George Vlavianos is the managing partner 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 practices in the area of dispute resolution and construction law. He has also acted for owners, contractors and engineers in a wide range of construction disputes, from civil to industrial. In addition, he has broad experience with insurance claims arising out of large industrial construction projects.
George represents major industrial clients in complex multiparty litigation and is involved in both domestic and international mediation and arbitration with respect to significant commercial disputes. He has considerable international arbitration experience as counsel under the world’s leading arbitration rules, including UNCITRAL and ICC, and occasionally sits as an arbitrator. George also has extensive experience with construction lien disputes, particularly in the oil and gas context.
George is a registered practitioner with the DIFC courts in Dubai. He has also appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, Canada, including the Alberta Court of Appeal.
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 is admitted to the Panel of International Commercial Arbitrators of the ICC National Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. He is ranked by Chambers in the fields of dispute resolution and construction law.
George is also fluent in English, French and Greek. He has a working knowledge of German and a basic knowledge of Arabic.