Sotiris is a widely respected arbitration counsel and arbitrator and one of the youngest-ever lawyers to be appointed as arbitrator by the ICC. He has represented clients as counsel in arbitrations under ICC, LCIA, SCC, Swiss, UNCITRAL and domestic rules, and in arbitration-related proceedings including setting aside and recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards). He has also represented the European Commission as external legal counsel before the Courts of the European Union.
His experience in commercial arbitration spans engineering, energy, construction, concessions, mining, commodities, anti-trust and state aid, privacy and shareholder disputes as well as disputes arising from main and offset agreements in the defence sector.
He has represented clients in proceedings before the Greek courts, including Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court. As well as providing expert counsel in arbitrations and other forms of ADR, Sotiris has served as administrative secretary to several arbitral tribunals.
Sotiris also supports clients with pre-arbitration assessments and settlement negotiations, helping them to understand their best options and weigh up the possible outcomes in advance of potentially costly and disruptive proceedings.
He is member of several arbitration-related commissions and task forces and sits on the advisory board of EODID, the Athens Mediation & Arbitration Organization alternative dispute resolution services provider.