George Karayannides#2391

George Karayannides

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 are aligned with their operational and business objectives.

George is ranked by LEXPERT (2016) 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.

Contributed to


Challenging jurisdiction and anti-suit provisions in Canada
Challenging jurisdiction and anti-suit provisions in Canada
Practice notes

This Practice Note sets out the how a party to arbitration may challenge the jurisdiction of an arbitrator or tribunal in Canada and the position in relation to anti-suit injunctions. It deals with the use of the 1985 UNCITRAL Model Law in Canadian law, and the amended version adopted in 2006, the position in relation to provincial, territorial and federal international arbitration legislation, judicial intervention and the process for making a challenge. It also covers the granting of anti-suit injunctions, the staying of proceedings in Canada, the courts’ approach and the duration, timing and costs of the procedure.

Practice Area


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