George is a seasoned advocate, appearing in international arbitration proceedings, representing companies, individuals, and states. His practice is evenly divided between investor-state arbitration and commercial arbitration, and has involved the full range of arbitral rules and arbitral seats. George is admitted in England as a Solicitor-Advocate.
The cases on which George works involve issues of public
international law, private international law, English law, and the law of
numerous other jurisdictions. George’s team set a precedent, by winning an
award that confirms on jurisdiction for an Investor to bring a claim directly
against a state under the Investment Agreement of the Organisation of the
Islamic Conference (Al-Warraq v Republic
of Indonesia). That award is highly significant for anyone doing
cross-border business amongst the 27 states that have ratified the Investment
considerable experience with disputes in the technical and infrastructure
fields (construction and engineering, energy, mining, rail, and shipping), as
well as experience in areas such as real estate development, shareholder
disputes, finance, broadcast media, sports, insurance, and pharmaceuticals. He
has particular strength in arbitrations coming out of projects in emerging
markets, with clients from, or working in, regions such as the Middle East,
the CIS, Eastern Europe, Africa, South Asia, East Asia, and the Caribbean.