George Iatridis
Partner

MARITIME

ATHENS

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D: +30 210 455 7391
M: +30 694 555 4186

EmailE: giatridis@wfw.com

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George is a Partner in the Maritime team and practices Greek law Disputes Resolution at our Athens office.

With a career spanning 30 years, George has built a reputation as one of Greece’s most distinguished maritime litigators, regularly advising the full spectrum of shipping industry participants, including leading Greek and international ship owning groups, P&I clubs, banks, insurers and reinsurers. He is especially well-known for his expertise advising on cargo and charterparty claims, insurance and reinsurance disputes, litigation arising from accidents at sea, enforcements and foreclosures, as well as marine pollution and casualty cases. George also has considerable experience advising on disputes arising from ship sale and purchase agreements and shipbuilding contracts. He has also been involved in employment, aviation, administrative matters as well as commercial and civil litigation files.

His stellar reputation is recognised by leading legal directories Legal 500 EMEA and Chambers Europe, with the former listing him as the only individual in its “Hall of Fame” for Shipping Litigation in Greece and the latter noting his clients’ regard for his “vast knowledge of Greek maritime law”.

Experience Open

  • The Sea Diamond
  • After the total loss of the cruise ship ‘The Sea Diamond’ which sank off the coast of Santorini, George defended claims for pollution and wreckage removal. He also defended charges against the crew and shore-side offices.
  • The Norman Atlantic
  • George defended passengers’ claims as well as trucks and cargo interests’ claims following a fire on an RO-RO ferry, The Norman Atlantic. He also defended criminal charges against the owners’ and managers’ officers.
  • O.W. Bunker
  • George defended various claims brought by third (not contracting) parties against the owners of the vessels supplied by O.W. Bunker.

Education Open

1988: Athens University Law School

Membership of Professional Societies Open

Piraeus Bar (October 1989)

Union of Greek Maritime Lawyers

Greek Society of Maritime and Transport Law