George Karayannides is an experienced advocate who represents clients in litigation and arbitration on a wide-range of complex and high-stakes business disputes, including class actions, infrastructure and construction.
George has extensive domestic and international experience in a broad range of corporate and commercial disputes. Over his 30-year career, he has represented a wide range of businesses, leading multinational companies, individuals and government bodies in the energy, transport, telecommunications, infrastructure and construction and financial sectors. He has significant experience before Federal and Provincial courts, as well as before arbitral and administrative tribunals. George regularly works with foreign counsel on cross-border issues and disputes.
A strategic thinker and skilled negotiator, George takes a collaborative approach in crafting creative and focused legal solutions to disputes arising out of complex business transactions. He provides practical advice on mission-critical issues, and works to empower his clients in developing strategies that re aligned with their operational and business objectives.
George is ranked by LEXPERT as a leading lawyer in Canada, and is listed as a Leading Practitioner in Canada by the peer-reviewed Best Lawyers since 2013, in the area of corporate commercial litigation. He is also recognized by LEXPERT as a leading US/Canada cross-border litigator and holds a Martindale-Hubbell, BV Distinguished rating. George was also recognized in the 2016 edition of the LEXPERT Special Edition on Canada's Leading Infrastructure Lawyers.
George is a frequent speaker on emerging legal issues, as well as an advocacy skills instructor. He is currently serving as a Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s, International Law Section, Canada Committee.