George Vlavianos is the managing partner of the Doha office of Bennett Jones (Gulf) LLP, which carries on the practice of law in Doha, Qatar, in association with Bennett Jones LLP.
Leader of the firm's arbitration practice, George practises in the areas of commercial litigation and construction law. He acts for owners, contractors and engineers in a wide range of construction disputes, from civil to industrial. He also has experience with professional errors and omissions insurance claims arising out of large industrial construction projects.
George represents major institutional clients in complex multi-party litigation and is involved in both domestic and international mediation and arbitration with respect to significant commercial disputes. He has UNCITRAL and ICC arbitration experience. George also has extensive experience with builders' lien disputes, particularly in the oil and gas context.
George is a registered practitioner with the DIFC courts in Dubai and also appears before all levels of court in Alberta, including the Alberta Court of Appeal.
Prior to joining Bennett Jones, he clerked with the Alberta Court of Appeal and Court of Queen's Bench in Calgary, as well as the Superior Court of Quebec in Montreal.
George is a fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers (CCCL) and a member of the Congress of Fellows of the Center for International Legal Studies. He is also a member of the London Court of International Arbitration. George was recently 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.