George Vlavianos is dedicated to helping clients resolve complex disputes worldwide by providing expert legal advice and counsel to achieve the best possible results.
George is the managing partner of Bennett Jones (Gulf) LLP, which carries on the practice of law in association with Bennett Jones LLP. Head of the firm's arbitration practice, George practises in the areas of dispute resolution and construction law. He acts for owners, contractors and engineers in a wide range of construction disputes and has advised on insurance claims arising out of large industrial construction projects. George has extensive experience representing major institutional clients in complex multi-party disputes and in mediating and arbitrating significant commercial disputes in North America, Europe and the Middle East.
"George is thoroughly prepared, constructs arguments from their elemental level and makes them resonate. As with all great litigators, he has a very good sense of irony. He is awesome in the hearing room."
Stephen Bodley, Chief Legal Counsel, Saudi Arabian Mining Company
George is a fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers, a charter fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America, and a member of the Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and a member of the London Court of International Arbitration. George is admitted to the Panel of the International Commercial Arbitrators of the ICC National Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
George is fluent in English, French and Greek. He has a working knowledge of German and a basic knowledge of Arabic.