Arbitration

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, 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 negotiate commercial settlements.

Since establishing our firm in November 2017, Phillip has represented clients on the following matters:

  • Astro v Lippo represent Lippo in multiple court proceedings in Hong Kong involving the enforcement of 5 international arbitration awards for the sum of US$250 million. The Court of Final Appeal Hong Kong found in favour of Lippo in 2018 and refused Astro's application for enforcement of the awards. Our current representation is focused on resolving multiple cost orders and existing interlocutory applications  
  • Asia-based heavy engineering company in ICC arbitration proceedings in London involving claims arising out of a power station in Bahrain
  • Asia-based 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 kilometres
  • Asia-based submarine 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  
  • 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
  • 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

Phillip was a partner at Jones Day (2010 to 2015) and Baker Botts (2015 to 2017). He was an associate at Jones Day from 2005 to 2010 and an associate at Baker & McKenzie from 2000 to 2005. His representative experience during this time includes the following matters:

  • 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
  • Government client defending UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings seated in Malaysia in connection with a damages claim in excess of 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
  • 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