For over 20 years Phillip Georgiou has provided legal advice to clients involved in contentious matters arising out of energy, infrastructure, industrial, technology and manufacturing industries throughout Asia Pacific. His counsel includes devising strategies and representing clients in negotiations and formal dispute resolution procedures involving power plants, oil and gas facilities, transportation projects (ports, airports, railroads, highways, bridges), commercial and real estate developments, manufacturing and industrial plants.
In addition to Phillip’s industry focus, he is experienced in representing clients involved in commercial disputes arising out of joint ventures, shareholder agreements and corporate matters. Phillip has represented government bodies and instrumentalities, project owners, contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, technology and industrial companies.
In formal dispute resolution, Phillip leads and manages litigation and international arbitration cases including appearing as lead advocate before institutional and ad hoc arbitral tribunals throughout the Asia Pacific region. His experience extends to litigating cases before the courts of Hong Kong, coordinating teams on cross-border and multi-jurisdictional litigation, as well as assisting clients in various forms of alternative dispute resolution including mediation, adjudication and conciliation.
Phillip also has extensive experience at the “front end” of major projects including drafting and negotiating EPC and other construction contracts, sub-contracts, consultant agreements, supply agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, warranties, forms of security (guarantees, letters of credit), novation agreements, and bridging agreements for onshore and offshore aspects of projects.
Education and Honours
- Bachelor of Laws, Monash University, 1993
- Bachelor of Economics, Monash University, 1991
- Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 China Construction: Hong Kong-based (International Firms) Band 3
- Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 China Dispute Resolution Arbitration (International Firms) Band 4
- Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2018 Hong Kong Dispute Resolution International Arbitration Leading Individual
- Who’s Who Legal 2019 Hong Kong Construction
- Hong Kong
- England and Wales
- Victoria, Australia