George Gerassimou
George was born in Athens, Greece. He is a graduate of the American College of Greece, Pierce College and member of the Alumni Association. He has pursued his LL.B at the Athens University (Faculty of Law) and he holds an LL.M in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton. George has been practicing law as a trainee lawyer and he specializes in various aspects of commercial law and especially in maritime issues.
He assists in carriage of goods by sea claims, marine environmental issues concerning oil pollution, salvage and towage disputes as well as in the registration of ships and yachts in various jurisdictions. His areas of practice include also general civil law, corporate and business law. He has attended numerous international seminars both in Greece and abroad. George speaks Greek, English and French.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • • The American College of Greece, Pierce College
  • • Athens University (Faculty of Law) LL.B
  • • University of Southampton (Maritime Law) LL.M
  • • Piraeus Bar Association

Expertise areas

• Shipping
• Transportation
• Dispute Resolution
• Marine Environmental Law
• Commercial & Corporate Law
• Public International Law


• “The protection of the suppliers against solvent and insolvent maritime enterprises” (University of Athens, Faculty of Law)

• “Prescriptive and enforcement rights of a coastal State in relation to marine pollution from ships in its territorial sea, straits used for international navigation and EEZ under UNCLOS and under customary international law” (University of Southampton)

• “ The shipowners’ duty to provide a seaworthy vessel under common law and the Hague-Visby Rules” (University of Southampton)

• “ Discussion of the Cape Bari case [2016] 2 Lloyd’s Rep. 469, concerning the ability of the owners of a vessel to contract out of or waive the statutory right of limitation under the 1989 Act and the 1976 Convention”
(University of Southampton)

• “Towards a new civil liability and compensation regime for transboundary oil pollution caused by drilling platforms” (Dissertation, University of Southampton)
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185 38 Piraeus, Greece
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