Panagiotis Georgilis Panagiotis Georgilis

Panagiotis Georgilis

Senior Associate Athens

T: +30210947 2624 M: +30695228 0189


Panagiotis’ practice focuses on multijurisdictional commercial litigation and arbitration matters, with a particular emphasis on shipping disputes.  He also has experience in international white-collar defence and investigations.

Panagiotis’ maritime disputes experience includes advising on matters arising from charterparties, bills of lading, commodities, sale and purchase and shipbuilding disputes, as well as more recently decarbonisation issues such as CII/EEXI/EU ETS. He has experience in both High Court litigation and arbitration, assisting P & I clubs, shipowners, charterers, and traders. Leveraging his maritime experience, he also assists clients with non-contentious and drafting matters.

Prior to joining WFW, Panagiotis trained and worked for more than seven years at a leading international law firm based in London (2013-2021). While at WFW, he has also worked on secondment for an International Group P&I Club advising members primarily from Europe and the USA.

Panagiotis received his B.A. in Law from the University of Oxford. He also holds an LL.M. in Trade Regulation from New York University School of Law, and a Master 2 (Recherche) in Business Law from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II).

Panagiotis is qualified to practice law in England & Wales, where he is a solicitor of the Senior Courts, and in Greece. He is fluent in French and conversational in German.

Show related areas
  • Acting for a Swiss headquartered oil trading company in its defence of a US$2bn High Court claim concerning a disputed Contract of Affreightment.
  • A large Germany-based manufacturing company in a compliance review and internal investigation of global sales intermediaries.
  • A Cypriot holding company and related entities in a complex civil litigation and enforcement proceedings in Cyprus, Germany and Austria, engaging contractual and fiduciary claims under German and Cypriot law.
  • Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Limited and Pangea Minerals Limited, subsidiaries of Acacia Mining plc, in a mining arbitration against the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania seated in London under the UNCITRAL Rules.
  • The Center for Reproductive Rights in securing UN recommendations to overturn El Salvador’s criminalization of abortion.


2013 · L.P.C., BPP Law School
2012 · M2 (Recherche), Droit des Affaires (Business Law), Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II)
2010 · LL.M., Trade Regulation, New York University School of Law
2009 · B.A. Jurisdprudence (Law), University of Oxford

memberships & associations

2015 · Solicitor, England & Wales
2019 · Registered European Lawyer, Athens Bar Association