Phillip Georgiou is an advocate for parties to domestic and international arbitration primarily in Hong Kong, Singapore and London. His experience involves cases under prominent arbitration rules including UNCITRAL, HKIAC, CIETAC, SIAC, ICC and LCIA.

Clients range from multinationals, private equity, funds and businesses in a variety of sectors including consulting, construction and engineering, energy, financial services, logistics, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, real estate, technology and telecommunications.

Phillip’s support includes formulating and implementing case strategies that use arbitration proceedings to leverage and negotiate commercial settlements.

Experience highlights include the following arbitration cases and Hong Kong court proceedings for interim measures in support of arbitration.

  • Hong Kong seated arbitration under the HKIAC Administered Rules and IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence before three-member tribunal between German sound equipment and products business and Chinese distributor concerning termination of supply and distribution agreements.
  • Russian energy company defending against two anti-suit injunctions in relation to Hong Kong seated arbitration proceedings concerning the development of a Euro10 billion gas projects in Russia.
  • Russian bank defending anti-suit injunction restraining Russian proceedings in favor of arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong
  • Hong Kong seated arbitration proceedings under the HKIAC Administered Rules representing French textile business against mainland Chinese textiles company concerning failed M&A transaction.
  • Senior management employee and shareholder in HKIAC arbitration proceedings against biotech and healthcare private equity funds for recovery of carry interest, stock options and damages for unjust enrichment.
  • Korean cable manufacturer in ICC arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong against Chinese communications company arising out of a consortium agreement for the supply and development of an electrical transmission system in Venezuela.  
  • Korean submarine cable manufacturer and supplier in LCIA arbitration proceedings in London against English wind farm developer. The dispute involved alleged defects in submarine cable spanning over 20 kilometers.
  • Chinese biotech company in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong against a joint venture partner in relation to disputes arising under a share purchase agreement concerning the development of cutting-edge medical devices.
  • European technology company in ICC arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong against mainland Chinese telecommunications company concerning disputes arising under supply and licensing agreement.
  • M&A advisory consultant in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong against a Hong Kong/Australia property development syndicate.
  • Private equity partner in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings in Hong Kong against fund formation sponsor concerning disputes arising out of Hong Kong and Cayman funds.
  • Korean heavy engineering company in ICC arbitration proceedings in London involving claims arising out of a power station in Bahrain.
  • Government client defending UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings seated in Malaysia in connection with damages claim exceeding US$3 billion arising out of the termination of a project development agreement and related mining contracts for a 1400 MW lignite-fired power plant in the Democratic Republic of Laos.
  • Global media and advertising conglomerate in multiple ICC arbitration proceedings supported by Hong Kong court interlocutory applications relating to shareholder and subscription agreements, and arranged the completion of a full and final multi-jurisdictional settlement of dispute proceedings in the Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, and the PRC.
  • Global computer chip supplier in Singapore arbitration in relation to disputes arising out of multiple supply and purchase arrangements with a major US hard disk drive manufacturer concerning pricing disputes for read channels and ASIC control devices.
  • Hong Kong based cosmetics and nutritional supplement distributor in parallel arbitrations seated in Singapore and Tokyo in relation to claims against Japanese manufacturer resulting from the termination of global distribution agreements and pricing arrangements.
  • US supplier of advanced LED panels in Hong Kong arbitration against Chinese manufacturer for breach of warranty resulting in defective products and defending counterclaim alleging breach of trade secret laws.