Webinar with Agis Georgiades, Thomas Granier, Marily Paralika, Hafez Virjee, in conjunction with Christos Georgiades & Associates (4 November 2020).



Agis Georgiades is a partner and head of the dispute resolution team at Christos Georgiades & Associates LLC in Cyprus. His practice focuses on international litigation and arbitration. He has extensive experience in dealing with complex commercial, construction, energy, IP and fraud cases. His is regularly briefed by international law firms to represent clients as counsel in litigation and arbitration proceedings in Cyprus and abroad. He also acts as arbitrator and mediator. Agis lectures on the law of evidence at the University of Nicosia. He is a member of the Supreme Court’s Committee for Amending the Civil Procedure Rules. He is a Barrister of Lincoln’s Inn, a Fellow of CIArb and an Accredited Mediator. He is the author of several publications on arbitration, mediation, civil procedure and international law.

Thomas Granier is Counsel at Asafo & Co in Paris, France. He mainly focuses his practice on international arbitration and arbitration-related litigation. He has developed strong experience in disputes relating to construction, new technologies, telecoms, IT, energy, M&A. Thomas has acted as counsel in a number of commercial and investment arbitrations under the rules of various institutions such as the ICC, the LCIA, the HKIAC, the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and ad hoc arbitrations (including UNCITRAL and CIArb). Thomas has repeatedly acted as arbitrator under the ICC Rules, the rules of arbitration of Delos Dispute Resolution and in ad hoc arbitrations. Prior to joining Asafo & Co, Thomas worked at a leading US law firm. He has served as counsel in the case management team at the secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration dealing mainly with cases from Africa, the Middle East and France and as deputy counsel for the case management team dealing mainly with cases from Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

Marily Paralika acts as counsel in international arbitration proceedings governed by the ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SCC arbitration rules, as well as ad hoc proceedings. She represents parties in the construction, engineering, energy and infrastructure sectors, both in commercial arbitrations and investor-state disputes, and assist with every step of the arbitral process, including pre-arbitral strategic advice. She has handled arbitrations arising out of international commercial contracts, including long-term gas supply agreements and concession contracts, but also matters arising out of M&A and shareholders’ agreements. She also acts as an arbitrator in international arbitration proceedings. She is am a member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration for Greece and a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.  She has authored numerous articles and publications in my field of expertise and am a regular speaker at conferences on international arbitration. She teaches at the Faculty of Law of the University of Athens (Master of Civil Law and Energy).

Hafez Virjee is the President and a co-Founder of Delos. Hafez also serves as an independent arbitrator at Virjee Arbitration. He previously acted mainly as counsel. His clients have spanned the range of listed companies, private equity firms, tech start-ups, industrial concerns, State entities and treaty organisations, in disputes across a wide range of sectors and relationships, including shareholder agreements, joint-ventures, agency, M&A, telecommunications, tech, energy, pharmaceutical, construction and defence. Hafez is a solicitor of England & Wales and also qualified in France. He was previously at Dechert in Paris (with a secondment to Dubai in 2015) and prior to that at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London. He co-edits the Delos Guide to Arbitration Places (GAP) and regularly writes and speaks on international arbitration and legal risk management. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge (M.A.), the Université Paris II – Panthéon-Assas (Maîtrise) and the University of California – Berkeley (LL.M.). He is listed among the Future Leaders of Arbitration by Who’s Who Legal.

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