including a doctorate, from Oxford, as well as degrees from Strasbourg and Athens.
“He has superb advocacy skills, arguing the case persuasively, in a clear and precise manner”
– Chambers France
“Georgios is a leading light in the field of investment arbitration”
– Who’s Who Legal
“A strategist, very intelligent and has a special ability to understand and work with foreign laws”
– The Legal 500 France