George Economou

Called: 1965

Practice Overview

Qualified 1965; Lincoln’s Inn; practised law, in Cyprus, 1967-2005; practising law in Athens and London since 1974; first EU lawyer to become an advocate of the Supreme Court of Greece (Areios Pagos); practising arbitration and ADR; past president of the Mediterranean Maritime Arbitrator’s Association; member of several arbitration bodies; director in extensive number of offshore shipping and investment companies; author of chapter on Greece, ‘International Execution Against Judgment Debtors’ (Sweet and Maxwell); ‘Dispute Resolution Methods’ (chapter on Greece) - ‘Comparative Law Yearbook for International Business’ (special issue 1994 ed); ‘Judicial Sales of Vessels and Priority of Claims’, (chapter on Greece) - IBA Maritime Law Handbook; Retirement in Europe – the Tax Aspect (chapter on Greece) - International Tax Planning Association. Contributes regularly to Offshore Investment magazine.

  • Languages: Greek, French
  • Academic: First Model Gymnasium for Boys, Athens; the Council of Legal Education School of Law, barrister 1965; advocate of the Supreme Court of Cyprus 1967; advocate of the Supreme Court of Greece 1995; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators 1994.
  • Interests: Member the Athens Club, the Yacht Club of Greece.

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